Follow the Shaman's Call

An Ancient Path for Modern Lives

Author: Mike Williams

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073872291X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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This evocative and experiential guide reveals how you can immediately begin to transform your life by following the path of the shaman. Author Mike Williams, Ph.D., presents hands-on exercises and engaging true stories from decades of shamanic practice and academic study into ancient European traditions. Once you understand the powerful forces of the unseen world, you’ll learn how to apply the tenets of shamanism to your own life in a variety of practical ways: predicting the future and understanding the past, using dreamwork to find answers to problems, and clearing your house of negativity. You’ll discover how to find your power animal and meet your spirit guides, journey to the otherworlds for healing and self-empowerment, and live in harmony with the world. Silver Medal Winner, 2010 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards, New Age category

Chosen by the Spirits

Following Your Shamanic Calling

Author: Sarangerel

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9780892818617

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 579

• Mongolian shamaness Sarangerel provides a hands-on guide for serious students of the shamanic path. • Includes complete directions for traditional Siberian rituals, meditations, and divination techniques never before published. • Shows how to recognize and acknowledge a call from the spirits. • Offers traditional wisdom for nurturing a working relationship with personal spirit helpers to promote healing and balance in a community. The shaman's purpose is to heal and restore balance to his or her community by developing a working relationship with the spirit world. Mongolian shamanic tradition maintains that all true shamans are called by the spirits--but those who are not from shamanic cultures may have difficulty recognizing the call or nurturing the essential shamanic relationship with their helper spirits. Buryat shamaness Sarangerel has written Chosen by the Spirits as a guide for both the beginning shaman and the advanced practitioner. Although raised in the United States, she was drawn to the shamanic tradition, and in 1991 returned to her ancestral homeland in the Tunken region of southern Siberia to study with traditional Buryat shamans. Her first book, Riding Windhorses, provided an introduction to the shamanic world of Siberia. Chosen by the Spirits delves more deeply into the personal relationship between the shamanic student and his or her "spirit family." Sarangerel recounts her own journey into shamanic practice and provides the serious student with practical advice and hands-on techniques for recognizing and acknowledging a shamanic calling, welcoming and embodying the spirits, journeying to the spirit world, and healing both people and places.

Shaman Pathways - Following the Deer Trods

A Practical Guide to Working with Elen of the Ways

Author: Elen Sentier

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782798250

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 98

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Following on from the author's successful book Shaman Pathways - Elen of the Ways, this is a practical handbook filled with tried-and-tested exercises, journeys and experiential work for the reader to engage in. Essential reading for anyone wanting to begin the old British paths.

The Sioux

Life and Customs of a Warrior Society

Author: Royal B. Hassrick

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806187085

Category: History

Page: 400

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For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too. Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux's own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown –the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870. In addition to printed sources, the author has drawn from the observation and records of a number of Sioux who were still living when this book was projected, and were anxious to serve as links to the vanished world of their forebears. Because it is true that men become in great measure what they think and want themselves to be, it is important to gain this insight into Sioux thought of a century ago. Apparently, the most significant theme in their universe was that man was a minute but integral part of that universe. The dual themes of self-expression and self-denial reached through their lives, helping to explain their utter defeat soon after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. When the opportunity to resolve the conflict with the white man in their own way was lost, their very reason for living was lost, too. There are chapters on the family and the sexes, fun, the scheme of war, production, the structure of the nation, the way to status, and other aspects of Sioux life.

The Mouse and the Myth

Sacred Art and Secular Ritual of Disneyland

Author: Dorene Koehler

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969324

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 7552

Rituals mark significant moments in our lives—perhaps none more significant than moments of lightheartedness, joy, and play. The rituals that bond humanity create our most transcendent experiences and meaningful memories. Rituals of play are among the most sacred of any of the rites in which humanity may engage. Although we may fail to recognize rituals of play, they are always present in culture, providing a kind of psychological release for their participants, child and adult alike. Ritual is central to storytelling. Story and practice are symbiotic. Their relationship reflects the vitality of the soul. Disneyland is an example of the kind of container necessary for the construction of rituals of play. This work explores the original Disney theme park in Anaheim as a temple cult. It challenges the disciplines of mythological studies, religious studies, film studies, and depth psychology to broaden traditional definitions of the kind of cultural apparatus that constitute temple culture and ritual. It does so by suggesting that Hollywood’s entertainment industry has developed a platform for mythic ritual. After setting the ritualized "stage", this book turns to the practices in Disneyland proper, analyzing the patron’s traditions within the framework of the park and beyond. It explores Disneyland’s spectacles, through selected shows and parades, and concludes with an exploration of the park’s participation in ritual renewal.

