Circle of Shaman

Author: Karen Berggren
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 0892816228
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Circle of Shamans focuses on the shamanic flight of ecstasy - the core experience that distinguishes shamanism from other spiritual and healing practices - and how it enables the psyche to heal itself of dysfunctional patterns, allowing the Self to evolve.

Shaman s Circle

Author: Nancy C. Wood
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385322224
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Children's poetry, American.

Poetry and paintings follow the cycles of nature and human life as seen through the traditional beliefs and rituals of the Taos Indians of the American Southwest.

Entering the Circle

Author: Olga Kharitidi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062514172
Release Date: 1997-08-02
Genre: Religion

Olga Kharitidi's debut book is a remarkable account of her spiritual adventure in snowbound Siberia. Joining an ailing friend on a spontaneous trip to the Atai Mountains, Dr. Kharitidi is taken into apprenticeship by a native Shaman who guides her through bizarre, magical, and often terrifying experiences that open her eyes to a wellspring of deeper learning. On the road to Belovedia, a fabled civilization of highly evolved beings, she encounters revolutionary mystical teachings while discovering ancient secrets of magic and healing. At once a modern odyssey and a timeless dreamscape, Entering the Circle is an inspiring story of personal growth and an insightful work about the limitless potential of human spirit.

Entering the Circle

Author: Olga Kharitidi
Publisher: Gloria Pub
ISBN: 0964703807
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Religion

This book, written by Olga Kharitidi, gives us a unique opportunity to acquaint with a Russian esoteric underground, probably for the first time. This honest & deeply personal story told by Olga takes us on a captivating journey with a modern psychiatrist who works in Novosibirsk, a large city in Siberia. She meets with Siberian shamans & finds the link to teachers of ancient tradition that existed thousands of years ago in Siberia. ENTERING THE CIRCLE is a fascinating story of a spiritual search made by a Siberian woman who has walked the paths of modern Soviet psychiatric science, shamanic revelations, occult experiments, alternative healing practices, & who has come to the core of many traditions springing out of Russia during different times, including the work of Roerich, Blavatsky, Gurdjieff & Ouspensky. The root of all these teachings goes to the heart of mystical Russia - North Shambala. The ancient teachers speak to us through Olga Kharitidi as she describes her experiences in her book. The meaning of evolution, personality & the mystery of immortal existence is revealed to her step-by-step as she moves along her difficult journey in Siberia. ENTERING THE CIRCLE is the first book in a trilogy that tells about Olga's experiences in Altai, the mountain country of South Siberia. The second book will describe the connection of Central Asian traditions to North Shambala, & the third one is devoted to ancient mystical ties between Siberian & Native American cultures. Olga Kharitidi, M.D., was born in Siberia. She studied Siberian esoteric traditions during the time when it was prohibited by the Soviet State & used it in combination with her conventional psychiatric work in a major Siberian hospital. She has travelled extensively throughout Siberia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan following the ancient way of knowledge as it spread through Siberia to Central Asia, Tibet & Himalayas. She is the author of the book "Closed Power: Altered States of Consciousness" published in Russia. She is the author & leader of educational & spiritual television programs.

Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide

Author: Michael Drake
Publisher: Talking Drum Publications
ISBN: 9780962900280
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Indigenous shamanic peoples of diverse cultures have gathered in community drumming circles for thousands of years. Although most of us did not grow up in an indigenous shamanic tradition, we can still tap into the healing power of shamanic drumming. Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience, shamanic practitioner Michael Drake has written a step-by-step guide to shamanic circling. In Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide, Drake offers some guidelines for anyone considering forming a shamanic drumming circle. The guidelines are also meant to help established drumming circles go deeper and become more effective. For anyone searching for a drumming circle, this guide can help you find the right circle for you.

