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By Jeremy Naydler. 2005
A radical reinterpretation of the Pyramid Texts as shamanic mystical wisdom rather than funerary rituals• Reveals the mystical nature of… Egyptian civilization denied by orthodox Egyptologists• Examines the similarity between the pharaoh’s afterlife voyage and shamanic journeying• Shows shamanism to be the foundation of the Egyptian mystical traditionTo the Greek philosophers and other peoples of the ancient world, Egypt was regarded as the home of a profound mystical wisdom. While there are many today who still share that view, the consensus of most Egyptologists is that no evidence exists that Egypt possessed any mystical tradition whatsoever. Jeremy Naydler’s radical reinterpretation of the Pyramid Texts--the earliest body of religious literature to have survived from ancient Egypt--places these documents into the ritual context in which they belong.Until now, the Pyramid Texts have been viewed primarily as royal funerary texts that were used in the liturgy of the dead pharaoh or to aid him in his afterlife journey. This emphasis on funerary interpretation has served only to externalize what were actually experiences of the living, not the dead, king. In order to understand the character and significance of the extreme psychological states the pharaoh experienced--states often involving perilous encounters with alternate realities--we need to approach them as spiritual and religious phenomena that reveal the extraordinary possibilities of human consciousness. It is the shamanic spiritual tradition, argues Naydler, that is the undercurrent of the Pyramid Texts and that holds the key to understanding both the true nature of these experiences and the basis of ancient Egyptian mysticism.
By Starhawk. 1987
Starhawk's brilliant examination of the nature of power offers creative alternatives for positive change in our personal lives, our communities,… and our world. Through example and ritual Starhawk empowers readers to resist and renew, to unlearn destructive self-hate and mutual distrust, and create a new culture of life and connectedness.
By Glennie Kindred. 2013
In Earth Alchemy an updated edition of Glennie Kindred s The Alchemist Journey - she… explores a powerful fusion between the ancient healing art of alchemy and the energy inherent in each of the eight Celtic festivals This practical guide written in Glennie s accessible style show us how to work with each seasonal and alchemical shift and use the natural energy of transformation to experience ourselves in a new way It takes us on a journey of discovery to find our gold the source of our healing and happiness Earth Alchemy includes A key to the Earth Festivals and creating celebrations that encourage our natural ability to transform and change Key alchemical concepts and how they are tied to eternal natural laws we can all harness How to recognize natural phenomenon and their subtle meanings for our personal healing Experiencing the unity and interconnection of ourselves as part of the Earth Beautifully illustrated with Glennie s own deep evocations of alchemical spirit this book is a must read for anyone who is seeking to commune more closely with the natural world and who wishes to become a powerful force for change in the world
By John Matthews. 2013
This evocative guide to Shamanism takes you on a journey from its origins in Europe, North America, Siberia and the… Arctic Circle through to contemporary rituals to try today. Illustrated with cultural images, totems and people, shaman John Matthews reveals the rich animistic traditions of this ancient spirituality and reveals how it can empower your life. Discover: The significance of power animals Shapeshifting - moving into different states of being Healing with spirit guides Vision questing - finding guidance in meditation and dream experiences Working with totems Shamanic drumming and trance
By Alberto Villoldo. 2017
The Illumination Process guides the reader on a healing journey forged by the timeless wisdom of indigenous cultures and… the latest theories of neurobiology Through various stages in this journey of initiation we grow to understand the causes of our suffering and how to free ourselves from the pain and drama of our unhealed emotions Life itself invites us to be initiated through many means the possibility of love the loss of a parent or friend the birth of a child or a serious health crisis True initiation is empowered by facing personal challenges and experiencing the spiritual rebirth or illumination that follows Unifying this book is the sacred process of transforming toxic emotions into sources of power and grace The Illumination Process shows us how to bid a joyful good-bye to the people and places we have met discovering a sacred space where the spirit inhabits uniting the body and soul When we learn to let go from difficult situations and problems to accept our lives as they are we can begin to identify with a self that is eternal Recounting his own experiences tracing the mythologies of an array of cultures and expanding his inquiry into the field of neurobiology best-selling author Alberto Villoldo shows readers how they can benefit from these sacred practices
By Alberto Villoldo. 2017
This fascinating book by best-selling author psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo explains the practices for healing outside… of ordinary time and space It shows you how to enter the timeless now to heal events that occurred in the past and to correct the course of destiny Dr Villoldo discusses ways in which you can heal yourself and your loved ones by employing intention through practices used by shamans of the Americas which until now have been inaccessible to most of the world The shamans of old called this journeying In this book you ll discover that you have a four-chambered heart in the same way you have a four-chambered soul In the first chamber you store away the memory of a wound that derailed your destiny In the second you keep the limiting beliefs and soul contracts that you entered into at the time of your loss In the third you recover the grace and trust that will make you whole again and in the fourth you remember the calling and mission that you choose to unfold in this lifetime While everyone has a future Villoldo says lquo only certain people have a destiny This book shows you how to find and manifest yours
