Just how, exactly, is a Shaman who interacts with the spirit world AND a western atheistic, closed minded skeptic doctor ever going to work together and view each other as “equals”? That’s a pipe dream if you ask me. I have tried to develop and integrate my spiritual perceptions and experiences with those from the medical model and skeptics and the results are always the same — no progress. These people are not amendable, no matter how much you compromise with them. Its like describing the color red to a blind person, they have no experience with it and they just think your mentally ill. I agree with another post, keep your creepy, analytical, spiritually dead crap out of the developing world, hasn’t the west done enough damage there already?