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This is a delightful collection of fairy tales and myths containing shamanistic themes such as shapeshifting, helper animals and spirits, traveling to the under and upper worlds, creation of certain elements of earth and the shaman tradition, initiation (death and rebirth), and healing the sick.
This evocative and experiential guide reveals how you can immediately begin to transform your life by following the path of the shaman.
Join the Spirit Light Network, a paranormal investigative team of shamans and energy healers dedicated to helping spirits cross to the Other Side.
A colorful and compelling examination of evidence for the mind's ability to heal, taking a step into the fascinating world of psychic healing and shamanism. Includes 80 black-and-white photographs.
ANTHROPOLOGY / SHAMANISMA moving testament to interior ways of knowing.--Publishers WeeklyProfound and personal, cosmic and compassionate. . . . Memoir, Andean adventure, and quest for wisdom, the book is an even deeper, wiser, more moving tour of the extraordinary, with Villoldo a refreshing guide, frank amd engaging.--San Francisco ChronicleA narrative rich in myth, history, and metaphor.--BooklistIsland of the Sun recounts the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo's return to Peru in search of the Quechua Indian shaman Don Jicaram. The authors' earlier book, Dance of the Four Winds, described Villoldo's first initiation, under Don Jicaram, into the secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel and the spiritual journey of the Four Winds. Villoldo had begun that journey in the South, "where one goes to confront and shed the past." With use of the powerful mind-altering plant ayahuasca, he had continued to the West, a direction also inhabited by fear and death. Now in Island of the Sun he prepares himself for the journey to the North, where lies the wisdom of the ancient Inca shamans. Traveling from Machu Picchu to the "Island of the Sun," a sacred site in Bolivia, Villoldo uncovers a profound secret about the journey to the East--the journey home. ALBERTO VILLOLDO, Ph.D., is also the author of Dance of the Four Winds, Millenium, Healing States, and Realms of Healing. ERIK JENDRESEN is a playwright and screenwriter.
Indigenous healers and shamans have known since antiquity that plants possess a spirit essence that can communicate through light, sound, and vibration. Now scientific studies are verifying this understanding. Plant Spirit Healing reveals the power of plant spirits to join with human intelligence to bring about profound healing. These spirits take us beyond mere symptomatic treatment to aligning us with the vast web of nature. Plants are more than their chemical constituents. They are intelligent beings that have the capacity to raise consciousness to a level where true healing can take place.
This updated edition invites all of us to discover the healing power of plants - not merely their physical medicinal properties, but the deeper wisdom and gifts that they offer. Enriched by the author's many explorations since its first edition, this guide unfolds as a series of chapters on how plant spirit medicine has resolved specific issues and imbalances in his own healing journey and in his work with others.