By Melanie Dewberry. 2017
Who are you really This is the central question The question you might have been asking yourself… all these years Who are you without your title your gender your talent your weight your income or your personality If you strip away all of your niceties all those embellishments that you ve added to your persona to be accepted what is left If you wriggle out of all the identities that others have foisted on you if you release all the ways you smooth out your rough edges so you can belong and feel safe who are you What is your core identity The Power of Naming A Journey toward Your Soul s Indigenous Nature is a beautiful guide to answering your soul s yearning to be known to live on purpose and to be authentic To hear and elicit your name you will need to be honest with yourself and admit that deep down inside you have always had at least an inkling of your essence but you ve played a game of hide-and-seek with your soul Through The Power of Naming peaceful warriors are born false identities and labels are cast off and a deeper understanding of the true soul is unearthed As you work through the chapters of this book learning to apply the teachings imbued with the author s rich Native American and African American background you will rediscover who you are and experience a new sense of freedom love and alignment with your highest self
By Judy Ann Nock. 2007
In The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year, High Priestess Judy Ann Nock offers a definitive guide to the… Wheel of the Year. Capturing the essence of both the major and lesser holidays, this complete and practical reference offers something for everyone, from history and recipes, to crafts and rituals, spells and meditations, regardless of your level of practice. There are many ways to acknowledge the passage of time, whether the observance is simple or elaborate. In these pages, there are several appropriate cyclic activities to honor the changing of the seasons. Written to inspire and expand your practice as you move through the eight Sabbats, Nock provides you with: * The astrological and astronomical influences that govern the seasons * Meditations that reflect timely themes * Rituals and crafts to enhance your spiritual expression Beginning with Samhain, the witch's New Year, and ending with the harvest of Mabon, The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year enables you to deepen your spiritual path, regardless of the time of year.
By Arin Murphy-Hiscock. 2018
Banish bad energy ward off unpleasant people and defend your stuff your spirit and your space with… this spellbook focused specifically on protection With over 100 spells for protection and defense and a glossary of protective symbols stones and other objects to keep on hand this book can help you cleanse your room and cast out old negative energies put a protective and peace-preserving bubble around yourself as you ride the bus deflect grumpiness and negativity from people you work with and so much more
By Oliver Madox Hueffer. 2012
The Book of Witches is not an 'exhaustive treatise on witches and witchcraft' but rather 'a picture from which a… general impression may be gained'. Oliver Madox Hueffer shows where witches have comes from and why, 'what she was and is,.. how necessary she is and must be to the happiness of mankind, and how great the responsibility of those who, disbelieving in her themselves, seek to infect others with their scepticism'.Divided into 16 chapters, Hueffer explores a variety of subjects within witchcraft, from witches' attributes to representations of witches in England, Rome and Greece, as well as persecutions of witches, philtres, charms and potions, and modern witches in the 19th century.The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.
By Janet Farrar, Stewart Farrar. 2012
Exploring the Masculine Principle of Divinity, this companion volume to The Witches' Goddess re-establishes the ancient balance between God and… Goddess. Part I covers the many concepts of the God examined, including: His faces throughout history; The Son/Lover God; The Vegetation God; The War God; The Anti-God; and more Part II gives a close look at 12 individual gods of history with an appropriate invoking ritual for each. Part III presents a comprehensive dictionary of over 1000 gods from many world cultures, past and present. The Farrars are among the best-known authors on the Craft, and in The Witches' God have written what is likely to become the standard work on the masculine god aspect. Over 30,000 sold!
By Janet Farrar, Stewart Farrar. 2012
This book is of great practical value in discovering and celebrating the transforming energy of the Feminine Principle of Divinity.… Part I covers the myriad faces of the Goddess revealed, including: Her presence throughout history; Her Earth and Moon symbolism; Her Madonna and Magdalene disguises; Her revelation within the psyche; Her relationship with women; Her influence today; and much more. Part II covers ritual invocations of the Goddess in 13 guises: from Ishtar to Isis, from Hecate to Aphrodite, from Epona to Ma'at. Part III gives an alphabetical listing of more than 1000 goddesses including a brief history and the main correspondences of each. This is an important work by the Farrars providing an indepth exploration of the Goddess in her many aspects at a time when Western culture is awakening to the influence of Feminine Divinity, both individually and collectively. Over 40,000 sold!
By Melvyn Willin. 2012
The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F+W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as… well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft. A series of essays on parapsychology and psychical research with special reference to the importance of music in paganism and witchcraft. The book is excellently researched using a myriad of sources including historical and first-hand accounts, relevant publications and of course the author's own thorough investigations.
By Stewart Farrar. 2012
By Shirley Nicholson. 1987
A powerful collection of essays from authors such as Mircea Eliade, Joan Halifax, Stanley Krippner, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Serge King,… and Michael Harner on the mystifying phenomenon of shamanism around the world---what it is, how it works and why.