Shamans of the World

Extraordinary First-Person Accounts of Healings, Mysteries, and Miracles

Author: Nancy Connor,Bradford P. Keeney

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781591798316

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 1707

What would you see if you could view the world through the eyes of a Diné healer, a Zulu High Sanusi, or a Shaker from St. Vincent Island? The answer can be found in Shamans of the World, an intimate encounter with traditional healers from nine unique indigenous cultures. Through mesmerizing firsthand accounts of miraculous transformation and healing, Shamans of the World transports you to the otherworldly reality of the shaman. Your global adventure begins in the lands of the Diné Nation, as you meet Walking Thunder, the Medicine Woman who reveals the importance of living life with full appreciation. Next, you visit Brazil and faith healers Otavia and João, who embody "a love that breaks through all boundaries of reason and rationality." South Dakota and Lakota Yuwipi Man Gary Holy Bull come next, as you glimpse at the inner life of one dedicated to the service of spirit. Then it's off to the jungles of Paraguay, where the insights of Guarani Forest Shaman Ava Tape Miri unveil the immediate unity of all creation. The traditional healers of Bali share vital lessons on balanced living, before you explore the secrets of Japan's masters of seiki jutsu. After hearing from the Shakers of St. Vincent, who use the power of mourning and ecstatic prayer to create community-based healing, you conclude your journey in Africa, where you witness the ceremonial dances of Kalahari Bushman Mabolelo Shikwe, "the man who says and knows everything." With 24 pages of full-color photographs, and poetry and prayers from the shamans themselves, Shamans of the World brings you authentic "first wisdom" directly from its source. Here is an unprecedented collection of our spiritual roots that offers a radical new understanding of the planet we share. Note: Drawn from the ten-volume Profiles of Healing series edited by Bradford Keeney and published by Ringing Rocks Foundation.

Intellectual Shamans

Author: Sandra Waddock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107085187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 4779

Based on the lives of 28 well-known management academics, this book describes what it means to be an intellectual shaman.

The Shaman's Spirit

Discovering the Wisdom of Nature, Power Animals, Sacred Places and Rituals

Author: Mike Williams

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

ISBN: 9781780284941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 9333

Drawing on traditional ethnic as well as contemporary Western practice, this beautifully illustrated book, with works by indigenous artists, reveals the ancient heart of shamanism and its relevance for our lives today. It contains practical exercises, explores sacred sites, examines healing plants, and looks at the role played by power animals as spirit guides. Learn from an international array of shamans about sacred dance, shape-shifting, drumming, and sacred objects, as well as soul retrieval, divination, and other powerful practices that aid our spiritual growth.

In the Shadow of the Shaman

Connecting with Self, Nature, and Spirit

Author: Amber Wolfe

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780875428888

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 357

View: 3301

Blending ancient shamanistic wisdom with modern spiritual traditions, Amber Wolfe helps readers forge their own personal connection to shamanic worlds. This guide to shamanism— filled with examples of guided journeys, secrets of shamanic divination, visualization techniques, healing practices, spells, rituals, and recipes—provides all one needs to begin dancing in the shadow of the shaman.

Shamans

Opposing Viewpoints

Author: Wendy Stein

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780899080888

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3726

Discusses that intermediary between the human and spirit worlds which still exists in some societies performing rituals, healing, and seemingly possessing extraordinary powers.

Llewellyn's Truth About Shamans

Author: Amber Wolfe

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738738557

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 20

View: 8379

Shamanism is an ancient system of spirituality that dates from the earliest beginnings of humanity. This book is designed to give you some of the basic ideas and techniques of shamanism: Lakota wisdom Power objects Altered states of consciousness Shamanic healing Spirit walks Harmony with the Universe Methods for entering the shamanic worlds Divination through elements in nature

Der Weg des Schamanen

Das praktische Grundlagenwerk zum Schamanismus

Author: Michael Harner

Publisher: Ansata

ISBN: 3641071933

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 5948

Dieses berühmte, zeitlose Grundlagenwerk von Michael Harner enthält alle wichtigen Informationen über den Schamanismus und seine praktische Anwendung. Der Autor versteht es dabei meisterhaft, dem westlichen Leser die jahrtausendealten Heiltechniken verschiedener schamanischer Kulturen ebenso spannend wie verständlich nahe zu bringen. Er erklärt, was Schamanismus bedeutet und beschreibt ausführlich die Methoden, mit denen jeder in einen Bewusstseinszustand gelangen kann, der in eine andere Wirklichkeit führt. Ein praktischer Weg, gerade für den modernen Menschen, um die eigene Schamanenkraft zu entdecken und diese für ein bewusstes, gesundes und glückliches Leben zu nutzen.

