Shamanism
Ayahuasca Medicine: The Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing
Ayahuasca Medicine
The Shamanic World of Amazonian Sacred Plant Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 1620551934
"An insider's account of the journey to become an ayahuasquero, a shaman who heals with the visionary vine ayahuasca Details the author's training and life as a curandero using ayahuasca medicine, San Pedro cactus, tobacco purges, psychedelic mushrooms, and other visionary plants Offers first-hand accounts of miraculous healing where ayahuasca revealed the cause of the illness, including how the author healed his mother from liver cancer Shows how "ayahuasca tourism" symbolizes the Western world's reawakening need to connect with the universal life force For more than 20 years American-born Alan Shoemaker has apprenticed and worked with shamans in Ecuador and Peru, learning the traditional methods of ayahuasca preparation, the ceremonial rituals for its use, and how to commune with the healing spirit of this sacred plant as well as the spirit of the San Pedro cactus and other sacred plant allies. Now a recognized and practicing ayahuasquero, or ayahuasca shaman, in Peru, he offers an insider's account of the ayahuasca tradition and of its use for expanding consciousness and achieving healing through access to other dimensions of being. Shoemaker details his training and his own curandero practice using ayahuasca medicine, tobacco purges, psychedelic mushrooms, and other visionary plants. He discusses the different traditions of his two foremost teachers and mentors, Don Juan in the Peruvian Amazon, an ayahuasquero, and Valentin in Ecuador, a San Pedro shaman. He reveals the indispensable role played by icaros, the healing songs of the plant shaman, and offers firsthand accounts of miraculous healing resulting from ayahuasca's ability to reveal the cause of an illness, including how he healed his mother from liver cancer. The author also addresses the rising popularity of Northerners traveling to the Amazon to seek healing and mind expansion through ayahuasca and shows how this fascination is triggered by humanity's reawakening need to connect to the universal life force"--
White Spirit Animals: Prophets of Change
White Spirit Animals
Prophets of Change
Paperback      ISBN: 1591432472
Explores the powers and wisdom of sacred White Spirit Animals • Looks in-depth at the lessons of the major White Spirit Animals: the White Bear, White Lion, White Elephant, White Wolf, and White Buffalo • Explains how to use shamanic dreaming and trans-species telepathy to communicate with these great spiritual teachers • Reveals how White Spirit Animals are calling humanity to restore balance, respect, reverence, and honor to protect our animal kin, ourselves, and the earth Beautiful rarities of nature, all-white animals are held sacred by many indigenous cultures and offer deep wisdom to all who will listen. In addition to the White Buffalo, there are other revered white animals, such as the White Wolf, White Lion, White Elephant, and White Bear. Each of these White Spirit Animals belongs to a species at the apex of their ecosystem, meaning the environment in which they live will unravel without them. Speaking through ancient and modern prophecy and the many humans who communicate with them, these White Spirit Animals are urgently calling to humanity to restore balance and protect our animal kin, ourselves, and the earth. Combining sacred elder lore, science, and her own telepathic dreams, Zohara Hieronimus looks at the special role played by White Spirit Animals in spiritual traditions and prophecy around the globe, where they are seen as guardians of animal wisdom, each with a special purpose and gift. She reveals how they have collaborated with humanity since the last ice age, inspiring spiritual practices and conferring shamanistic powers, and are considered the stewards of the great spiritual transformations that occur during transitional times. Sharing the waking vision of White Spirit Animals that called her to write this book, and their message of CPR for the earth--conservation, preservation, and restoration--she explains how to use shamanic dreaming and trans-species telepathy to communicate with these great spiritual teachers. Exploring each one of the major White Spirit Animals--White Buffalo, White Lion, White Elephant, White Wolf, and White Spirit Bear--and the cultures in which they are honored, the author shows, for example, how the White Buffalo is called a harbinger of peace and abundance by many Native American tribes and the White Bear, the great earth healer, teaches us about nurturance and patience. As a bridge between the spiritual and physical worlds, between humans and animals, White Spirit Animals are calling us to open our hearts to the wild, to the sacredness of the wind, the water, the earth, and dream a new world into being to heal our own personal and collective wounds and restore the earth to balance.
