Plant Spirit Shamanism

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594776663
Release Date: 2006-08-03
Genre: Nature

An in-depth look at the role of plant spirits in shamanic rituals from around the world • Shows how shamans heal using their knowledge of plant spirits as well as the plant’s “medical properties” • Explores the core methods of plant shamanism--soul retrieval, spirit extraction, and sin eating--and includes techniques for connecting with plant spirits • Includes extensive field interviews with master shamans of all traditions In Plant Spirit Shamanism, Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing explore the use of one of the major allies of shamans for healing, seeing, dreaming, and empowerment--plant spirits. After observing great similarities in the use of plants among shamans throughout the world, they discovered the reason behind these similarities: Rather than dealing with the “medical properties” of the plants or specific healing techniques, shamans commune with the spirits of the plants themselves. From their years of in-depth shamanic work in the Amazon, Haiti, and Europe, including extensive field interviews with master shamans, Heaven and Charing present the core methods of plant shamanism used in healing rituals the world over: soul retrieval, spirit extraction, sin eating, and the Amazonian tradition of pusanga (love medicine). They explain the techniques shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents so readers can ex-plore the world of plant spirits and make allies of their own.

Medicine for the Soul

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781780994192
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A complete study course in classical and cross-cultural shamanism, teaching the reader all s/he ever needs to know about shamanism, shamanic healing, soul retrieval, spirit extraction, house cleansing, cleaning the energy body, working with the souls of the dead – and much more.

Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620551486
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia • Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life • Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace • Explores recent clinical research into salvia’s long-term positive psychological effects and its potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, depression, and addiction Salvia divinorum has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing. Known by many names--nearly all associated with the Virgin Mary, who has come to symbolize the spirit of salvia--this plant ally is now regarded as the most powerful natural hallucinogen. Providing the first practical guide to the shamanic, spiritual, and therapeutic uses of salvia, Ross Heaven shares his in-depth quest to connect with the spirit of this plant teacher. He explores recent clinical research into its many long-term psychological effects, such as increased insight and self-confidence, improved mood and concentration, and feelings of calmness and connection with nature, as well as salvia’s potential for combating diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression, and even cocaine addiction. Reviewing the traditional Mazatec ceremonies surrounding salvia’s harvest and use, Heaven describes appropriate methods of consumption, typical dosages, and the shamanic diet he used to increase salvia’s effectiveness. Examining firsthand accounts of salvia journeys from around the world, he decodes the meaning of the symbolic images experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace and details the interplay between salvia and the lucid dreaming state. Comparing salvia to ayahuasca and the San Pedro cactus, Heaven explains that salvia’s greatest strength as a shamanic plant ally lies in its ability to connect you with your higher purpose and aid you in envisioning your unique path in life.

Awaken the Inner Shaman

Author: José Luis Stevens
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781622031702
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Within you is a greater, wiser self that is not bound by your fears, worries, or perceived limitations. Dr. José Luis Stevens calls this the Inner Shaman—the part of you that connects directly to the true source of the universe. "The shamans of every tradition know that the physical world we can see and touch is a mere shadow of the true spirit world," writes Dr. Stevens. With Awaken the Inner Shaman, he presents a direct and practical guide for opening our eyes to the greater wisdom and knowing within—and stepping into the power and responsibility we possess to shape and serve our world. In this rousing and provocative book, he invites readers to discover: What is the Inner Shaman? How an understanding of our deeper spiritual potential shows up in every mystical and scientific tradition. Seeing through the heart—why the heart offers us the most immediate path for accessing the Inner Shaman Illuminating the Inner Shaman through spirituality, quantum physics, medical science, and experiential knowing The Inner Shaman in action—how to stop living from the egoic mind and put your true essence in charge Eight tools to strengthen your connection to the Inner Shaman, and much more Humanity has become enthralled by the Siren’s song of technological progress, which has lured us away from the spiritual source that truly sustains us. In Awaken the Inner Shaman, Dr. José Stevens challenges us to reclaim our lost power to heal, see truly, and fulfill our purpose in life. As Dr. Stevens writes: "The Inner Shaman, suppressed and ignored for centuries, can be discovered in the most obvious place possible—within your own heart."

