Honoring the Elders: The Path of the Urban Shaman with Duli Wilkins
In this week’s episode, Jonathan talks with Abdul “Duli” Wilkins, aka “The Beantown Ghetto Shaman.” Duli is a visual artist, certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher and Intuitive Healer from Boston Ma. He grew up in the inner city of Roxbury and was influenced by his father and mother from a very young age to value the study of metaphysics, mysticism, occult information and spirituality. In college at Northeastern University Duli was introduced to psilocybin mushrooms which had a very mystical affect on him and ever since has been exploring the benefits of “Teaching Plants and Fungi”. Through personal experience he advocates the use of ethogens in a sacred manner. Duli strongly believes that “Urban Shamanism” can help heal trauma based issues, bring people together from various backgrounds/races and bring a new found awareness of self and connection to the earth and Great Spirit!
Duli and his wife and partner Yolanda are raising their 1-year-old daughter, Dendara, organize nature walks in Boston city parks, and are currently planning an Urban Shamanism Conference in Boston for this summer, which we will keep everyone updated on.
Jonathan and Duli’s conversation topics include the recent passing of Kai Wingo, their mutual love and respect for Baba Kilindi Iyi, the role of plant teachers in healing the trauma that can come from life in the inner city, and how mushrooms can reconnect us with our children, our partners, and our ancestors. They also talk about the dynamic of race in the psychedelic community, and the actions that white members of the community can take to create a more welcoming environment for a greater diversity of people.
Duli can be reached by email at lovemotherearth33(at)gmail(dot)com
Topics and Websites Discussed in this Episode:
- Kai Wingo