Banjo Clarke was an elder of the Kirrae Whurrong, a people of the Gunditjmara nation, and was a direct descendant of Queen Truganini. Wisdom Man covers Banjo's life from his childhood on a mission, through the grim years of the Depression, his solo travels in search of work, the birth of his eleven children, and his embrace of the Baha'i faith. "Wisdom Man" is an oral history of Australian aboriginal life as seen and experienced through the eyes of one man. Raised in the bush by the old people of his tribe, Banjo Clarke learned to live off the land and to survive as his people had for centuries.
Through The Eyes of Jaguar: One Woman's Journey
Fran Russo, of Ayllusuyu is a curandera who traveled from a comfortable, safe world into a world that showed her what it is to be who she actually is. Through her experiences from the heights of the Andes into the Amazon jungle as well as into Bolivia and the Lake Titicaca and Tiwanaku regions she passes us the sacred knowledge and teachings that gift us with the inspiration that we can all make our dreams come true.
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
One of the most astonishing and intimate accounts of spiritual transformation ever written, this is the true story of an African's shaman's initiation--a remarkable sharing of living African traditions, offered with compassion for those struggling with our contemporary crisis of spirit.
It opens the door to a whole new way of looking at the world; one in which spirits (ancestor and otherwise), magic, wisdom and community come together as one.
Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation
Practicing shamanism doesn't mean you have to live in a rain forest or a desert. Thanks to a modern renaissance of shamanic spirituality, practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight, and spiritual growth. With Awakening to the Spirit World, teachers Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives.
Included a CD of drumming to facilitate your shamanic journeys.
The Raven's Gift- A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness
Jon Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn and paddled across the Pacific Ocean to retrace the voyages of ancient people. But, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual. In a remote Siberian village, Turk met an elderly Koryak shaman named Moolynaut who invoked the help of a Spirit Raven to mend his fractured pelvis. When the healing was complete, he was able to walk without pain. Turk, finding no rational explanation, sought understanding by traversing the frozen tundra where Moolynaut was born, camping with bands of reindeer herders, and recording stories of their lives and spirituality.