One Spirit Medizin

Author: Alberto Villoldo
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641175108
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Heilgeheimnisse aus dem Regenwald und moderne Wissenschaft. Alberto Villoldo ist einer der bekanntesten und meistgelesenen Schamanen unserer Zeit. Als er eine niederschmetternde Diagnose bekommt – fünf verschiedene Arten von Hepatitis, toxische Bakterien im gesamten Körper und Parasiten im Gehirn – ist er dem Tode nah. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben steht er vor der Herausforderung, das Wissen, das er seit Jahrzehnten selbst lehrt, radikal an sich selbst anzuwenden. Mit Erfolg! Villoldo hat sich selbst geheilt – mit One Spirit Medizin, einer höchst wirksamen Synthese aus uralten schamanischen Methoden wie Fasten, Meditieren und Visionssuche und aktuellsten Erkenntnissen aus der modernen Wissenschaft. Diese umfassen das Entgiften von Körper und Geist durch Superfoods und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel, das Ausschalten der »Todesuhr« in unseren Zellen durch Beeinflussung der Mitochondrien, Energiearbeit zur Reparatur von Gehirn und Körper auf Quantenebene und eine revolutionäre Methode, in nur sechs Wochen einen grunderneuerten, vitalen und widerstandsfähigen Körper zu kreieren. Mit One Spirit Medizin gelingt Villoldo der lange überfällige Brückenschlag vom Jahrtausende alten schamanischen Erfahrungsschatz zu mordernsten medizinischen Erkenntnissen. Mit vielen Übungen und Rezepten.

Hummingbirds Journey To God Perspective

Author: Ross Heaven
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781846946387
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

San Pedro, a visionary and hallucinogenic brew derived from the mescaline-based Trichocereus pachanoi or 'cactus of vision', is one of Peru’s most important and powerful teacher plants. For thousands of years this brew has been drunk by spiritual seekers and those who need healing, and has cured a wide variety of physical problems, including cancer, diabetes, paralysis and pneumonia, and emotional and psychological issues such as alcoholism, heartbreak and grief. Those who work with it say San Pedro brings us closer to God. There has been no book specifically written about the shamanic use of San Pedro…until now. This important volume is therefore a first of its kind. In it, Ross Heaven looks at the healing and ceremonial usage of San Pedro, with interviews and case studies from shamans and participants who offer their remarkable stories of instant cures and spiritual insights.

Visionary Ayahuasca

Author: Jan Kounen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620553466
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A “what to expect” guide for first-time ayahuasca users paired with accounts from the author’s extensive shamanic experiences in the Amazon • Describes how to prepare for the first ceremony, what to do in the days afterward, and how to maintain a shamanic healing diet • Details some of the author’s own ayahuasca experiences, including an intensive trip in 2009 when he underwent 17 ceremonies • Explores the many other plants that are part of the ayahuasca healer’s medicine cabinet as well as the icaros, healing songs, of the ayahuasca shaman Since 1999 Jan Kounen has regularly traveled to the Peruvian Amazon to participate in ayahuasca ceremonies. At first only a curious filmmaker, over multiple trips he transformed from explorer to apprentice to ayahuasquero and often found himself surrounded by other foreigners coming to the jungle for their first taste of ayahuasca medicine. Knowing how little guidance is available on how to prepare or what to expect, he naturally offered them advice. Part visionary ayahuasca memoir and part practical guide, this book contains the same step-by-step advice that Kounen provides first-time ayahuasca users in the jungle. He describes how to prepare for the first ceremony and what to do in the days afterward. He explores how to deal with the nausea and details the special preparatory diets an ayahuasca shaman will put you on, often lasting for months but necessary for life-transforming results and teachings from the plant spirits. He also explains how it is far easier to maintain these restrictions in the jungle than in the city. Detailing his own ayahuasca experiences over hundreds of sessions, including a trip in 2009 when he underwent 17 ceremonies in 25 days, Kounen describes how ayahuasca transformed him. He tells of his meetings with Shipibo healers, including Kestenbetsa, who opened the doors of this world for him, and Panshin Beka, the shaman to whom Kounen became an apprentice. He details the many other plants and foods that are part of the ayahuasca healer’s medicine cabinet, such as toé and tobacco, as well as their icaros, or healing songs. A veritable “what to expect” guide, this book should be your first step prior to committing to ayahuasca.

