An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2

Author: Christina Pratt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404211411

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.
Curanderismo Soul Retrieval

Author: Erika Buenaflor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591433415

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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A step-by-step shamanic guide to navigating the non-ordinary realms, locating lost soul fragments, and reintegrating them • Explains how the soul is a form of sacred energy that can escape when someone experiences trauma or stressful situations • Explores how to work with the 5 Mesoamerican cardinal directions to connect with lost soul fragments, create the ideal space for them to return, and ensure a lasting soul retrieval • Details how to enter a trance journey for navigating the spirit realm through shamanic breathwork, shamanic dancing, toning methods, as well as hand postures Drawing on her more than 20 years’ experience working with present-day Mesoamerican curanderos/as and the ancient shamanic healing traditions of the Mexica and Maya, Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., provides a step-by-step guide for the curanderismo practice of soul retrieval. She explains how the soul is a form of sacred energy that can escape when someone experiences trauma or is threatened by challenging and stressful situations. Its absence can be responsible for a host of negative conditions including physical ailments, depression, insomnia, and dysfunctional behavior patterns. Exploring how to retrieve this sacred energy, or soul fragments, as well as resolve cases of soul theft, the author details how to journey through the non-ordinary realms of the Underworld, Middleworld, and Upperworld to locate lost soul fragments and reintegrate them. She explains how to enter a trance journey, providing instructions for shamanic breathwork practices, shamanic dancing, sounding and toning methods, as well as hand postures (mudras) to facilitate trance states. She explores how to perform soul diagnosis, create a loving and nurturing space for soul fragments to return, and work with the healing wisdom of the 5 Mesoamerican cardinal directions: South, West, North, East, and the Center, which marries the other directions and offers a portal to other worlds. She offers pressure point exercises to release the energies of traumas and contemplative exercises to continue the reintegration of soul fragments after the trance journey. She also explains how to connect with animal guardians to aid you in the soul retrieval process. Revealing how to achieve a lasting retrieval of soul energy, Buenaflor shows how the dynamic process of curanderismo soul retrieval can heal many forms and degrees of trauma and help people move forward in life with more clarity, self-awareness, empowerment, and greater depths of authentic self-love.
Cosmic Xing

Author: Kor Gable

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781425159023

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 364

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This may be one of the strangest books youll ever read. A veritable smorgasbord of food for the soul, it covers a mind-boggling array of topics as its author artfully blends science, art, history, culture, philosophy, technology, geology, archaeology, psychology, theology, mysticism and quantum physics to elegantly paint a larger picture of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. The book opens with a collection of short stories (mysteries) that are sure to make you go Hmmm and progressively moves into the central theme shamanism and why it may be our last hope to save ourselves and this planet. Kor Gable re-veals some of shamanisms best kept secrets unknown and mysterious quantum principles that explain miracles and magic. It climaxes with Kor sharing his own shamanic initiation and the revelation of a greater Vision of what this New Millennium is about if we can pass the final test and survive our own folly. That is the Cosmic Xing! Despite the seriousness of the subject, the book is easy reading thanks to Kor Gables simple and entertaining style. It is full of light and love. Once you start read-ing it, you wont want to stop.
Psychology and the Soul

Author: Otto Rank

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801872375

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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In his last years, Otto Rank turned his lifetime of thought and learning toward two of the most difficult topics in human history: religion and the soul. The result was this now-classic work, available in this new, very accessible English translation. Unlike many other intellectuals of the twentieth century, Rank maintains a place for the soul rather than dismissing it as a fantasy. The soul and the beliefs about it, he argues, set forth the foundation for psychology, with its complex analyses of consciousness, self-consciousness, and personality. Rank's commentary is not limited to beliefs about individual souls but includes ideas about group souls, sometimes encompassing nations or generations. Rank suggests that it is in expression of group beliefs that the idea of the soul attains its greatest power.
The Soul Thief

Author: Cecelia Holland

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781788634380

Category: Fiction


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A devastating Viking raid leads Corban on an epic quest – the first in an extraordinary adventure series Corban and Mav are twins born to the lord of an Irish coastal farmstead. Mav has the Second Sight, and is her father's favourite; Corban, however, is a deep disappointment. Exiled for refusing his father's command to take up his sword in the name of the High King, he is long gone when the dreadful Viking dragon ships unleash fire and slaughter on his people. His home destroyed, Corban must embark on an epic quest to save his sister from slavery. From the far coast of Ireland to the occupied village of Dublin, all the way across the sea to the Kingdom of the Danes, Corban is drawn to the trail of his sister, fighting for his life and striving to earn the influence and money he will need to buy her freedom. In a violent and uncaring world, everything is at stake. The Soul Thief, first in the Life and Times of Corban Loosestrife series, is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Robert Low and David Gilman. ‘A potent blend of fantasy, history, and romance... a rousing, vivid tale rich with Nordic lore’ Publishers Weekly ‘Elements of romance, mysticism, and suspense are interwoven into one superlative, spine-tingling adventure’ Booklist ‘Holland fleshes out a lively account of the time of Eric Bloodaxe. Recommended’ Library Journal
The Soul Thief

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307377098

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In this extraordinary novel of mischief and menace, we see a young man's very self vanishing before his eyes—from the winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and “one of our most gifted writers” (Chicago Tribune) "Entirely original.... So craftily construcyed that to appreciate how liberally Baxter plants creepy hints of what's to come a reader should really savor this book twice." —The Washington Post As a graduate student in upstate New York, Nathaniel Mason is drawn into a tangle of relationships with people who seem to hover just beyond his grasp. There's Theresa, alluring but elusive, and Jamie, who is fickle if not wholly unavailable. But Jerome Coolberg is the most mysterious and compelling. Not only cryptic about himself, he seems also to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past that Nathaniel cannot remember having told him about.
Topography of Trauma: Fissures, Disruptions and Transfigurations


