This book came along at a time when I was just beginning to question the
value of many things in my life. Up until this time I had pretty much
accepted that what happened in much of my life was out of my control. This
book outlined for me a way to regain control and to find new meaning in what
I had previously taken for granted.
Earth Medicine introduces a system of self discovery based on "hidden" teachings of
the Medicine Wheel used by many tribes of native North Americans. Meadows finds a link between
the knowledge of native Americans, eastern Taoist teachings, and the shamanic wisdom of
Through the Medicine Wheel, you can discover who you are and what your purpose is. You can learn
how to release your creative energies and increase your self-confidence. You can recognize and use
subtle earth energies to strengthen your sense of connection with all things. You can begin to learn
about your own psychic senses. You can obtain guidance from your higher self. This is a well thought
out and practical system that makes sense to me. I recommend this book highly.
Urban Shaman is a down to earth guide to the practice of modern shamanism as
well as an introduction to the philosophy amd lifestyle of the native
Hawaiian people. One aspect of this book that impressed me was the emphasis on
re-connecting as a means of regaining one's personal power. This book offers
people in western urban societies a way of re-connecting to and relating with
the natural world and the universe. The reader is given tools to bridge ancient
traditions with modern life. This allows us to assign deeper understanding and
appreciation to the people, places, and events in our everyday lives. It is an
excellent introduction to what Dr. King calls the path of the 'adventurer' shaman.
You have to be careful when you read this book. The author cleverly creates
a quiet appreciation for and a connection to the natural world, while
keeping the reader's focus on learning a system of outward symbols and
rituals. In this sense she is playing the role of a master shaman, and she
succeeds wonderfully. This is a book that deserves to be read on many
different levels. I discover something new every time I read it.
Marie-Lu Lorler tells the story of shamanism using a humanistic rather than
a scientific approach. She touches the essence of the Native American way
of life and in so doing she give to the reader a very understanding and
engaging insight into the nature of shamanism and shamanistic practices.
Both the casual reader and the serious student of shamanism will find
many valuable nuggets of information in this book.
There are many books on shamanism available to choose from today, but I am including this
one because it helped to pioneer a form of modern shamanism that has become popular with
many seekers in western society. Similar to the book 'Urban Shaman', it introduces a system
for rediscovering and reclaiming one's personal power. This book however, does not place as
much emphasis on the importance of reconnecting as it does on the importance of reclaiming
and protecting one's power. For this reason, I consider this book to be an introduction to
what I call the path of the 'warrior' shaman. It is up to each individual seeker whether
this path or the path of the 'adventurer' shaman makes the most sense.
Based on one of the courses taught by Michael Harner and his associates at the Foundation
for Shamanic Studies, this book includes detailed descriptions of shamanic techniques for
entering shamanic states of consciousness, using power animals to regain and protect personal
power, using shamanic journeys to reclaim lost power, and extracting harmful power intrusions.
This is a book that students and practitioners of shamanism should be familiar with.
are people with animal medicine, people who can connect with and use their
animal powers. Those with access to this magical power can shift mentally,
astrally, or even physically into their power animal or totem. Rosalyn Greene's
ability to to shift, both mentallt and astrally, combined with her extensive
study of secret shapeshifting folklore has resulted in this fascinating
examination of all aspects and forms of shifting.
This unique book helps to realize your full potential through the process of
shapeshifting. Detailed explanations are given about how the various forms of
shapeshifting occur. Powerful visions, anxiety attacks, and imagination are
compared to authentic shapeshifting. According to Greene, there can be risks and
perils on both the physical and psychic levels when you pursue the path of a
shifter. Potential dangers associated with various shifting practices are
Shapeshifting is a spiritual journey; a demanding but rewarding one. It links
us with both the fundamental power of animals (nature) and with the higher self.
It has a purpose and a reality far beyond simply using shifter abilities for
earthly benefits. It can lead us through the unseen veil that separates our egos
from our true selves.
Dreaming the Council Ways, Ohky Simine Forest integrates diverse
matriarchal native teachings - from Mohawk, Iroquois, and other Canadian Indian
traditions, as well as Mongolian and Mayan shamanic ways - to create a modern
healing synthesis of the spiritual practices common to these disparate cultures.
With profound insight and clarity, Ohky helps us rediscover the soil of the
sacred Earth, where all races live together, and emerge with a way of life that
respects the planet. She leads us on an inner journey into the red Lodge, which
has been long misunderstood by the Western world. She initiates us into the
underworld of power animal teachings. dreaming practices, native healing ways,
and the shaman's tree of life, so we can learn the difference between real
shamanism and the practices so often taught today. She explains the matriarchal
path, and speaks of men and women coming together again, to live in harmony as
they did in the past, with respect and care for each other. Dreaming the
Council Way is a deep call to hear the Earth awakening in each of us, as
foretold by ancient prophesies. These prophesies speak of the Medicine Wheel Way
as an important alternative way to recreate our world and to learn respect for
the Great Earth.
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