The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol

Author: Tom Soloway Pinkson
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 1594773491
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Huichol tribes of the Sierra Madre in Mexico have thoroughly retained their ancient way of life. Their shamanic spiritual practices focus on living life in harmony with all things and offer a path path to healing both on a personal and a planetary level.

The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol

Author: Tom Soloway Pinkson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 1594779554
Format: PDF
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True account of a decade-long apprenticeship with Huichol shamans in the Mexican Sierra Madre • Contains an insider’s view of the Huichol’s shamanic spiritual practices, including their ritual use of peyote • Offers the Huichol path to sustainable healing for individuals and our planet Never conquered by Europeans, the Huichol--known for their use of peyote in spiritual ceremonies--have thoroughly retained their ancient way of life. Growing from a deeply rooted respect and reverence for the natural world, the Huichol’s shamanic spiritual practices focus on living life in harmony with all living things and offer a path to a truly sustainable future. The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol is the autobiographical account of Pinkson’s decade-long immersion in the shamanic traditions of the Huichol tribes of the Sierra Madre in Mexico. From his first Huichol pilgrimage to Wiricuta (their sacred homeland) in 1981 to searching the desert for the heart medicine of peyote, Pinkson’s account of his initiation into the medicine teachings of the Huichol brings new life to this ancient eco-centric tradition. Providing a guiding light for those who seek to become part of the solution to our planet’s ecological challenges, Pinkson empowers readers to choose their own path toward healing both on a personal and a planetary level.

Teachings of the Peyote Shamans

Author: James Endredy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554623
Format: PDF, ePub
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A rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism • Describes the five sacred sites of the Huichol and their peyote ceremonies • Explains how the Huichol teachings of awareness, centered on the five points of attention, connect you to your true essence • Reveals the deep relationship between Huichol cosmology, Gnosticism, and Christianity, especially Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary Taking place in the heart of the Huichol homeland in western Mexico, this book offers a rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism, which is permeated with the use of the sacred peyote cactus. Outsiders are almost never allowed access to Huichol sacred sites and ceremonies; however, James Endredy, after years of friendship with Huichol families, earned the privilege nearly by accident. Swayed by persistent pleading, he agreed to take another gringo into the mountains to one of the Huichols’ ceremonial centers, and they were both caught. After trial and punishment, Endredy was invited to stay within the sacred lands for the festivities he had illegally intruded upon and found his initiation into the Huichol shamanic tradition had begun. Sharing his intimate conversations and journeys with the shaman he calls “Peyote Jesus,” the author explains how Huichol belief revolves around the five sacred directions, the five sacred sites, and the five points of attention. As Peyote Jesus explains, the five points of attention refer to dividing your awareness yet staying focused on your inner self. This is not a normal state of consciousness for most people, yet when we maintain these points of attention, we discover our true essence and move closer to God. Endredy undergoes dozens of spiritual journeys with peyote as he makes the pilgrimages to the five sacred Huichol sites with Peyote Jesus. He is shocked by his vision of the Virgin Mary while under peyote’s guidance and learns of the deep relationship--strictly on Huichol terms--between their cosmology, Gnosticism, and Christianity, especially Jesus Christ. Providing an inside look at the major ceremonies and peyote rituals of the Huichol, this unexpectedly powerful book reveals the key tenants of the Huichol worldview, their beliefs in the afterlife, and their spiritual work on behalf of all of humanity.

Letters to the River

Author: Sparrow Hart
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991214706
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Letters to the River places the struggles and crises we currently face -- personal, political, moral, ecological and spiritual -- within the context of a mythic and heroic journey. In doing so, it forms a bridge between the left side and the right -- the practical, daily life we can neither ignore or avoid, and the enchanted, shimmering world reported by sages and shamans throughout the millennia. Letters to the River points the way to a path that's deep and soulful. It speaks eloquently to our reason (the right side) about the territory we need to explore and the issues we must face to find that "dream worth living." But it does not stop there. In the "Letters" themselves we hear the beckoning of the left side, the call of the soul within that magical, alluring dream. And in so doing, we sense who we might become if our soul not only found its voice, but began to sing, loudly, one breathtaking song.

