The Haitian Vodou Handbook
Protocols for Riding With the Lwa
Paperback ISBN: 1594771251
A working guide to the proper methods of interacting with the full Vodou pantheon • Includes the myths, cultural heritage, and ancestral lineage of the lwa and how to honor and serve them • Provides an introduction and guide that is especially useful for the solitary practitioner • Discusses the relationship between Vodou, Haitian culture, and Catholicism In The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Kenaz Filan, an initiate of the Société la Belle Venus, presents a working guide to the proper methods of interacting with the full Vodou pantheon, explaining how to build respectful relationships with the lwa, the spirits honored in Haitian Vodou, and how to transform the fear that often surrounds the Vodou religion. Until recently, the Haitian practice of Vodou was often identified with devil worship, dark curses, and superstition. Some saw the saint images and the Catholic influences and wrote Vodou off as a “Christian aberration.” Others were appalled by the animal sacrifices and the fact that the Houngans and Mambos charge money for their services. Those who sought Vodou because they believed it could harness “evil” forces were disappointed when their efforts to gain fame, fortune, or romance failed and so abandoned their “voodoo fetishes.” Those who managed to get the attention of the lwa, often received cosmic retaliation for treating the spirits as attack dogs or genies, which only further cemented Vodou’s stereotype as “dangerous.” Filan offers extensive background information on the featured lwa, including their mythology and ancestral lineage, as well as specific instructions on how to honor and interact fruitfully with those that make themselves accessible. This advice will be especially useful for the solitary practitioner who doesn’t have the personal guidance of a societé available. Filan emphasizes the importance of having a quickened mind that can read the lwa’s desires intuitively in order to avoid establishing dogma-based relationships. This working guide to successful interaction with the full Vodou pantheon also presents the role of Vodou in Haitian culture and explores the symbiotic relationship Vodou has maintained with Catholicism.
Paperback ISBN: 1567185770
Think about the many different things you do with your hands each day: eating, writing, gesturing, caressing a loved one. Now take a close look at your hand. Is your palm round or square? The shape reveals your instinctive reactions to life. Square hands are generally "thinkers," while round hands are more likely to be "feelers." Are your fingers short and plump or long and thin? Your fingers reveal how you approach the world around you. The hand is the visible agent of the brainan extension of the mindand through our hands we manipulate the world around us. Our hands reflect our moods and thoughts. Over time, through habitual mannerisms and gestures, our unique personalities are recorded on our hands. Runic Palmistry describes a system of palm reading handed down orally through the women of four generations of the author's family. In this system, lines of the palm are called "branches" and the mounts of the palm are named after Norse deities. This unique book will show you how to: Find runic symbols within the palm and discover how to tell which ones are active at any given time in a person's life. Combine palm reading with a runecast to provide a complete picture of someone's past, present, and future. Discover the meanings of the 24 runic symbols, how to construct your own set of runes, and how to handle them to respect their energies. Those new to palmistry will find that Runic Palmistry provides a complete and detailed system for accurate readings. Experienced palmists will discover valuable new insights into the way symbols work in the hand. In the following excerpt, author Jon St. Germain describes how he developed Runic Palmistry based on his family's unique traditions. Knowing that the techniques and traditions I had learned had been passed down in my family for generations, I became very curious about the origins of our unusual palmistry system. I remembered the stories my grandmother told about the Norse gods and heroes. Where had she learned them? Unfortunately, Grandma had passed away years before and couldn't answer my questions. All I knew for sure was that my family possessed a hitherto unknown method of reading palms based on ancient Norse divination techniques. The origins of this system appeared to be lost in the mists of time. Since I couldn't find any reference to the Norse Palmistry system anywhere else, I decided to take the scraps of information and record them, before they were lost forever. When runestones (an ancient Norse method of divination) became available to the public I began incorporating runecats into Norse palmistry readings. The two seemed to go hand in hand, so I gave a set of runestones to my Aunt Eliza for her 96th birthday. She seemed delighted with her new toys and immediately threw herself into studying them. A few months later I received a letter from Aunt Eliza containing many pages of notes and drawings. She had discovered the Runic symbols could be found in the palm of the hand itself. This breakthrough, the most important component of Runic palmistry, came as a natural evolution of the family tradition! The last piece had fallen into place. Thanks to Aunt Eliza's observation, I've seen that almost everyone has Runes hidden in their hands.
Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works
With Letters and Songs
Paperback ISBN: 0939680351
As revealed in these writings, Hildegard's mystical ordering of the universe involves a profound connection between the divine and the material planes, serving to reunite with science in a dynamic, holistic cosmology.
The Divining Heart
Dowsing and Spiritual Unfoldment
Paperback ISBN: 0892814233
Building on the principles and practices presented in The Divining Mind (Richard Wright's first book on dowsing, coauthored by T. Edward Ross II), authors Richard and Pat Wright define dowsing as the "process of uncovering information through the medium of the self." The Wrights believe, as do many dowsers, that the ability to dowse is innate, but they also feel that its proper development is contingent upon the parallel unfoldment of the spiritual qualities in our nature. Through this process, the dowser becomes increasingly cognizant of the interconnectedness of all aspects of life and begins to play his or her part as an agent of healing and positive change. Includes detailed information on: â€¢ Responsibility in dowsing â€¢ Practical dowsing â€¢ Earth energies â€¢ Planetary stewardship â€¢ Healing and prayer â€¢ The supersensory worlds An indispensable guide for the advanced dowser as well as a beginner's sourcebook.
Shamanic Egyptian Astrology
Your Planetary Relationship to the Gods
Paperback ISBN: 1591431131
Integrates the Egyptian pantheon, the ancient language of astrology, and shamanic practices • Links each of the planets and signs in Western astrology with its Egyptian counterpart, such as Leo with Anubis • Includes sacred invocations and shamanic rituals to invite the wisdom of each Egyptian deity into your life • Offers a shamanic way to interpret natal horoscopes Shamanic Egyptian Astrology integrates the Egyptian pantheon, the ancient language of astrology, and shamanic practices to promote a new way to interpret and work with natal charts. Revealing the cross-cultural mythology and astrological significance of the individual Egyptian gods and goddesses, the authors link each of the 12 zodiac signs and 11 celestial bodies of Western astrology with its Egyptian ancestor, introducing new significance to their positions and interactions in a horoscope. For example, Leo is linked with Anubis and Taurus with Hathor. Venus is associated with the goddess Isis and Jupiter with Horus. Each chapter includes sacred invocations and shamanic rituals to invite the wisdom of each Egyptian deity into your life--such as calling on Sekhmet for action or Thoth for clarity. With sample interpretations of the charts of Barack Obama and Gloria Steinem, this book provides a practical framework for accessing the wisdom of ancient Egypt and offers astrological and shamanic tools for spiritual guidance and the coming shift in planetary consciousness.
The Power of Time
Understanding the Cycles of Your Life's Path
Paperback ISBN: 0738711497
Don't wait around for life to just "happen." Develop a solid, successful life plan with guidance from astrologer-numerologist Pauline Edward. Whether your goals are personal or professional, The Power of Time will help you take advantage of the powerful natural cycles at work in your life. Is this a time of new beginnings or are you ready to reap the rewards of your efforts? Simple calculations based on numerology (derived from your birth date) will reveal where you are in each nine-year cycle and what to expect from each year, month, and day. With your life path clearly mapped out, it will be easy for you to pin-point the best times to start a new job, focus on family, launch a business, take time to reflect, make a major purchase, complete a project, expand your horizons, and more. By reading this book, you will: +Gain a deeper understanding of your life purpose. +Learn how to sort out what is important to you from what is not. +Learn how to focus on your needs and opportunities given your trends. +Learn how to make your action plans even more effective. +Identify and learn how to deal with potential obstacles. +Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to achieve your goals. Mostly, you will feel much more in tune with your natural cycles and will experience increased confidence, greater success and an overall sense of satisfaction. It includes practical exercises for uncovering your unique life cycles as well as helpful worksheets for effective goal setting. Having completed the exercises in the book, you will have a much clearer picture of where you are going in life.
Numerology for Decoding Behavior
Your Personal Numbers at Work, With Family, and in Relationships
Paperback ISBN: 1594773742
Michael Brill shows how to identify behavior patterns and their underlying causes by studying the patterns in our personal numbers and letters. With this information we can learn more about ourselves and how best to interact with those around us.
El Oraculo Maya / The Mayan Oracle
Un Lenguaje Galactico de la Luz / A Galactic Language of Light
Paperback ISBN: 1594773920
Conceived in a prophetic dream, The Mayan Oracle contains 44 cards depicting archetypal Mayan symbols and an in-depth guidebook with instructions for harnessing the energies being activated during our current time of awakening.