Opinion reads: It boggled the mind. Having found peace on a shamanic path, a fairly self-governed and ongoing spiritual quest, I just couldn’t hear that any harm-filled facet of my past was due to my own creation. To me that’s right up there with the concept of original sin, or victim-blaming, both of which subversively imply that it’s our fault that we’re all damned and if we don’t figure out how to get un-damned, that’s our fault too. I found no salvation in those age old projections, and I found none in the New Age evangelist gurus who more or less implied the same thing. Better yet, not one of these sages supplied further information on how this self-mastered creation process worked. Indeed, it was a well-kept secret.