Shamanism for the Age of Science: Awakening the Energy Body
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 building a creative li fe.
Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation
WINNER OF THE GOLD IPPY AWARD!!! for the best New Age/Body Mind Spirit Book of the year by the Independent Publishers Association, the largest national and international competition for books in English aimed at the North American market. It is the first time that a book on shamanism has won an award of this importance.
Included a CD of drumming to facilitate your shamanic journeys.
Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern
Tattooing is a very old and spiritually respected art form that has existed in many different cultures around the world. This is the first serious study of Filipino tattoos, and it considers early accounts from explorers and Spanish-speaking writers. Through the fascinating text and over 200 images, including color photographs and design drawings, the deep meanings and importance of these markings becomes apparent.
Bowl of Light
The "Bowl of Light" represents the light or spark of the divine that illuminates each soul from within, starting at the first breath. Most people's negative life choices, those that injure others, fill this bowl with stones until the light nearly goes out. As told to Hank Wesselman by Hale Kealohalani Makua, one of Hawaii's greatest ancestral leaders and shamans. From their first meeting grows an abiding friendship, and the enduring spirit of aloha runs throughout the recounting: "to be in the presence of divinity; or in the presence of (alo) the divine breath of life (HA)." Eventually the relationship is cemented by a duplicate ancestral walking stick.
Taoist Shaman: Practices from the Wheel of Life
In the Taoist Shaman, Master Mantak Chia and Kris Deva North explain the shamanic principles of the Taoist Medicine Wheel, how it is oriented on the Five Elements rather than the Four Directions, how it relates to the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and the trigrams of the I Ching, and how it aligns with the Eight Forces of the Pakua. Through illustrated teaching stories, the authors show how the energetic principles of each of the Eight Forces are reflected in the Eight Immortals. Revealing the wheel’s application to sacred sexuality, they offer exercises from the “Wheel of Love” to strengthen and deepen relationships as well as providing a means to access the Tao of Ecstasy.