Summary Book Review The Shaman Within by Claude Poncelet:
Download or read book The Shaman Within written by Claude Poncelet and published by Sounds True. This book was released on 2014-06-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within every person—as well as every animal, rock, machine, particle, or planet—is a spirit that seeks to connect and communicate with the rest of the universe. Dr. Claude Poncelet calls this “the shaman within.” In his visionary new book, this scientist and shamanic teacher offers a compendium of practices and wisdom for connecting to the power of the spiritual forces in our lives. Filled with accessible instruction, insights from a lifetime of deep inquiry, and guidance for transformative journeys into non-ordinary reality, The Shaman Within explores: Modern shamanism—an ever-changing practice that welcomes both scientific discoveries and our personal experience Shapeshifting—a powerful method for building empathy, gathering insight, and experiencing our fundamental relation to every part of reality Combining indigenous wisdom and contemporary physics to revolutionize your understanding of time, space, and your authentic self Spiritual adventures to unexpected places—from the edge of the cosmos to the subatomic realm Using shamanism to enhance your work and family life, reveal novel solutions to life challenges, heal the environment, and more “As both scientist and shamanic practitioner, I see no inconsistency between science and spiritual knowledge,” says Dr. Poncelet. “In fact, when shamanism and science inform each other, we gain a far greater access to the wonder and possibility of reality.” In The Shaman Within, this extraordinary teacher invites you to discover the 21st-century evolution of shamanic practice—one that will delight you, empower you, and open your eyes to new dimensions of our strange and marvelous universe.
Summary Book Review The Shaman Within by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free:
Download or read book The Shaman Within written by Barbara Meiklejohn-Free and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10-25 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Shaman Within explains how our ancient wisdoms can now be employed to tackle the big issues that trouble our minds, ravage our bodies and quash our spirits. Through a very personal journey; the travels, experiences, rituals, highs and lows of the protagonist, an amazing tapestry of insights and answers is woven before our very eyes. And the threads of this tapestry consist of the incredible healing and empowerment that our long-forgotten ‘rites of passage’ afford us. The lessons within enable us to feel more complete, at one with ourselves, our environment and the universe that created us. This book speaks to all who seek true fulfilment and imparts the tools to achieve it.
Author :Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2014-06-16 ISBN 10 :9781491730348 Pages :436 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (34 users download)
Summary Book Review Talking to the Shaman Within by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries:
Download or read book Talking to the Shaman Within written by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2014-06-16 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything about hunting leads inexorably to death; the challenge for all hunters is how to justify the kill. But the hunter's emotional response to the kill is immensely complex. Hunters respect--and even love--the animals they kill. Talking to the Shaman Within: Musings on Hunting addresses this paradox head-on, dissecting the emotional and psychological response of the hunter to his quarry and, more broadly, his surroundings. The climax of the chase brings the hunter closer to realizing the "nature intelligence" that modern civilization has suppressed. Through his investigation of the "instinct" that lies beneath the urge to hunt, author Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries reveals something basic and fundamental about human behavior. The hunting instinct is hardwired into the human psyche, and, for all our sophistication and urbanization, it exerts a powerful influence over the way we conduct our lives even to this day. Talking to the Shaman Within draws on depictions of hunting in art and literature throughout the ages exploring changing trends in human social norms with frequent reference to literature, art, film, television, and music. It unites a dispassionate academic hypothesis with an engaging and colourful narrative into which Kets de Vries weaves stories from his own life--as both an academic and a hunter.
Summary Book Review Awaken the Inner Shaman by José Luis Stevens:
Download or read book Awaken the Inner Shaman written by José Luis Stevens and published by Sounds True. This book was released on 2014-03-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 guide for opening our eyes to the greater wisdom and knowing within—and stepping into the power and responsibility we possess to shape and serve our world. 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 and scientific tradition. Seeing through the heart—why the heart offers us the most immediate path for accessing the Inner Shaman Illuminating the Inner Shaman through spirituality, quantum physics, medical science, and experiential knowing 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 lured us away from the spiritual source that truly sustains us. In Awaken the Inner Shaman, Dr. José Stevens challenges us to 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 own heart."
