The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
Paperback ISBN: 0875420281
Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirits by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals; discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles; call upon the protective powers of your animal totem; and create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance. This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.
Awaken the Inner Shaman
A Guide to the Power Path of the Heart
Paperback ISBN: 1622030931
Within you is a greater, wiser self that is not bound by your fears, worries, or perceived limitations. Dr. José Luis Stevens calls this the Inner Shaman-the part of you that connects directly to the true source of the universe. "The shamans of every tradition know that the physical world we can see and touch is a mere shadow of the true spirit world," writes Dr. Stevens. With Awaken the Inner Shaman, he presents a direct and practical path for opening our eyes to the greater spiritual dimensions-and stepping into the power and responsibility we possess to shape our reality. In this rousing and provocative book, he invites readers to discover: . What is the Inner Shaman? How an understanding of our deeper spiritual potential shows up in every mystical tradition . Seeing through the heart-why the heart offers us the most immediate path for accessing the Inner Shaman . The Inner Shaman in action-how to stop living from the egoic mind and put your true essence in charge . Eight tools to strengthen your connection to the Inner Shaman, and much more Humanity has become enthralled by the Siren's song of technological progress, which has tempted us away from the spiritual source that truly sustains us. In Awaken the Inner Shaman, Dr. José Stevens challenges readers reclaim our lost power to heal, see truly, and fulfill our purpose in life. As Dr. Stevens writes: "The Inner Shaman, suppressed and ignored for centuries, can be discovered in the most obvious place possible-within your very own heart."
Awaken Your Inner Fire
Paperback ISBN: 1938289641
So many people today are over stressed, over worked, and are bombarded with feelings that they will never be enough, or never have enough, and they attempt to fix this by addressing their outer world rather than their inner world. In Awaken Your Inner Fire, bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara offers a foundational shift in how you approach the world, one that will show you how to make choices from your inner truth rather than old programming, fears, feelings of inadequacies, or survival strategies. This book will teach you how to: - See your goals and purpose clearly - Honor your self and your time as sacred - Enjoy your work, no matter what you do - Move beyond stress and overwhelm to a place of joyous creation - Act from your internal stillness - Make choices that support your self in the long term - Always have a sense of completion and success, regardless of any outcome The brightness of your inner fire can be measured by your joy of living, and HeatherAsh Amara invites you to fan the flames of your inner fire so that joy manifests itself in every single aspect of your life.
Awakening to the Spirit World
The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation
Paperback ISBN: 1591797500
Today, practicing shamanism doesn't mean you have to live in a rain forest or a desert. Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth. With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including: How the original practice of shamanism shaped the world's spiritual traditions and why it is still relevant today. The art of the shamanic journey--a time-tested meditative method for experiencing important piritual lessons and truths. Guidance for avoiding common pitfalls of shamanic practice. Instruction for working with your dreams, connecting to your spirit guides, healing yourself and your environment. A CD of drumming to facilitate your hamanic journeys.
A Journey of Shamanic Discovery
Hardcover ISBN: 1583948163
Blending narration directly from Rak Razam's book Aya Awakenings with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos (healers), samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs, and cutting edge special effects, the movie AYA: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking an awakening in the viewer. Meet the book's "spiritual tourists," rogue scientists, black magicians, indigenous healers, and Western guides in person and gain an understanding of the history of Amazonian shamanism through the art, music, and culture of the region. Directed by Tim Parish, the movie features the artwork of Pablo Amaringo, Andy Debrenardi, and more; the screenplay was written by Rak Razam, video editing by Verb Studios, soundscapes by Lulu Madill and music by Shpongle, Tipper, Darpan, Lula Cruza, and curanderos Norma Panduro, Guillermo Arevalo, Percy Garcia Lozano, Ron Wheelock, and Kevin Furnas. This documentary charts the global shamanic resurgence born in the jungles of Peru reaching out to embrace the world. "The vine has spread her tendrils across the world and a genuine archaic revival was underway. My bags were packed, South America beckoned, and the ancient mysteries of the rainforest awaited. I wanted in on it ..."--Rak Razam
Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle, A Comprehensive and Practical Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1946697397
More and more people from all walks of life and spiritual and religious backgrounds feel drawn to ayahuasca in often surprising ways. In this revised and expanded edition of Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle, author Javier Regueiro offers a guide for those new to the use of this powerful medicine that originates in the Amazon rainforest. Javier Regueiro not only provides general information about Ayahuasca, but he bridges the cultural gap between the native and the current use of ayahuasca by Westerners. This guide offers background about the plant medicine, its history, and how to engage with and learn through its use. It includes stories of Javier’s personal experience of transformation, as well as stories from those he’s guided in ceremonies. Addressed to the ever-increasing number of people who approach this medicine for their own personal healing and development, this guidebook provides clear and practical advice on how to use this therapeutic modality in a fashion that is meaningful to modern people for a maximum of benefit.
The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul
Paperback ISBN: 0892811315
Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul is an autobiographical account of the author’s experience with ayahuasca, the potent and sacred plant brew of the Amazon known for its extraordinary visionary and healing powers. This book describes the ayahuasca ritual, and the sacred songs that are sung while receiving the gifts of the plant.
The Ayahuasca Experience
A Sourcebook on the Sacred Vine of Spirits
Paperback ISBN: 1620552620
An exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca • Details the scientific discovery of ayahuasca’s sophisticated psychoactive delivery system in the brain and body and its potential applications in medicine and psychology • Includes contributions from Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., J. C. Callaway, Ph.D., and Charles S. Grob, M.D., on the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca • Provides 24 firsthand accounts of ayahuasca experiences and resulting life changes Widely recognized by anthropologists as the most powerful and widespread shamanic hallucinogen, ayahuasca has been used by native Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for healing and divination for thousands of years. Made from the Amazonian vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the DMT-laden leaf of Psychotria viridis, ayahuasca is regarded as the embodiment of intelligent plant beings who can offer spiritual teachings and healing knowledge to those who respectfully engage with them. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists now acknowledge that ayahuasca allows access to spiritual dimensions of consciousness, otherworldly realms and beings, and visionary experiences indistinguishable from classic religious mysticism. With contributions from leading psychoactive scholars Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., Charles S. Grob, M.D., and J. C. Calloway, Ph.D., on the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca, Ralph Metzner provides a comprehensive exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of this Amazonian hallucinogen. He includes more than 20 firsthand accounts from people who have participated in ayahuasca rituals and experienced major life changes as a result. He details the scientific discovery of ayahuasca’s sophisticated psychoactive delivery system in the brain and body as well as the deep psychological impact of this potent entheogen. He concludes with his own findings on ayahuasca, including its applications in medicine and psychology, and compares the worldview revealed by ayahuasca visions to that of modern cultures.