Today I am saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Paul Roberts. Paul had a significant impact on my life. As 2017 opened up, I found myself at a cross-roads. All this technical skill, all these offers to further technology for technologies sake. Where’s the spirit? What’s the point?
A door opened up to me after a brilliant blog post compelled me to reach out to its author. My plea for guidance led me to the Alianza Arkana, a non-profit working with the indigenous Shipibo people and the plant medicines of the Amazon. That author was Paul, the director of Alianza Arkana.
I never wound up working with the Alianza Arkana. I did wind up speaking at length with Paul about things of all sorts, exchanging technical wisdom for Western-psyche shattering insights. I didn’t know it then, but I understand it now; that mentorship I was seeking had been with me all along.
If you’re interested in getting to know a dearly departed mind that illuminated new frontiers of consciousness exploration, Paul’s blog is one of the best. Before passing he wrote a three-part, 10,000 word paper that I believe is important.
Earth-Beings, Plant Spirits, Ayahuasca and Equivocations by Dr. Paul Roberts:
Thank you, Paul. Rest well, my friend. I will no longer hide from the insights we’ve both shared and the realities I know to be more real than real. May you find yourself in good company among the Other Beings.
Dr. Paul Roberts: January 17, 1955 - February 21, 2018