Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru

2012-06-29 12:42:53

By Hillary S. Webb

Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru by Hillary S. WebbYanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "complementary opposites." One of the most well-known and defining characteristics of indigenous Andean thought, yanantin is an adherence to a philosophical model based on the belief that the polarities of existence (such as male/ female, dark/light, inner/outer) are interdependent and essential parts of a harmonious whole.


The Shaman And Snow White: Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Shamanic States Of Consciousness And Certificate 18 Healing

2012-05-25 14:47:31

By Simon Ralli Robinson

The Shaman And Snow White: Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Shamanic States Of Consciousness And Certificate 18 Healing by Simon Ralli RobinsonCertificate 18 healing; the most terrifying, explicit, no-holds-barred experience it is possible to endure. With no off-switch. The Shaman and Snow White offers the chance for psychologists and spiritual explorers to gain a deep insight and initiation into this mysterious shamanic cognitive domain.
As well as providing a comprehensive scientific and phenomenological treatment of the visions and ceremonies, including 25 personal testimonies of San Pedro, the book also explores the nature of consciousness, the cosmos of the shaman, the Tao, and the quantum theories of wholeness of David Bohm.


Coming Full Circle: Ancient Teachings for a Modern World

2012-05-01 08:40:15

By Lynn Andrews

Coming Full Circle: Ancient Teachings for a Modern World by Lynn AndrewsLynn Andrews has gathered stories from the most profound teachings she has received over the years from the women of the Sisterhood of the Shield, members of an ancient shamanic society deeply embedded in native cultures and traditions all over the world. These shamanic, philosophical, and inspirational teachings are now condensed into one very important book. Her unique and eloquent narrative style reveals how the application of ancient healing techniques can relate to the modern world for over thirty years, interweaving teachings into aspects of universal truths.


Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche

2012-04-01 12:44:14

By Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche by Ana Mariella BacigalupoThis book is the first study to follow shamans' gender identities and performance in a variety of ritual, social, sexual, and political contexts. To Mapuche shamans, or machi, the foye tree is of special importance, not only for its medicinal qualities but also because of its hermaphroditic flowers, which reflect the gender-shifting components of machi healing practices. Framed by the cultural constructions of gender and identity, Bacigalupo's fascinating findings span the ways in which the Chilean state stigmatizes the machi as witches and sexual deviants; how shamans use paradoxical discourses about gender to legitimatize themselves as healers and, at the same time, as modern men and women; the tree's political use as a symbol of resistance to national ideologies; and other components of these rich traditions.


Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom

2012-03-01 18:05:40

By Robert Moss

Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self-Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom by Robert MossActive Dreaming is a way of being fully of this world while maintaining constant contact with another world, the world-behind-the-world, where the deeper logic and purpose of our lives are to be found. Active Dreaming offers three core areas of practice: talking and walking our dreams to bring energy and guidance from the dreamworld into everyday life; shamanic lucid dreaming; and conscious living.