Planetary Healing: Spirit Medicine for Global Transformation
Planetary Healing
Spirit Medicine for Global Transformation
Paperback      ISBN: 1591431301
Co-written by a shamanic healer and author of Alchemical Healing, a guide to using shamanic tools to counter pollution-based health threats and other global crises shares compelling shamanic responses to such examples as the Chernobyl disaster and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, in a volume complemented by a 60-minute CD of a guided visualization ceremony. Original.
Way of the Bushman: Spiritual Teachings and Practices of the Kalahari Ju/’hoansi
Way of the Bushman
Spiritual Teachings and Practices of the Kalahari Ju/’hoansi
Paperback      ISBN: 1591432057
The first comprehensive presentation of the core teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen as told by the Tribal Elders • Reveals how the Bushmen are able to receive direct transmissions of God’s love for healing and spiritual transformation • Explores tribal legends and teaching tales, the importance of dreams and animals, and the origins of their dances, rituals, and ceremonies Step into the imaginative realm of one of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth, the Kalahari Ju/’hoansi Bushmen. Translated by Beesa Boo, a Bushman, and interspersed with detailed commentary from Bradford and Hillary Keeney, this book presents the core teachings of the Kalahari Bushmen as told by the tribal elders themselves. Decades in the making, it constitutes the first comprehensive work on the world’s oldest tradition of healing and spiritual experience. Told in their own words, these teachings reveal how the Bushmen are able to receive direct transmissions of God’s love in the form of the universal life force,n/om. The individuals who are filled with this force describe it as an awakened, energized feeling of love that inspires a spontaneous and heightened ecstatic awareness that opens mystical perception. Having your heart transfixed by this force enables true healing and spiritual growth to occur. Experiencing the force in your entire being, through a vision of “God’s egg
Shamanic Experience: A Practical Guide to Psychic Powers
Shamanic Experience
A Practical Guide to Psychic Powers
Paperback      ISBN: 159143002x
A guide to shamanic practices for those seeking to develop psychic powers. Teaches how to access the collective soul, discover the aura, develop shamanic breath, discover relationships with power animals, and engage in a vision quest. These lessons culminate with a trance-state journey induced by the rhythmic drumming session on the accompanying CD.
The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo
The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594773459
A new collection of never-before-published paintings by renowned artist Pablo Amaringo • With written contributions by Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Robert Venosa, Dennis McKenna, Stephan Beyer, and Jan Kounen • Contains 47 color plates of Amaringo’s latest works, with detailed narratives of the rich Amazonian mythology underlying each painting • Shares Amaringo’s personal stories behind the artistic visions Recognized as one of the world’s great visionary artists, Pablo Amaringo was renowned for his intricate, colorful paintings inspired by his shamanic visions. A master communicator of the ayahuasca experience--where snakes, jaguars, subterranean beings, celestial palaces, aliens, and spacecraft all converge--Amaringo’s art presents a doorway to the transcendent worlds of ayahuasca intended for contemplation, meditation, and inspiration. Illustrating the evolution of his intricate and colorful art, this book contains 47 full-color reproductions of Amaringo’s latest works with detailed explorations of the rich Amazonian mythology underlying each painting. Through their longstanding relationship with Amaringo, coauthors Charing and Cloudsley are able to share the personal stories behind his visions and experiences with Amazonian people and folklore, capturing Amaringo’s powerful ecological and spiritual message through his art and words. With contributions by Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Robert Venosa, Dennis McKenna, Stephan Beyer, and Jan Kounen, this book brings the ayahuasca experience to life as we travel on Amaringo’s visionary brush and palette.
