Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself & Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas - Alberto Villoldo
Alberto Villoldo, a classically trained medical anthropologist, has studied shamanic healing techniques among the descendants of the ancient Inkas for more than twenty years. In Shaman, Healer, Sage, he draws on his vast body of knowledge to create a practical and revolutionary program based on the traditional healing methods used by these shamans -- methods that, until now, have been inaccessible to most of the world.Learn More
Villoldo explains that central to shamanic healing is the concept of the Luminous Energy Field that is believed to surround our material bodies. His book teaches us to see and influence the imprints that disease leaves on this field and thereby to heal ourselves and others, as well as prevent illness.
Villoldo weaves wonderful teaching stories throughout about the healing power of the energy medicine of the Americas. In one story, Villoldo comes down with pneumonia while in Peru. When antibiotics fail to control the infection, his mentor, the shaman Don Antonio, uses the process of Illumination to remove the toxins that had invaded Villoldo's body. These same shamanic techniques later allowed Villoldo to remove stagnant energy from a young woman whose marriage was suffering due to her past experience with abandonment. With the aid of shamanic work, the woman regained her trust in others, and her marriage was revitalized.
This book is rich with ancient wisdom and contemporary techniques we can use to help ourselves and others, as well as with the more advanced methods of master shamans, which are being brought to a wide audience for the first time.$24.00
The shamanic journey is a practice common to all indigenous societies throughout history. By listening to a drumbeat or other rhythmic percussion, the shaman enters "non-ordinary" reality an altered state of consciousness beyond time and space to access spiritual guidance and healing, assist others and the planet, and reconnect with the cycles of nature. Shamanic Journeying offers readers an interactive learning experience to discover how to journey just as traditional shamans have for centuries. With the instruction in this book and the accompanying CD, internationally respected teacher Sandra Ingerman illuminates:Learn More
The original role of the shaman in indigenous cultures
How to meet and work with your "power animals" and other spirit guides
How to navigate the Lower World, Upper World, and Middle World the three divisions of unseen reality
The keys to successful journeying in our modern culture.$14.95
Salvia divinorum has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing.Learn More$16.95
What is the archaeological evidence for a Europe-wide shamanic culture based around stone circles and megalithic tombs. Shamans traditionally used ancestral landscapes for their journeys and Trwoga focuses on long barrows, causewayed enclosures and passage graves. He even uses neuropsychological research on altered states of consciousness to show how prehistoric rock carvings may have helped to induce trance states. The author demonstrates that stone circles, alignments and cursus monuments are not astronomical observatories, but stage sets for the enactment of cosmic dramas, just as a Roman Catholic church or a Hindu temple is today. * With details on five British shamanic sites, including Avebury and Kilmartin Glen * With copious photographs, maps, illustrations and line drawings A legitimate work of academic research and a laypersons introduction to this fascinating and important subject. Learn More$18.95
Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas - Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Christian Ratsch and Surendra Bahadur Shahi
The first comprehensive guide to the shamans and tantrikas of Nepal
- 605 color and black-and-white illustrations, including 135 color thangkas.
- Includes more than 20 psychoactives never before documented.
- The result of 18 years of field research.
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal may be the only culture in the world where both shamanic and tantric techniques are still alive and in full practice today. The result of eighteen years of field research, Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of shamanism that is based on the knowledge and experience of the different tribes from that region. Included are original statements from the various ethnic groups and 135 color thangkas, which act as visual guides to the specific practices of the tantric tradition. In addition to the thangkas, the book is lavishly illustrated with numerous photos of different shamanic healing ceremonies, ritual objects, and culturally significant plants that have never been published before. The book also contains a wealth of original recipes, smoking mixtures, scientific tables, charts, and descriptions of more than 20 plants whose psychoactive properties and uses by shamans have never before been researched or documented.Learn More$49.95
This inspirational book blends elements of shamanism with inherited traditions and contemporary religious commitments. Learn More$16.95
A practical guide to understanding and awakening the human energy body - Shows how the energy body forms our reality from the infinite possibilities presented by our thoughts, feelings, and those around us - Illustrates the anatomy of the energy body, including its connections to the nervous system, chakras, and meridians - Provides step-by-step exercises to awaken the energy body, expand awareness, and begin consciously creating your own reality At a time when consciousness and other aspects of our energetic anatomy are finding their way into modern science, Kenneth Smith blends traditional shamanism with cutting-edge research in bioenergetics and neuroscience to offer this user's guide to the energy body--explaining what it is, what its capabilities are, and how to harness it as a vehicle for higher consciousness and heightened awareness. For more than 5,000 years, shamans of the Toltec tradition have worked with the energy body, learning its structure and perceptual capacities as well as mapping it as an objective, measurable part of our anatomy. Drawing from his decades-long involvement in this tradition and his work in the field of bioenergetics, Smith explains how the energy body shapes our perceptions, determines our state of consciousness, and forms our reality from the infinite possibilities presented by our thoughts, feelings, and those around us. Illustrating our energetic anatomy and its connections to the nervous system, chakras, and meridians, he provides step-by-step exercises to awaken the energy body, expand awareness, and begin consciously creating your own reality. Learn More$18.00
Shamanistic practices involve ancient traditions that have been found in similar cultures around the world. The roots of shamanism in practices of healing, prophesy, group leadership, art, and mythology reflect neuropsychological basese that underlie the often surprising effectiveness of its practice. Learn More$54.95
First published in 1951, "Shamanism" soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian emigre--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, "Shamanism" will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice. Learn More$27.95