Urban Shaman

Author: Serge Kahili King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439188629
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Now, even if you can't get out into the wilderness or undertake a long apprenticeship, you can learn to practice the art of shamanism. Uniquely suited for use in today's world, Hawaiian shamanism follows the way of the adventurer, which produces change through love and cooperation - in contrast to the widely known way of the warrior, which emphasizes solitary quests and conquest by power. Here, in the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives, you'll learn how to: -Interpret and change your dreams -Heal yourself, your relationships, and the environment -Cast the shaman stones to foretell the future -Design and perform powerful rituals -Shapechange -Make vision quests to other realities

The Way of the Shaman

Author: Michael Harner
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062038128
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This classic on shamanism pioneered the modern shamanic renaissance. It is the foremost resource and reference on shamanism. Now, with a new introduction and a guide to current resources, anthropologist Michael Harner provides the definitive handbook on practical shamanism – what it is, where it came from, how you can participate. "Wonderful, fascinating… Harner really knows what he's talking about." CARLOS CASTANEDA "An intimate and practical guide to the art of shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred. Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism; he is an authentic white shaman." STANILAV GROF, author of 'The Adventure Of Self Discovery' "Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practising shaman. Without doubt (since the recent death of Mircea Eliade) the world's leading authority on shamanism." NEVILL DRURY, author of 'The Elements of Shamanism' Michael Harner, Ph.D., has practised shamanism and shamanic healing for more than a quarter of a century. He is the founder and director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Secrets of the Shaman

Author: Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462047925
Release Date: 2007-03-27
Genre: Social Science

Secrets Of The Shaman is a follow-up book to The Shaman Warrior, in which the author, Gini Graham Scott, a sociologist/anthropologist, describes her experiences in studying personally with Michael Fairwell, the shaman teacher she first met at a magical encampment. After she joined his group and studied with them in Northern California, as described in The Shaman Warrior, she met with Michael Fairwell and some of his students for advanced training in the L.A. area. The book describes how she participated in a variety of exercises and lessons, from working with altered states of consciousness and raising and manipulating subtle energies to working with intention and creating gateways into other dimensions.

Bushman Shaman

Author: Bradford Keeney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594776205
Release Date: 2004-11-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The author’s journey to becoming a Bushman shaman and healer and how this tradition relates to shamanic practices around the world • Explores the Bushmen’s ecstatic shaking and dancing practices • Written by the first non-Bushman to become fully initiated into their healing and spiritual ways In Bushman Shaman, Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen, regarded by some scholars as the oldest living culture on earth. Keeney sought out the Bushmen while in South Africa as a visiting professor of psychotherapy. He had known of the Kalahari “trance dance,” wherein the dancers’ bodies shake uncontrollably as part of the healing ceremony. Keeney was drawn to this tradition in the hope that it might explain and provide a forum for his own ecstatic “shaking,” which he had first experienced at the age of 19 and had tried to suppress and hide throughout his adult life. For more than a dozen years Keeney danced with Bushmen shamans in communities throughout Botswana and Namibia, until finally becoming fully initiated into their doctoring and spiritual ways. Through his rediscovery of the “rope to God” in a Bushman shaman dream, he offers readers accounts of his shamanic world travels and the secrets of the soul he learned along the way. In Bushman Shaman Keeney also reveals his work with shamans from Japan, Tibet, Bali, Thailand, Australia, and North and South America, providing new understandings of other forms of shamanic spiritual expression and integrating the practices of all these traditions into a sacred circle of one truth.

Weather Shamanism

Author: Nan Moss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781591439219
Release Date: 2008-01-24
Genre: Nature

Creating an alliance and working partnership with the spirits of weather to restore well-being and harmony to Earth and ourselves • Reveals that, intentionally or not, we affect the weather not only through our actions but also through our thoughts and emotions • Explains shamanic techniques for working with the spiritual nature of weather • Special section on “weather dancing” details both its ceremonial and therapeutic aspects With 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, Moss and 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.

Shaman M D

Author: Eve Bruce
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 0892819766
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

As a plastic surgeon and an initiate into the Circle of Yachaks (bird-people Quechua shamans), Dr. Eve Bruce integrates the healing modalities of both surgeon and shaman, helping people to shapeshift into newfound health on all levels--physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Vodou Shaman

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594776649
Release Date: 2003-11-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Goes beyond the stereotypes to restore Vodou to its proper place as a powerful shamanic tradition • Provides practical exercises and techniques from the Vodou tradition that can be used as safe and effective means of spiritual healing and personal transformation • Shows how to remove evil spirits and negative energies sent by others • Written by a fully initiated Houngan (Vodou shaman) Providing practical exercises drawn from all aspects and stages of the Vodou tradition, Vodou Shaman shows readers how to contact the spirit world and communicate with the loa (the angel-like inhabitants of the Other World), the ghede (the spirits of the ancestors), and djabs (nature spirits for healing purposes). The author examines soul journeying and warrior-path work in the Vodou tradition and looks at the psychological principles that make them effective. The book also includes exercises to protect the spiritual self by empowering the soul, with techniques of soul retrieval, removing evil spirits and negative energies, overcoming curses, and using the powers of herbs and magical baths.