Summary Book Review Shamanism by Shirley Nicholson:
Download or read book Shamanism written by Shirley Nicholson and published by Quest Books. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review The Jaguar Within by Rebecca Stone:
Download or read book The Jaguar Within written by Rebecca Stone and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review In the Realm of the Diamond Queen by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing:
Download or read book In the Realm of the Diamond Queen written by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1993-11-21 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this highly original and much-anticipated ethnography, Anna Tsing challenges not only anthropologists and feminists but all those who study culture to reconsider some of their dearest assumptions. By choosing to locate her study among Meratus Dayaks, a marginal and marginalized group in the deep rainforest of South Kalimantan, Indonesia, Tsing deliberately sets into motion the familiar and stubborn urban fantasies of self and other. Unusual encounters with her remarkably creative and unconventional Meratus friends and teachers, however, provide the opportunity to rethink notions of tradition, community, culture, power, and gender--and the doing of anthropology. Tsing's masterful weaving of ethnography and theory, as well as her humor and lucidity, allow for an extraordinary reading experience for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the complexities of culture. Engaging Meratus in wider conversations involving Indonesian bureaucrats, family planners, experts in international development, Javanese soldiers, American and French feminists, Asian-Americans, right-to-life advocates, and Western intellectuals, Tsing looks not for consensus and coherence in Meratus culture but rather allows individual Meratus men and women to return our gaze. Bearing the fruit from the lively contemporary conversations between anthropology and cultural studies, In the Realm of the Diamond Queen will prove to be a model for thinking and writing about gender, power, and the politics of identity.
Summary Book Review Integrating the Arts in Therapy by Shaun McNiff:
Download or read book Integrating the Arts in Therapy written by Shaun McNiff and published by Charles C Thomas Publisher. This book was released on 2009 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1981, the author first published the groundbreaking, classic text, The Arts and Psychotherapy. This book is a rework of the original text. This new work integrates theory with practice, drawing upon concrete examples and case studies. It details the emergence of a multidisciplinary approach to working with people everywhere and offers glimpses into clinical work with children, adolescents and adults.
Summary Book Review Shamanism and Violence by Davide Torri:
Download or read book Shamanism and Violence written by Davide Torri and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proposing a new theoretical framework, this book explores Shamanism’s links with violence from a global perspective. Contributors, renowned anthropologists and authorities in the field, draw on their research in Mongolia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Siberia, America, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan to investigate how indigenous shamanic cultures dealt, and are still dealing with, varying degrees of internal and external violence. During ceremonies shamans act like hunters and warriors, dealing with many states related to violence, such as collective and individual suffering, attack, conflict and antagonism. Indigenous religious complexes are often called to respond to direct and indirect competition with more established cultural and religious traditions which undermine the sociocultural structure, the sense of identity and the state of well-being of many indigenous groups. This book explores a more sensitive vision of shamanism, closer to the emic views of many indigenous groups.
Summary Book Review Awaken the Inner Shaman by Jose Luis Stevens:
Download or read book Awaken the Inner Shaman written by Jose Luis Stevens and published by Sounds True. This book was released on 2014 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents advice for overcoming the fears and limitations of the ego and reconnecting to the Inner Shaman, a source of spiritual strength and healing found within each person.
Summary Book Review Shamanic Breathwork by Linda Star Wolf:
Download or read book Shamanic Breathwork written by Linda Star Wolf and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-11-17 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Utilizing the healing power of breath to change consciousness • Explains how to enter altered states of consciousness, increase paranormal abilities, and resolve old traumas using breathwork • Introduces the Five Cycles of Change that bring about major life shifts and how to work with them Incorporating psychospiritual tools with her Shamanic Breathwork practice, Linda Star Wolf shows how to spiritually journey in the same way shamans entrain to the rhythms of drums or rattles using the breath, either alone or together with music. Much like traveling to sacred places or ingesting entheogens, this practice can be used to enter altered states of consciousness, connect to cosmic consciousness, increase paranormal abilities, and awaken the shaman within. Breathwork can also be used to resolve old traumas and shapeshift unproductive modes of thinking in order to move beyond them. Utilizing the healing power of breath along with chakra-attuned music, Linda Star Wolf explores the Five Cycles of Change--the Alchemical Map of Shamanic Consciousness--and how these cycles affect you as you move through major shifts in your life.
Summary Book Review Tuning the Eardrums by Gary Diggins:
Download or read book Tuning the Eardrums written by Gary Diggins and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2016-09 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tuning the Eardrums invites the reader to approach listening as an intentional act. Gary Diggins draws upon his background as a musician and therapist in order to help individuals become more present to the ever-shifting nature of sound, music, words, or even silence. This guidebook considers our aural sense from multiple angles and provides practical ways to relate to someone or something through deep listening. The content mixes personal stories, psycho-spiritual principles, scientific research with mindful and musical practices. In a time when distractions and multi-tasking abound, this book helps us remain attentive as we receive or respond to the unseen world of sound.