The Wrath of a Shaman

Author: Larry Boales

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462856602

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3714

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Rhode Island

Author: Craig A. Doherty,Katherine M. Doherty

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107404

Category: Electronic books

Page: 145

View: 8667

Rhode Island discusses life in the early colony, including the growth of the colony under Roger Williams, farming, trading, the history of slavery in the colony, the presence of pirates, and the Pequot War and King Phillip's War.

The Shamanic Themes in Armenian Folktales

Author: Michael Berman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806927

Category: Social Science

Page: 100

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“In Marxist anthropological theory, shamanism represented one of the early forms of religion that later gave rise to more sophisticated beliefs in the course of human advancement … The premise of Marxism was that eventually, at the highest levels of civilization, the sacred and religion would eventually die out” (Znamenski, 2007, p.322). Though history has of course since disproved this, the theory clearly had a great bearing on what was written in the former Soviet Union about shamanism, and also on people’s attitudes in the former Soviet Republics towards such practices. On the other hand, it has been suggested that “all intellectuals driven by nationalist sentiments directly or indirectly are always preoccupied with searching for the most ancient roots of their budding nations in order to ground their compatriots in particular soil and to make them more indigenous” (Znamenski, 2007, p.28). Although this might apply to searching for the roots of Christianity in Armenia, when it comes to searching for the roots of pagan practices, interest on the part of the people of Armenia is generally speaking not so forthcoming. This impasse, coupled with the effects of the repressions against religions, including shamanism, unleashed by the Soviet government between the 1930s and 1950s, along with the recent surge of interest in the Armenian Orthodox church, a backlash to the seventy years of officially sanctioned atheism, makes research into the subject no easy business. However, hopefully this study will at least in some small way help to set the process in motion.

One Spirit Medizin

Die Praxis schamanischer Heilung

Author: Alberto Villoldo

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641175100

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 9093

Heilgeheimnisse aus dem Regenwald und moderne Wissenschaft. Alberto Villoldo ist einer der bekanntesten und meistgelesenen Schamanen unserer Zeit. Als er eine niederschmetternde Diagnose bekommt – fünf verschiedene Arten von Hepatitis, toxische Bakterien im gesamten Körper und Parasiten im Gehirn – ist er dem Tode nah. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben steht er vor der Herausforderung, das Wissen, das er seit Jahrzehnten selbst lehrt, radikal an sich selbst anzuwenden. Mit Erfolg! Villoldo hat sich selbst geheilt – mit One Spirit Medizin, einer höchst wirksamen Synthese aus uralten schamanischen Methoden wie Fasten, Meditieren und Visionssuche und aktuellsten Erkenntnissen aus der modernen Wissenschaft. Diese umfassen das Entgiften von Körper und Geist durch Superfoods und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel, das Ausschalten der »Todesuhr« in unseren Zellen durch Beeinflussung der Mitochondrien, Energiearbeit zur Reparatur von Gehirn und Körper auf Quantenebene und eine revolutionäre Methode, in nur sechs Wochen einen grunderneuerten, vitalen und widerstandsfähigen Körper zu kreieren. Mit One Spirit Medizin gelingt Villoldo der lange überfällige Brückenschlag vom Jahrtausende alten schamanischen Erfahrungsschatz zu mordernsten medizinischen Erkenntnissen. Mit vielen Übungen und Rezepten.

Freezing Time: The Autobiography of Eadweard Muybridge

Author: Keith Stern

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0964209128

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2917

The action-filled adventure of four fascinating characters from one of the most thrilling chapters of American history: the late 19th century transition from the Wild West to the Technological Age. There's the narrator of our story, Eadweard Muybridge, the eccentric and mysterious artist who conquered staggering obstacles to produce the first motion pictures; his young wife, Flora, who was one of the greatest beauties of San Francisco - and she knew how to use it; Major Harry Larkyns, the English con-man who stole her heart and paid the ultimate price; and Governor Leland Stanford, the richest and most powerful businessman in the nation, who was both Muybridge's greatest collaborator and the engine of his most devastating downfall.