Fear and joy are related to the trembling of life and death, the pushing and pulling of a cosmic dance. Bring forth the lunatic angels of God. Ask them to teach us the ways in which fear can be a teacher, a gift, a guide and compass for finding joy. Embrace fear in all its forms. Its serious presence will remain, but now add its absurd presence and stretch the two forms into a horizontal line, stretching yourself along with it into new realms of shamanic possibilities.

Bradford Keeney, Shamanic Christianity