The Shamanic Path to Quantum Consciousness

Author: Laurent Huguelit
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781591438489
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Uniting shamanism with quantum physics and psychology for conscious evolution, manifestation of desires, and the development of the soul • Details each of the 8 circuits of consciousness, from the first circuit of physical survival to the eighth circuit of quantum consciousness • Reveals how to balance and upgrade your circuits through shamanic techniques and activate your creative power to shape reality • Explains how the 8 circuits are interconnected through feedback loops--if one is overactive, it can cause the others to shut down First outlined by Timothy Leary and later expanded by Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli, the eight-circuit model of consciousness explains how the soul is multidimensional and functions on eight distinct interconnected planes that form the eight circuits of conscious awareness. Each circuit is connected to certain behaviors and personality traits--the second circuit, for example, is connected to emotional consciousness, such as intuition, feelings of courage, or, in its unbalanced state, aggression and domination, and the eighth circuit, the creative circuit of quantum consciousness, is related to limitless perception, understanding, and action that extends far beyond the limits of planet Earth. Laurent Huguelit explains how these eight levels of awareness are interconnected through feedback loops, forming a cybernetic mapping of the soul. He explores the underactive, overactive, and balanced states of each circuit, offering many psychological profiles as examples. He reveals how activating a circuit that has been neglected can help bring another into balance. Connecting this model of conscious evolution to shamanism--the oldest consciousness science known to man--the author explains how to balance and upgrade your own circuits through shamanic techniques. He reveals how to reconnect with source energy by deprogramming trauma from your childhood that can affect your circuits. With access to this unlimited energy you can activate your innate creative power to manifest your desires and shape reality. Uniting shamanism and the law of attraction with advanced concepts of modern psychology, quantum physics, and the Akashic field theory of Ervin Laszlo, Laurent Huguelit offers a practical map of human consciousness and the development of the soul as well as a vision for the cybernetic future of shamanism.

The Wisdom of the Shamans

Author: don Miguel Ruiz
Publisher: Hierophant Publishing
ISBN: 9781938289736
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

For generation after generation, Toltec shamans have passed down their wisdom through teaching stories. The purpose of these stories is to implant a seed of knowledge in the mind of the listener, where it can ultimately sprout and blossom into a new and better way of life. In The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life, Toltec shaman and master storyteller don Jose Ruiz shares some of the most popular stories from his family’s oral tradition, and offers corresponding lessons that illustrate the larger ideas within each story. Ruiz begins by explaining that contrary to the stereotypical image of “witchdoctor,” the ancient shamans were men and women who fulfilled several roles within their communities: philosopher, spiritual guide, medical doctor, psychologist, and friend. According to Ruiz, their teachings are not primitive or reserved for a chosen few initiates, but are instead a powerful series of lessons on love and life that are available us all. To that aim, he has included exercises, meditations, and shamanic rituals in an effort to help you experience the personal transformation these stories offer. The shamans taught that the truth you seek is inside of you. Let these stories, lessons, and tools be your guide to finding the innate wisdom that lives within

The Shaman of the Alligewi

Author: Michael R. Hall
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781490737041
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Fiction

Long before any European ever set foot in North America, a young boy was about to enter manhood in his powerful tribe located in the Ohio Valley. It was 250 A.D. There was only one problem: the boy had been determined by tribal members to be the cause of bad luck. His efforts to redeem himself by participating in dangerous tribal ceremonies ultimately backfire making matters much much worse. With his very life now at stake, he is magically reborn and transformed against his will into a shamans apprentice. He starts the process of learning his new role with his new family and gradually begins to understand the magic in all of nature and in the parallel universe of the spirit world. He is acquiring the profound and crucial powers of a shaman of a mighty people; but also the humility and responsibility that comes with such power. The story is replete with descriptions of the daily activities of an early eastern woodland culture together with the native plant and wild animal interactions that often occurred to a people living in such close proximity to nature on a daily basis.