Cactus of Mystery

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594775133
Format: PDF
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The history of San Pedro and its uses for healing, creativity, and conscious evolution • Includes interviews with practicing San Pedro shamans on their rituals, cactus preparations, and teachings on how San Pedro heals the mind and body • Contains accounts from people who have been healed by San Pedro • Includes chapters by Eve Bruce, M.D., and David Luke, Ph.D., on San Pedro’s effects on psychic abilities and its similarities to and differences from ayahuasca San Pedro, the legendary cactus of vision, has been used by the shamans of Peru for at least 3,500 years. Referring to St. Peter, who holds the keys to Heaven, its name is suggestive of the plant’s visionary power to open the gates between the visible and invisible worlds, allowing passage to an ecstatic realm where miraculous physical and spiritual healings occur, love and enthusiasm for life are rekindled, the future divined, and the soul’s purpose revealed. Exploring the history and shamanic uses of the San Pedro cactus, Ross Heaven interviews practicing San Pedro shamans about ancient and modern rituals, preparation of the visionary brew, experiences with the healing spirit of San Pedro, and their teachings on how the cactus works on the mind, body, and illness. He investigates the conditions treated by San Pedro as well as how it can enhance creativity, providing case studies from those who have been healed by the cactus and accounts from those who have been artistically and musically inspired through its use. Psychedelic researchers Eve Bruce, M.D., David Luke, Ph.D., and journalist Morgan Maher contribute chapters delving into San Pedro’s effects on conscious evolution and psychic abilities as well as its similarities to and differences from ayahuasca. Exploring plant communication and the vital role of music in San Pedro ceremonies, Heaven explains how healing songs are communicated by the sacred plants to the shamans working with them, much in the same way that other gifts of San Pedro--from healing to inspiration to expanded consciousness--are passed to those who commune with this ancient plant teacher.

Walking a Sacred Road

Author: Tom Pinkson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998415611
Format: PDF, ePub
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A pictorial look at the ancient spiritual practice of the Huichol people of Mexico to pilgrimage to the desert area they call Wiricuta in search of the medicine plant Peyote.

Be Love Now

Author: Ram Dass
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899016076
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In seinem Buch "Be Love Now" gibt Ram Dass einen einzigartigen Einblick in seinen langen spirituellen Weg. Der heute 80-Jährige lässt uns teilhaben an den wichtigsten Erfahrungen seiner Transformation vom bedeutenden Harvard-Psychologieprofessor zum "Diener Gottes". Die Begegnung mit seinem Guru Neem Karoli Baba, liebevoll Maharaj-ji genannt, führt zu einem Leben in bedingungsloser Liebe - der Essenz des Daseins. "Be love now" ist ein sehr persönliches Buch und gleich zeitig eine wundervolle Entdeckungsreise, die Herz und Geist öffnet. "Stell dir vor, dass dich jemand mehr liebt, als du je zuvor geliebt worden bist. Man liebt dich stärker noch als deine Mutter dich als Kind geliebt hat, mehr als dein Vater dich je liebte, dein Kind oder dein dich liebender Partner. Diese Liebe will nichts von dir, ist nicht auf persönliche Befriedigung aus und will nichts mehr, als dass du völlig erfüllt bist. Du wirst nur für das geliebt, was du bist, deshalb, weil es dich gibt."

Der schamanische Weg in die Tiefe der Seele

Author: Sandra Ingerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442220250
Format: PDF
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Ingerman ist eine der bekanntesten Vertreterinnen des modernen Schamanismus (vgl. "Heilung für Mutter Erde"; "Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Seele"). Als ausgebildete Paar- und Familientherapeutin verbindet sie alte schamanische Techniken mit modernen psychotherapeutischen Methoden. Vorliegende Medienkombination erschien 2010 erstmals als Hardcover u.d.T. "Die schamanische Erfahrung. Ein Weg in die Tiefe der Seele" (hier nicht angezeigt). Ingerman und Paläontologe Wesselman sowie 4 weitere Experten stellen - konzentriert um den Terminus "schamanische Reisen"--Die zentralen Themen der schamanischen Heilungs- und Transformationsrituale vor: u.a. die Heilkräfte der Natur zu nutzen, mit Träumen, Licht und Klang zu arbeiten und Tod und Sterben als Übergangsrituale zu ehren. Mit Übungen. Auf der Begleit-CD Trommel- und Rasselstücke zur Begleitung der meditativen schamanischen Reisen. - Grundlagentitel, der allerdings nicht als Selbsthilfemanual für Anfänger gedacht ist, sondern als Begleitmaterial zu einer fundierten Einweisung und Praxis in schamanische Rituale Sinn macht

