Shaman

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316235570
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Fiction

Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in SHAMAN, he brings our past to life as never before. There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories -- to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple -- and where it may lead is never certain. SHAMAN is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood -- and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.

Shaman

Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453263754
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Fiction

Shaman is the prize-winning second volume of Noah Gordon’s celebrated Cole trilogy. It is as great a reading experience as The Physician. A New York Times Notable Book. Dr. Robert Judson Cole travels from his ravaged Scotland homeland, through the operating rooms of Boston, to the cabins of frontier Illinois. In the wilderness he befriends the starving remnants of the Sauk tribe, who have fled their reservation. In the process, he absorbs their culture and learns native remedies that enrich the classical medical education he received at Edinburgh University. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness. The details of how their deaf son manages to become a physician also, despite his handicap, and the story of how the Cole family is sucked into the bloody vortex of the Civil War and survives, makes an exceptional reading experience.

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.

Shamanism

Author: Piers Vitebsky
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806133287
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

From the snowscapes of Siberia to the jungles of the Amazon, this book explores the role of the shaman as a healer mediating between the world of the living and the world of the spirits. 250 illustrations, many in color. 25 maps.

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 Heart of the Shaman

Author: Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401952990
Release Date: 2018-07-31
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Heart of the Shaman will take you on a journey into the sacred world of the shaman, through stories, dreams, and ancient rites. In his latest book, Alberto Villoldo sets his focus on the dreaming and time-travel practices of the medicine men and women of the Andes and Amazon, whose wisdom radically changed his worldview. Villoldo shares some of their time-honored teachings that emphasize the sacred dream: an ephemeral, yet powerful vision that has the potential to guide us to our purpose and show us our place in the universe. The practices in this book will help you forge a sacred dream for yourself. They will help you craft a destiny infused with courage, and driven by vision. You’ll be invited to follow the footsteps of the luminous warrior and learn how to break out of the three nightmares surrounding love, death, and safety that have held you captive, and transform them into the experience of timeless freedom, known as the Primordial Light. This creative power exercised by shamans will lead you to create beauty and healing, and dream a new world into being. When you transform these dreams and accept that life is ever changing, that your mortality is a given and that no one except you can free you from fear —the chaos in your life turns to order, and beauty prevails. “Wake up from the slumber you are living in, and dream with your eyes open so that all the possibilities of the future are available to you.”

Animal and Shaman

Author: Julian Baldick
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781780762326
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Altaic peoples

Many of the religious practices of historical peoples, for example the Huns, Romans, Turks and Mongols derive from much older Asian traditions. The Huns, for example, practised divination through examining the bones of livestock, something which shares many affinities with the Inner Eurasian tradition of interpreting the future through studying the scorch marks on the burnt shoulder blades of sheep. This comparative study of pre-Christian and pre-Muslim religious practices of Central Asia focuses in particular on the role of animals and shamans, as well as different forms of worship and spirituality among various cultural groups: Inner Eurasia, Turks, Mongols, Tunguz and Manchus.

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.

Urban Shaman

Author: C.E. Murphy
Publisher: LUNA
ISBN: 9781426834004
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Fiction

Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt. No worries. No pressure. Never mind the lack of sleep, the perplexing new talent for healing herself from fatal wounds, or the cryptic, talking coyote who appears in her dreams. And if all that's not bad enough, in the three years Joanne's been a cop, she's never seen a dead body—but she's just come across her second in three days. It's been a bitch of a week. And it isn't over yet.

Shaman Healer Sage

Author: Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307421619
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

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. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Shaman the wounded healer

Author: Joan Halifax
Publisher: Crossroad Pub Co
ISBN: UCSC:32106009961563
Release Date: 1982-05
Genre: Religion

Summarizes forms of shamanism in various cultures, looks at its origin, and compares the methods shamans use to gain a vision of other realities

Shamanism

Author: Andrei A. Znamenski
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415311926
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general public. The most intriguing aspect of this religion is the ability of shamans to enter into contact with spirits on behalf of their communities. The first eighteenth-century explorers of Siberia dubbed shamanism a blatant fraud. Later, academic observers stamped it as 'neurotic delusion'. In the 1960s shamans were recast as 'wounded healers', who sacrifice their lives for the spiritual well being of their communities. Many current writers and scholars treat shamanism as ancient wisdom that has much to teach us about true spirituality. This anthology tells the story of shamanism in Eurasia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It brings together for the first time fifty-six articles and book excerpts by anthropologists, psychologists, religious scholars and historians, illustrating the variety of views on this subject.

Shaman in Disguise

Author: Wendy Taylor
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781846944345
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Extraordinary true story of a woman living the ultimate life style who wakes up one morning to find she can see into the future, she is also aware of dramatic events happening simultaneously miles away. For six weeks she moves in this mystical realm without the Western rational concept of time, this ability suddenly vanishes and knowing her life can never return to how it was, she sets out on a spiritual quest. This search takes her on adventurous journeys, to synchronistic meetings and initiations and ceremonies with indigenous people in the furthest reaches of the world. These days she is recognized and respected as a healer and shapeshifter and honored by powerful shamans from many different Countries as far as Siberia, South Africa and Brazil.

Shaman

Author: Susan Seddon Boulet
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 0876544332
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Art

Susan Seddon Boulet uses subtle colors and a unique fusion of forms to reflect the magical and spiritual powers of shamans. In native cultures around the world, shamans are healers who traverse the boundaries between the everyday world and the spirit realm.Boulet's paintings delicately interweave images of woman, man, and beast with elements of myth and mysticism, evoking a visceral understanding of shamanism. This collection of over seventy-five images is accompanied by quotes from shamans from various cultures.

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.