The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

2016-07-01 20:20:00

By Barbara Tedlock Ph.D.

The Woman in the ShamanA distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today.


Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

2016-05-01 15:54:33

By Robert Lake-Thom

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies by Robert Lake-ThomMuch of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine men, or shamans is in danger of being lost. Bobby Lake-Thom, a Native American healer known as Medicine Grizzly Bear, has sought to preserve this powerful heritage by sharing his wisdom and experience learning from the world around us. The result is Spirits of the Earth, an extraordinary compilation of legends and rituals about nature's ever-present signs. From the birds that soar above us to the insincts beneath our feet, Bobby Lake-Thom shows how the creatures of the earth can aid us in healing and self-knowledge.


Secrets of the Talking Jaguar

2016-04-09 18:04:33

By artin Prechtel

Secrets of the Talking Jaguar by artin Prechtel Twenty-five years ago, a young musician and painter named Martin Prechtel wandered through the brilliant landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala. Arriving at Santiago Atitlan, a Tzutujil Mayan village on the breathtaking shores of Lake Atitlan, Prechtel met Nicolas Chiviliu Tacaxoy--perhaps the most famous shaman in Tzutujil history--who believed Prechtel was the new student he had asked the gods to provide. For the next thirteen years, Prechtel studied the ancient Tzutujil culture and became a village chief and a famous shaman in his own right.In Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Prechtel brings to vivid life the sights, sounds, scents, and colors of Santiago Atitlan: its magical personalities, its beauty, its material poverty and spiritual richness, its eight-hundred-year-old rituals juxtaposed with quintessential small-town gossip. The story of his education is a tale filled with enchantment, danger, passion, and hope.


The Future of Human Experience: Visionary Thinkers on the Science of Consciousness

2016-03-16 09:09:54

By J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus D.H.L.

The Future of Human Experience: Visionary Thinkers on the Science of Consciousness  by J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus D.H.L.The book explores the future predictions of cutting-edge scientists, spiritual teachers, and other visionaries and how we can affect the future It shares insights from the author’s discussions with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Raymond Moody, Larry Dossey, John Perkins, Michael Cremo, Gay Bradshaw, Ray Kurzweil, and many others. It reveals how consciousness affects evolution and Earth’s future
For almost three decades Zohara Hieronimus has interviewed spiritual teachers, cutting-edge scientists, ancient wisdom keepers, laboratory-tested psychics, and other visionaries on their predictions for the near and far future. While the methods they use are significantly diverse, the similarities in their forecasts are striking. And, as Hieronimus reveals, one common theme resonates through them all: the power of human consciousness.


Siberian Shamanism: The Shanar Ritual of the Buryats

2016-01-12 11:49:37

By by Virlana Tkacz (Author), Sayan Zhambalov (Author), Wanda Phipps (Author), Alexander Khantaev (Pho

Siberian Shamanism: The Shanar Ritual of the Buryats by by Virlana Tkacz (Author), Sayan Zhambalov (Author), Wanda Phipps  (Author), Alexander Khantaev (Pho“. . . fascinating book. . . . With coauthors Zhambalov, a Buryat actor, and Phipps, an African American poet, (Tkacz) gives a vivid and detailed look into this ritual and, more generally, into this rarely discussed culture. . . .This book provides enough information about the culture to place the ritual in context, but it is not meant to be a scholarly treatment of the Buryat culture. The 175 accompanying photographs by fashion photographer Alexander Khantaev are beautiful and convey a sense of color that is not typically associated with this region.” (Library Journal)