Summary Book Review The Woman in the Shaman's Body by Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.:
Download or read book The Woman in the Shaman's Body written by Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D. and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2009-09-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today. Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women. This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, Tedlock–herself an expert in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the role of women in shamanism was misinterpreted and suppressed, and offers a dazzling array of evidence, from prehistoric African rock art to modern Mongolian ceremonies, for women’s shamanic powers. Tedlock combines firsthand accounts of her own training among the Maya of Guatemala with the rich record of women warriors and hunters, spiritual guides, and prophets from many cultures and times. Probing the practices that distinguish female shamanism from the much better known male traditions, she reveals: • The key role of body wisdom and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy • The female forms of dream witnessing, vision questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs • Shamanic midwifery and the spiritual powers released in childbirth and monthly female cycles • Shamanic symbolism in weaving and other feminine arts • Gender shifting and male-female partnership in shamanic practice Filled with illuminating stories and illustrations, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism today.
Summary Book Review Shaman Pathways - Way of the Faery Shaman by Flavia Kate Peters:
Download or read book Shaman Pathways - Way of the Faery Shaman written by Flavia Kate Peters and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-30 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Earth needs your help. The Fae are calling you to harness the power of Nature. In return they offer assistance to enable you to thrive in this very modern world, in balance and harmony, and with a sprinkle of very real magic. The Way of The Faery Shaman, gives insight as to who the Faeries really are, which element they are connected to, and how to work with that element in order to bring about the magic that is actually all around us.
Summary Book Review Chief Joseph by Vanessa Gunther:
Download or read book Chief Joseph written by Vanessa Gunther and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Chief Joseph: A Biography" explores the world of the Nez Perce Indians from their entrance into the Columbia Plateau through their relations with the expanding United States. It recounts their attempt to accommodate the rapidly changing world around them, and it follows the life of Chief Joseph, one of their greatest peace leaders. Readers will learn how interactions with Lewis and Clark at the beginning of the 19th century and the subsequent duplicity of white settlers and their government radically changed the Nez Perce way of life--and influenced Joseph's rise. Separating the real Chief Joseph from the myths that have grown around him, the book shows how he shepherded the Nez Perce people through the ordeals that confronted them, including the loss of their land and freedom and the persistent threats to the culture that had guided the Nez Perce for centuries.
Summary Book Review Decoding the Shaman Within by O. M. Kelly:
Download or read book Decoding the Shaman Within written by O. M. Kelly and published by . This book was released on 2021-08-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 'Decoding the Shaman Within' international author O.M. Kelly (Omni) shares her Shamanic Metaphysical journey. It would be termed a contemporary Shamanic initiation journey; a powerful spiritual enlightenment and transformational voyage of discovering the codes of Metaphysics and the Quest of Life. Through the sacred passage of time Omni discovered the secret codes of the Collective Consciousness (Laws of the Universe) to trek a higher level of consciousness. Throughout Omni's training to receive the breath of Shamanism, many Elders from other cultures came to Australia and initiated her into their own tribal laws. Most of these Elders were men who arrived on Omni's doorstep uninvited but had received the call from the Universe to pass on their knowledge. Those magnificent people who had also earned their Shamanic experiences, only stayed long enough to give Omni their gift of consciousness and to initiate her into a new Shamanic name, which their tribe had bestowed, and then they disappeared as quickly as they had come. The Shamanic path in a Metaphysical perspective is the oldest pathway of the tribal law through the evolution of humanity. The Shaman is trained in the ancient language that is instilled in every genetic code that humanity carries within their DNA; you either have the opportunity to open it up and use it, or you just don't bother and choose to ignore it! It is as simple as that! Cultural Sensitivity WarningAustralian Aboriginal readers are warned that there are words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.
Summary Book Review The Art of the Shaman by David S. Whitley:
Download or read book The Art of the Shaman written by David S. Whitley and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whitley, an archaeologist specializing in the study of prehistoric art and religion, interprets the symbolism of California's ancient rock art, demonstrating that these pictographs were not created simply for artistic expression, but were deliberately intended to represent a relatively few number of specific messages. Color photographs depict such things as vision questing, sexuality, the mythic past, life crises, altered states of consciousness, and more.