Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon
The book sets forth, in accessible form, 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. The work seeks to understand this form of shamanism, its relationship to other shamanisms, and its survival in the new global economy, through anthropology, ethnobotany, cognitive psychology, legal history, and personal memoir.
Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries
In this rare window into Zulu mysticism, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa breaks the bonds of traditional silence to share his personal experiences as a sangoma-a Zulu shaman. Set against the backdrop of post-colonial South Africa, Zulu Shaman relays the first-person accounts of an African healer and reveals the cosmology of the Zulu.
Mutwa shares previously guarded secrets of Zulu healing and spiritual practices: including the curing power of the sangoma and the psychic powers of his people.
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.