Awakening to the Spirit World

Author: Sandra Ingerman
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077409
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 spiritual 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. The core of shamanism is the experience of direct revelation-- to communicate firsthand with your spiritual allies and discover your own power. Awakening to the Spirit World takes you through each step of developing a personal connection with your helping spirits to receive wisdom, insight, and healing energy. From an overview of shamanism, to your first journeys and encounters with your power animals, to expanding your skills and insight through long-term practice, here is an in-depth resource for the shamanic arts that includes: Creating rituals and ceremonies for healing and transformation Reconnecting with nature to heal ourselves and the planet Working with your dreams, songs, and artistic vision to strengthen your practice Traditional wisdom for children-- healthy rites of passage for each phase of a child's journey to adulthood Honoring the cycle of life and death-- shamanic practices to prepare for and celebrate our final transition in this life Excerpt Shamanism is the most ancient spiritual practice known to humankind and is the “ancestor” of all our modern religions. As a method, it is a form of meditation combined with a focused intention to accomplish various things, as well become apparent in this book. As a spiritual practice, shamanism can become a way of life that may utterly transform the one who practices it. The word “shaman” comes from the language of the Evenki peoples, a Tungusic tribe in Siberia. This is a word whose meaning has to do with esoteric knowledge and extraordinary spiritual abilities and as such a shaman is often defined as an intermediary between the human and spirit worlds. In shamanic cultures, the word “shaman” has come to mean “the one who sees in the dark” or “the one who knows.” There are certain commonalities in a shaman’s worldview and practice across the world that allow us to make certain broad generalizations about shamanism. In the majority of indigenous cultures, the universe is viewed as being made up of two distinct realms: a world of things seen and a world of things hidden, yet that these two worlds present themselves together as two halves of a whole. The shaman is the inspired visionary, a man or a woman who learns through practice how to enter into this “world of things hidden,” and once there, he or she typically encounters extra-mundane personalities or archetypal forces that the indigenous peoples refer to as spirits, ancestors, or even gods. Reviews "Awakening to the Spirit World" takes a deep look at tapping sources of invisible power in daily life. So much of what Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman write about is lost to modern medicine: listening to the weather and the elements, understanding death, and more. This is a courageous book that will appeal to all who long to explore the unseen world." —Judith Orloff, MD, author of Emotional Freedom "In an era when chaos, confusion, and uncertainty take center stage, the ancestors, focused on balancing the energies of life, call forth calm, clarity, and pragmatic direction for accessing the medicine needed to heal the individual and collective psyche. In this moment in time, we are invited into "Awakening the Spirit World," where we are reassured that we are not alone. We are in good company, indeed." —Malidoma Patrice Some, PhD, author of "Of Water and the Spirit, The Healing Wisdom of Africa," and "Ritual: Power, Healing, and Community."

Der siebte Sinn der Tiere

Author: Rupert Sheldrake
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104020221
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der Querdenker unter den Naturwissenschaftlern mit neuen revolutionären Thesen! Tiere verfügen über Fähigkeiten, die uns immer wieder erstaunen: Viele Hunde und Katzen ahnen, wann ihr Besitzer nach Hause kommt; andere spüren, wenn »ihrem Menschen« etwas zustößt. Manche Tiere legen unglaubliche Distanzen zurück, um nach Hause zu finden. Einige merken intuitiv, dass ihnen ein Tierarztbesuch bevorsteht, andere können Naturkatastrophen im Voraus spüren. Rupert Sheldrake beschäftigt sich mit dem Phänomen, dass Tiere Fähigkeiten besitzen, die wir Menschen verloren haben und die uns unerklärlich scheinen. Tiere, so seine These, können dazu beitragen, unser Verständnis vom Leben zu erweitern. Vollständig überarbeitete und aktualisierte Neuausgabe