Los chakras en la practica chamanica/ The Chakras in Shamanic Practice: Ocho etapas de sanacion y transformacion/ Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation
Los chakras en la practica chamanica/ The Chakras in Shamanic Practice
Ocho etapas de sanacion y transformacion/ Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1594772797
Cómo trabajar con los centros de los chakras a fin de curar lesiones psíquicas no resueltas • Revela cómo las lesiones síquicas se quedan atrapadas en el cuerpo energético. • Establece un vínculo entre cada etapa de desarrollo y cada uno de los chakras principales. • Presenta una guía detallada sobre la sanación y eliminación de tensiones contenidas en cada chakra. El sistema de los chakras identifica ocho centros en la anatomía psicológica de los seres humanos, cada uno de los cuales está asociado con una parte distinta del cuerpo físico o energético. Susan J. Wright, que se dedica al chamanismo y la psicoterapia Gestalt, muestra que cada chakra está también vinculado con una etapa distinta de desarrollo emocional y espiritual. Wright explica que los traumas de la vida experimentados en etapas particulares del desarrollo se quedan atrapados dentro del cuerpo energético porque se aferran a su chakra correspondiente. Al identificar el chakra afectado y trabajar con él, es posible abrir una puerta a un mundo de imágenes transformativas, lo que permite sanar estas heridas psíquicas mediante potentes técnicas chamánicas. La autora presenta ejercicios físicos y meditaciones guiadas que ofrecen a quienes las practican una manera de unir y robustecer las partes fragmentadas de su cuerpo, y emprender así el camino hacia el bienestar físico, emocional y espiritual.
Las prácticas sexuales del Quodoushka / The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka: Enseñanzas de las tradiciones naguales / Lessons from the Nagual Traditions
Las prácticas sexuales del Quodoushka / The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka
Enseñanzas de las tradiciones naguales / Lessons from the Nagual Traditions
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1594774781
Ejercicios prácticos para alcanzar niveles más elevados de orgasmo, renovar las relaciones y descubrir el poder sanador del sexo • Se ilustra cómo identificar y proporcionar la mayor satisfacción posible a los nueve tipos de anatomía genital masculina y femenina, como los del “hombre coyote” o la “mujer búfala” • Se presentan ejercicios para la obtención de mayor placer sexual e intensidad del orgasmo • Se explica cómo realizar una poderosa labor de sanación con energías sexuales, con los chacras y el cuerpo de luz La práctica del Quodoushka, que se basa en antiguas enseñanzas mayas, olmecas y toltecas, trasmitidas de generación en generación por los ancianos naguales del cabello torcido del sendero de la dulce medicina de la danza del sol, ofrece orientación práctica sobre el sexo, la intimidad y las relaciones y sobre cómo alcanzar niveles más elevados de orgasmo y éxtasis sexual. Al trabajar con el poder de sanación de la unión sexual y el orgasmo, esta práctica ofrece un sendero que permite reparar heridas emocionales e inseguridades sexuales, revivir relaciones monótonas y descubrir la dulce medicina del sexo. La instructora Amara Charles, iniciada en el Quodoushka, explica las cualidades físicas, energéticas y sexuales de los nueve tipos de anatomía genital masculina y femenina --como los del “hombre coyote” o la “mujer búfala”-- y cómo identificar y proporcionar la mayor satisfacción posible a cada tipo, además de enorgullecerse del carácter especial de su propia anatomía. La autora describe las nueve variaciones de la expresión orgásmica (desde la “avalancha” hasta el “incendio forestal”) y presenta ejercicios para la obtención de un mayor placer sexual e intensidad del orgasmo. La práctica del Quodoushka, que abarca el trabajo con energías sexuales con los chacras y el cuerpo de luz, así como ceremonias orientadas a incorporar lo sagrado en sus uniones amorosas, revela cómo podemos convertirnos en amantes más sensibles y creativos a través del placer.
The Way of the Shaman
The Way of the Shaman
Paperback      ISBN: 0062503731

Thousands have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method as explained in Awareness Through Movement. Here is a way for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into a new, invigorating wholeness. Feldenkrais provides a modern-day, practical program for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body. His down-to-earth method carefully avoids any mystical component and never obliges any pupil to master abstruse theories. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination, and more will simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image, and human potential.

Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters With Plants
Thus Spoke the Plant
A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries and Personal Encounters With Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1623172438
An accessible and compelling story of a scientist's discovery of plant communication and how it influenced her research and changed her life: Gagliano reveals the dynamic role plants play in first-hand accounts from her research into plant communication and cognition. Transcending the view that plants are the objects of scientific materialism, Gagliano encourages us to rethink plants as beings with subjectivity, consciousness, and volition, having the capacity for their own perspectives and voices. Original.