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Could This Ancient Ritual Be an Effective Treatment for Depression?

I’m writing this in a tent, using a pen, at the Headwaters Outdoor School. The school is in the forest near the foot of Mount Shasta, a dormant volcano and the second-highest peak in the Cascade mountain range. Cindy and I come here every year to reconnect with this sacred place in nature and to spend time with a group of old friends. This is Cindy’s tenth year and my fifth…