Shamanic Healing

Author: Itzhak Beery
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620553770
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A story-based guide to the techniques of shamanic healing • Details indigenous medicine tools and soul healing techniques, including diagnosis and energy cleansing with plants, stones, fire, flower essences, and sound • Offers protection and self-defense techniques for confronting negative energies such as spirit attachment and possession • Shares healing stories that each address a specific condition, such as panic attacks, PTSD, depression, cancer, chronic pain, grief, and relationship problems Shamanic healing is making an astonishing comeback all over the modern technology-driven and consumerist world. Millions of people have felt called to integrate both ancient and modern healing systems into a new model of healthcare. But what makes shamanic healing so powerful? Why have indigenous healers kept it alive for thousands of years? Revealing his personal journey and stories from his more than 20 years as a shamanic healer, Itzhak Beery explains who a shaman is and how he or she works, demystifying and destigmatizing the shamanic healing worldview. He shares shamanic wisdom from two of his teachers: a Yachak from Ecuador and a well-known Brazilian Pagé. He details indigenous medicine tools and soul healing techniques that you can practice with your own clients or in your own personal healing, including diagnosis and energy cleansing with plants, stones, fire, rum, eggs, flower essences, and sound. He shares protection and self-defense techniques for confronting negative energies, such as spirit attachment and possession. Sharing healing stories that each address a specific condition, such as panic attacks, PTSD, depression, cancer, chronic pain, grief, and relationship problems, Beery explains how a shaman is not responsible for curing everyone and will consult with the patient’s soul to determine its needs, which sometimes includes learning from the illness experience. By sharing these healing methods, Beery reveals the importance of shamanic practices in resolving our 21st-century emotional and physical problems and their importance to the future of humanity and the planet.

Das geheime Wissen der Schamanen

Author: Alberto Villoldo
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641147020
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Die Inkas, eine der größten Zivilisationen des amerikanischen Kontinents, waren nicht nur berühmte Städtebauer, sondern besaßen auch ein außergewöhnliches Medizinsystem. Ihre Schamanen entwickelten vor mehr als 5000 Jahren eine Technik, Krankheiten mit Geist und Licht zu heilen. Alberto Villoldo studierte 25 Jahre lang die heilende Macht dieser energiemedizinischen Tradition. Aufbauend auf dem alten Heilsweg, stellte er ein praktikables Programm zusammen, das es ermöglicht, sich selbst und andere zu heilen und Krankheiten zu vermeiden. Kernstück seines Konzepts sind die lichtvollen Energiefelder, die den materiellen Körper umgeben und sich im Krankheitsfall verändern. Schritt für Schritt macht Villoldo den Leser mit den Techniken vertraut, die Aura zu sehen und das Energiefeld zu harmonisieren.

The Healing Spirit of Plants

Author: Clare G. Harvey
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: PSU:000046661159
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness

Use the healing energy of plants through the remedies, rituals, and inner life of the natural world. Legends, shamanistic principles, and imagery old and new reveal the significance of plant spirits, and how to interpret their message. Related techniques such as chakras and meditation, along with charts and sidebars, guide practical work with spirit bundles, smudging, aromatherapy, infusions, tisanes, and homeopathic preparations. A plant encyclopedia includes over 100 revered species.

