Stepping beyond the shape of a footprint and into the unseen story of the track, veteran wilderness guide Tamarack Song takes you inside the eyes and mind of an intuitive tracker, with intimate stories where Frogs show the way out of the woods, scat reveals life histories, and Bears demonstrate how to find missing people.Learn More$18.00
Hike to the terraces and temples of the Lost City of the Inca, wander through the rubble of an immense stone fortress, walk in the footsteps of the Inca on a four-day trek to Machu Picchu, ride up the Amazon from the mid-jungle city of Iquitos or peek over the rim of one of the deepest canyons in the world--Fodor's Peru offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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The American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps people live in a wholehearted way. Meditation, Chodron explains, gives people a golden key to address this yearning.Learn More$19.95
Author: Bodhi, Bhikkhu
Physical Info: 1.25 H x 8.31 L x 6.07 W (1.51 lbs) 485 pages
The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator. Learn More$18.95
Book: Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds Through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies
Author: Strassman, Rick Learn More$19.95
At last, the sequel to Elizabeth Jenkins' International Bestseller, THE RETURN OF THE INKA! Jenkins continues the rivetting true-life account of her initiation into the Andean Mystical Tradition as she leads a group of initiates to where the High Andes meet the Amazon jungle. Here at 15,000 feet, in the tiny isolated villages of Q'eros, the group is tested to the limit as they encounter their deepest fears and greatest hopes on their way to meet the living descendants of the Inkas. In the ancient Inka village of Choa Choa where "...smiling sacred brown-eyed people, living on the edge of time, invite you into their stone houses and serve you tea..." they pass their first test and meet Don Manuel Q'espi, High Priest of Q'eros. Only then is the group permitted to receive his initiation, and follow him to the Q'ollorit'i Festival held at 17,000 feet altitude---the precise location where the first Fifth Level Priest endowed with super healing powers, is prophesied to appear.Learn More$19.95
In traditional Buddhist and Taoist temples, there exists the elegant flowing figure of the great Goddess of Compassion, Kuan Yin. Bearing colorful, fragrant offerings of fruits and flowers, food and gifts the devoted come forth through a haze of incense, placing their offerings reverently before her. Under the Goddess' benevolent gaze, worshipers seek her guidance as they draw from a container of 100 bamboo sticks. Each of these sticks represents an ancient verse celebrating the Goddess' compassion, wisdom, and love. Collectively, they comprise The 100 Poem Oracle of Kuan Yin. This book includes the Kuan Yin Oracle Board.
This first edition print includes beautiful poetry,color photography, powerful meditations and empowering mantras.Learn More$19.95
We live in difficult times. Life sometimes seems like a roiling and turbulent river threatening to drown us and destroy the world. Why, then, shouldn't we cling to the certainty of the shore--to our familiar patterns and habits? Because, Pema Chodron teaches, that kind of fear-based clinging keeps us from the infinitely more satisfying experience of being fully alive. The teachings she presents here--known as the "Three Commitments"--provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river: to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest times, the most difficult situations. When we learn to let go of our protective patterns and do that, we begin to see not only how much better it feels to live that way, but, as a wonderful side effect, we find that we begin to naturally and effectively reach out to others in care and support.
What would happen if you made gratitude your focal point for one full year? With Living in Gratitude, Angeles Arrien invites us to cultivate the power of deep appreciation so that it becomes our foundation for daily living. Integrating the latest findings from social science with stories, prayers, teachings, and practices from cultures and traditions spanning the globe, she presents a 12-month plan for mastering the art of giving thanks every day. Learn More$19.51
INDIGINOUS CULTURES / SHAMANISMThe Q'ero have preserved a path for which many in the modern world hunger and thirst--how to participate in a world of living energies. William Sullivan, author of The Secret of the Incas Treats the beliefs and religion of the Quechua people with profound feeling and a deep identification seldom seen. Jorge A. Flores Ochoa, professor of anthropology, National University of Cuzco, Peru A treasury of shamanic knowledge and practices whose insights into an ancient wisdom can help those of us living in a modern society find attunement with nature and harmony within ourselves. Kenneth Meadows, author of Shamanic Experience Known as the keepers of the ancient knowledge, the Q'ero Indians of Peru are the most respected mystics of the south-central Andes. In 1996 Joan Parisi Wilcox traveled to the Andes and was able to record the mysteries of kawsay pacha, the multidimensional world of living energy, through intensive interviews with six Q'ero paqos, masters of the ancient spiritual traditions of Peru. The Q'ero are known for having preserved the Inca spiritual tradition more purely than any other indigenous population in the Andes. The in-depth interviews presented in this book recount the direct words of these masters so readers can discover for themselves the mind and heart space of these people. Several chapters focus on the work of the mesa, the Andean form of a spiritual medicine bundle, and its use as a conduit for the healing energies of nature. The mesa is called the heart's fire because it represents the finest energy--the energy of compassion--that a paqo cultivates while walking the sacred path. An Andean paqo provides instructions on how tomake, activate, and work with a mesa, and Wilcox provides other practical exercises showing how we can use the power of the Andean spiritual tradition in our own lives. JOAN PARISI WILCOX has been studying the spiritual arts of Peru since 1993 and has received the rites of the Q'ero and other Andean masters. She is the author of Ayahuasca: The Visionary and Healing Powers of the Vine of the Soul and has published articles in Shaman's Drum and Magical Blend. She lives in North Carolina.Learn More$19.95