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Yoga Anatomy brings the relationship between yoga and anatomy to life with detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations. This book arranges exercises into six sections (standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, supine, and arm supports), providing an inside look into each pose and a better understanding of the movements involved.
SHAMANISM / ECOLOGY"In this time of climate change our planet is asking us to raise our consciousness and awareness and to find a state of peace, balance, and harmony within us. Weather Shamanism is filled with brilliant teachings that will fuel your understanding and insight not only into weather but about life itself."--Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and How to Heal Toxic ThoughtsWith the growing consensus that global warming is a fact comes the realization that the increasingly violent weather we are experiencing is its chief manifestation. Each storm, each flood, each blizzard seems to break 100-year-old records for both intensity and damage. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases may be too little, too late. Through a unique blend of anthropological research, shamanic journeys, and personal stories and anecdotes, Nan Moss and David Corbin show how humans and weather have always affected each other, and how it is possible to influence the weather. They present teachings directly from the spirits of weather that show how our thoughts and emotions affect weather energetics. They also reveal the ceremonial and therapeutic aspects of "weather dancing," a practice used to communicate with the weather spirits. Weather Shamanism is about transformation--of ourselves, and thus our world. It is about how we can develop an expanded worldview that honors spiritual realities in order to create a working partnership with the spirits of weather and thereby help to restore well-being and harmony to Earth.NAN MOSS and DAVID CORBIN have been faculty members of Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 1995 and also teach courses at Esalen Institute inCalifornia and the New York Open Center. They have been researching and teaching the spiritual aspects of weather since 1997 and have a private shamanic practice located in Port Clyde, Maine. Their website is www.shamanscircle.com.
Native American lineage holders have long been cautious about sharing their spiritual truths because the essence of this wisdom has been so often misunderstood. In Walking with Grandfather, authentic Lakota lineage holder and award-winning storyteller Joseph M. Marshall breaks this silence with the very best from a lifetime of lessons passed on to him by his grandfather. With him, you will gain access to the timeless teachings that until now remained largely unheard outside the culture of the Lakota people.
"When we began our search for consultants for Into the West, we were looking for individuals with a deep knowledge of the culture and history of the Lakota people. In Joe Marshall, we found that person, but the happy surprise was that we also found a poet, a storyteller, and an educator who led us through challenging terrain with great patience and wisdom."
For this book, Webb interviewed 24 shamans from various traditions, including Tibetan, Native American, Peruvian, and Judaic. Conversations with shamans such as Brooke Medicine Eagle, Tenzin Wangyal, and Alberto Villoldo provide unique insights into the role of shamanism in modern times.
Drawing on traditional ethnic as well as contemporary Western practice, this beautifully illustrated book, with works by indigenous artists, reveals the ancient heart of shamanism and its relevance for our lives today.
Ancient and indigenous peoples have insisted their knowledge of plant medicines came from the plants themselves, perceived through a heart-centered mode of perception, not trial-and-error experimentation. Author Stephen Buhner explores this heart-centered mode of perception, helping readers to learn about the medicinal uses of plants, and how to gather information directly from the heart of Nature.
This internationally bestselling book takes the reader on a magical true-life adventure to discover the lost spiritual secrets of the Inkas and their Prophecies for 2012. Elizabeth B. Jenkins, a graduate student in psychology, first travels to Peru in 1988, where she discovers a land so compelling and a mysterious inner calling so profound that she quits her PhD, fiancee, sells everything, and moves to Cuzco. Constantly battling her rational mind to follow her spiritual impulses, she is led to an 'other worldly' encounter with an Inka mountain deity. This sets her on a path of unprecedented adventure into the mysteries and shadows of the High Andes, when she becomes the only white woman in a group of Native Andeans to be initiated by an Andean Priest. Finally, persevering through hair-raising challenges and spiritual obstacles she is able arrive to a higher level of Inka Wisdom, receive the Inka's Great Initiation of HATUN KARPAY and discover their surprising Prophecies.