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004407947

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 436

Through theoretical discussions, presentations of literary works, cultural artefacts and artistic performances, as well as descriptions of novel therapeutic approaches, Topography of Trauma engages in rethinking and re-examining trauma to address the transformed self and empowering post-traumatic developments.
The Soul Thief

Author: David Menefee

Publisher: Sophic Arts

ISBN: 9780692217726

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Ever since the tragic accident that claimed the lives of the Grey family, Dr. Angela Cooper, psychiatrist and half-gypsy shaman, refuses to use her dream walking power. However, when Cassandra Grey, a survivor of the deadly fire, turns up unexpectedly at the hospital, Angela agrees to help her. Entering the Otherworld to heal the girl's mind, Angela discovers a powerful, shadowy presence that knows her name and her darkest secrets. When Angela’s estranged shaman grandfather warns her that this shadowy entity seeks to steal her soul, she ignores him until it kills a close friend. Now she’s ready to fight, waging a supernatural conflict in the dreamscape of the Otherworld. Discovering that Cassandra’s unconscious mind holds the key to victory, Angela recruits her help to fight the Soul Thief on his own ground. Is Angela willing to risk Cassandra’s sanity as well as her own to defeat her supernatural foe?
The Soul Thief

Author: Silvana G. Sánchez

Publisher: Second Star Press

ISBN: 9798201492267

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 174

View: 392

It's not every day that an Angel of God sneaks into Hell to steal a soul... My name is so old that the sands of time have scraped its memory. I was a powerful Guardian once. The proud leader of my kin. But my weakness compelled me to the World. And in the World, I met the most peculiar creatures, beings so extraordinary they defied the bounds of our Lord’s Creation. Vampires, I soon discovered, were the vilest kind. For it was a vampire who seduced me into sealing an unbreakable vow. And because of that vow, I committed the darkest sin: stealing a soul from Hell. I am Drahoslav, the Soul Thief. The Almighty’s wrath has stripped me of my wings. I am determined to get them back. There's just one thing I failed to consider as I devised my plan... Falling in love. ◆ Excerpt: "It's not every day that an Angel of God sneaks into Hell to steal a soul. It's a once-in-a-lifetime feat too, for invariably when that precious soul is missed, punishment follows. There was no previous summoning, no warning of what would follow. I simply opened my eyes one night and found myself in a dungeon. The pain came later; searing on my back, scorching my skin down to the bone. I hugged my knees close to my chest and in the darkness, I screamed." © Silvana G. Sánchez 2021 The Soul Thief is the sequel to Vesely Academy: Academy of Extraordinary Creatures. Dark academia and paranormal romance tangle in a fast-paced tale that will thrill your heart! Fans of the Zodiac Academy will love Vesely Academy!
The Soul Thief

Author: Majanka Verstraete

Publisher: Firefly Hill Press

ISBN: 9781945495250

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 135

When seventeen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy's soul, she's convinced she's hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn't dreaming. That's when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death. Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It's up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them. The Angel of Death Series 1. The Soul Thief 2. Demonic Pact (Release Date TBA) Check Out The Adventures of Marisol Holmes Series also by Majanka Verstraete 1. A Study in Shifters 2. The Sign of the Serpent 3. The Wolf of the Baskervilles
After Moonrise

Author: P.C. Cast

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9780373776481

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 532

Two of the biggest names in paranormal romance team up for the first time in a spectacular duology of connected novellas. Original.
Heathen Soul Lore Foundations

Author: Winifred Rose

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781737932734

Category: Religion


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[Color Ebook version.] Heathen Soul Lore Foundations presents a living spiritual landscape, rooted in ancient Germanic languages and understanding, offered for modern Heathens to explore and use in their own spiritual practice. This book also presents an approach for identifying and exploring ancient concepts of ‘what a soul is’ that may be of interest to followers of other branches of historically based modern Paganism, and to scholars of comparative religion. Linguistic analysis, literature, folklore, comparative religion, anthropology, esoteric and philosophical approaches are used to analyze old Germanic-language words relating to 'the soul'. The following souls, identified through this process, are thoroughly reviewed: Ferah, Ahma, Ghost, Hama, Aldr, Mod, Hugr, Sefa, and Saiwalo. Both scholarly and inspirational perspectives are taken, intended to stimulate both intellectual and imaginative exploration of these soul-concepts and the world-view which opens out from them. This book is richly illustrated in order to stimulate engagement of the imagination in comprehending these abstract entities and their metaphysical contexts. // Review by Diana L. Paxson, author of "Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism": “Since she first sent me the article on “Heathen Full-Souls” for Idunna: A Journal of Northern Tradition in 2006, I have been fascinated by Winifred Hodge Rose’s development of the concept of the souls as an interactive system. I am delighted to see the full presentation of so many years of patient research and contemplation becoming available at last. In Winifred’s hands, philology becomes a spiritual adventure, as words from the old Germanic languages reveal new insights into who we are and our place in the spiritual universe.” // Review by John Michael Greer, author of "A World Full of Gods": “Winifred Rose has done an excellent job of gathering and synthesizing material about Heathen soul lore from a wide range of disparate sources. The resulting book is a scholarly, thorough resource that belongs on the bookshelf of every Heathen, and everyone interested in the subject.” // Review by Cat Heath, author of "Elves, Witches & Gods: Spinning Old Heathen Magic in the Modern Day": “There’s a wonderful shaping and hope-bringing quality to the work here that I think will play a key role in helping to move Heathenry towards something deep and infinitely satisfying. It's really hard to overstate the impact this book could have.”