Der Weg des Schamanen

Author: Michael Harner
Publisher: Ansata
ISBN: 9783641071936
Release Date: 2011-10-31
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dieses berühmte, zeitlose Grundlagenwerk von Michael Harner enthält alle wichtigen Informationen über den Schamanismus und seine praktische Anwendung. Der Autor versteht es dabei meisterhaft, dem westlichen Leser die jahrtausendealten Heiltechniken verschiedener schamanischer Kulturen ebenso spannend wie verständlich nahe zu bringen. Er erklärt, was Schamanismus bedeutet und beschreibt ausführlich die Methoden, mit denen jeder in einen Bewusstseinszustand gelangen kann, der in eine andere Wirklichkeit führt. Ein praktischer Weg, gerade für den modernen Menschen, um die eigene Schamanenkraft zu entdecken und diese für ein bewusstes, gesundes und glückliches Leben zu nutzen.

The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft

Author: Christopher Penczak
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738707679
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Is shamanism all that different from modern witchcraft? According to Christopher Penczak, Wicca's roots go back 20,000 years to the Stone Age shamanic traditions of tribal cultures worldwide. A fascinating exploration of the Craft's shamanic origins, The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft offers year-and-a-day training in shamanic witchcraft. Penczak's third volume of witchcraft teachings corresponds to the water element - guiding the reader into this realm of emotion, reflection, and healing. The twelve formal lessons cover shamanic cosmologies, journeying, dreamwork, animal/plant/stone medicine, totems, soul retrieval, and psychic surgery. Each lesson includes exercises (using modern techniques and materials), assignments, and helpful tips. The training ends with a ritual for self-initiation into the art of the shamanic witch - culminating in an act of healing, rebirth, and transformation. COVR Award Winner

Singing to the Plants

Author: Stephan V. Beyer
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076002853161
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

In the Upper Amazon, mestizos are the Spanish-speaking descendants of Hispanic colonizers and the indigenous peoples of the jungle. Some mestizos have migrated to Amazon towns and cities, such as Iquitos and Pucallpa; most remain in small villages. They have retained features of a folk Catholicism and traditional Hispanic medicine, and have incorporated much of the religious tradition of the Amazon, especially its shamanism, sorcery, healing, and the use of potent plant hallucinogens, including ayahuasca. Singing to the Plants sets forth just what this shamanism is about - what happens at an ayahuasca healing ceremony, how the apprentice shaman forms a spiritual relationship with the healing plant spirits, how sorcerers inflict the harm that the shaman heals, and the ways that plants are used in healing, love magic, and sorcery.

Der schamanische Weg in die Tiefe der Seele

Author: Sandra Ingerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 3442220254
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre:

Ingerman ist eine der bekanntesten Vertreterinnen des modernen Schamanismus (vgl. "Heilung für Mutter Erde"; "Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Seele"). Als ausgebildete Paar- und Familientherapeutin verbindet sie alte schamanische Techniken mit modernen psychotherapeutischen Methoden. Vorliegende Medienkombination erschien 2010 erstmals als Hardcover u.d.T. "Die schamanische Erfahrung. Ein Weg in die Tiefe der Seele" (hier nicht angezeigt). Ingerman und Paläontologe Wesselman sowie 4 weitere Experten stellen - konzentriert um den Terminus "schamanische Reisen"--Die zentralen Themen der schamanischen Heilungs- und Transformationsrituale vor: u.a. die Heilkräfte der Natur zu nutzen, mit Träumen, Licht und Klang zu arbeiten und Tod und Sterben als Übergangsrituale zu ehren. Mit Übungen. Auf der Begleit-CD Trommel- und Rasselstücke zur Begleitung der meditativen schamanischen Reisen. - Grundlagentitel, der allerdings nicht als Selbsthilfemanual für Anfänger gedacht ist, sondern als Begleitmaterial zu einer fundierten Einweisung und Praxis in schamanische Rituale Sinn macht