By Jim Pathfinder Ewing. 2011
Based on more than a decade of the author's successful workshops, this resource expands and refines the unique combination of… the hands-on healing modality of Reiki with the life-changing shamanic journey. The resulting knowledge is presented clearly and concisely, making it possible for those with no previous background in Reiki or shamanism to understand, appreciate, and enjoy the teachings while those more experienced can glean new insight for their own healing work. Providing generous examples of shamanic journeying beyond ordinary reality and citing hundreds of case studies from the author's own private practice, this reference also lists internet references for further research.
By Paolo Fortis. 2012
Known for their beautiful textile art, the Kuna of Panama have been scrutinized by anthropologists for decades. Perhaps surprisingly, this… scrutiny has overlooked the magnificent Kuna craft of nuchukana—wooden anthropomorphic carvings—which play vital roles in curing and other Kuna rituals. Drawing on long-term fieldwork, Paolo Fortis at last brings to light this crucial cultural facet, illuminating not only Kuna aesthetics and art production but also their relation to wider social and cosmological concerns. Exploring an art form that informs birth and death, personhood, the dream world, the natural world, religion, gender roles, and ecology, Kuna Art and Shamanism provides a rich understanding of this society’s visual system, and the ways in which these groundbreaking ethnographic findings can enhance Amerindian scholarship overall. Fortis also explores the fact that to ask what it means for the Kuna people to carve the figure of a person is to pose a riddle about the culture’s complete concept of knowing. Also incorporating notions of landscape (islands, gardens, and ancient trees) as well as cycles of life, including the influence of illness, Fortis places the statues at the center of a network of social relationships that entangle people with nonhuman entities. As an activity carried out by skilled elderly men, who possess embodied knowledge of lifelong transformations, the carving process is one that mediates mortal worlds with those of immortal primordial spirits. Kuna Art and Shamanism immerses readers in this sense of unity and opposition between soul and body, internal forms and external appearances, and image and design.
By Carl Greer. 2014
Change Your Story, Change Your Life is a practical self-help guide to personal transformation using traditional shamanic techniques combined with… journaling and Carl Greer's method for dialoguing that draws upon Jungian active imagination. The exercises inspire readers to work with insights and energies derived during the use of modalities that tap into the unconscious so that they may consciously choose the changes they would like to make in their lives and begin implementing them.
By Marie-Rose Phan-Le. 2014
A fascinating adventure into the world of healing, shamanism, plant medicine, and divination, Talking Story documents author Marie-Rose Phan-Lê's worldwide… journey to find healing and truth from authentic mystics and shamans, while recording their disappearing traditions and discovering her own gift as a healer. Facing a crisis of faith after a profound betrayal by her New Age spiritual teacher, Phan-Lê is set on a path toward the exploration of the Old World. Learning that many indigenous cultures were on the verge of losing their medicinal plants, healing traditions, and spiritual knowledge as a result of habitat destruction, cultural assimilation, and globalization, she travels the globe, meeting with healers and shamans and documenting their practices. Describing each exciting leg of her journey, Phan-Lê embarks on a life-changing odyssey that takes her to remote corners of the globe including Eastern Peru, Hawaii, Nepal, India, Vietnam, and China. In the midst of her exploration, she begins to connect with her own healing roots, following in the footsteps of her aunt who in Vietnam had been a healer. Once back in the U.S., Phan-Lê's spiritual development continues and she decides to use media as medicine and to be a medium for healing. This book is part of a greater cross-platform of spiritual media that includes Phan-Lê's accompanying award-winning feature-length documentary film Talking Story and her nonprofit organization Healing Planet Project that is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of healing and spiritual traditions through media.
By Rebecca R. Stone. 2011
Shamanism-the practice of entering a trance state to experience visions of a reality beyond the ordinary and to gain esoteric… knowledge-has been an important part of life for indigenous societies throughout the Americas from prehistoric times until the present. Much has been written about shamanism in both scholarly and popular literature, but few authors have linked it to another significant visual realm-art. In this pioneering study, Rebecca R. Stone considers how deep familiarity with, and profound respect for, the extra-ordinary visionary experiences of shamanism profoundly affected the artistic output of indigenous cultures in Central and South America before the European invasions of the sixteenth century. Using ethnographic accounts of shamanic trance experiences, Stone defines a core set of trance vision characteristics, including enhanced senses, ego dissolution, bodily distortions, flying, spinning and undulating sensations, synaesthesia, and physical transformation from the human self into animal and other states of being. Stone then traces these visionary characteristics in ancient artworks from Costa Rica and Peru. She makes a convincing case that these works, especially those of the Moche, depict shamans in a trance state or else convey the perceptual experience of visions by creating deliberately chaotic and distorted conglomerations of partial, inverted, and incoherent images.