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

View: 602

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.
From the Fat of Our Souls

Author: Libbet Crandon-Malamud

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520914457

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 644

From the Fat of Our Souls offers a revealing new perspective on medicine, and the reasons for choosing or combining indigenous and cosmopolitan medical systems, in the Andean highlands. Closely observing the dialogue that surrounds medicine and medical care among Indians and Mestizos, Catholics and Protestants, peasants and professionals in the rural town of Kachitu, Libbet Crandon-Malamud finds that medical choice is based not on medical efficacy but on political concerns. Through the primary resource of medicine, people have access to secondary resources, the principal one being social mobility. This investigation of medical pluralism is also a history of class formation and the fluidity of both medical theory and social identity in highland Bolivia, and it is told through the often heartrending, often hilarious stories of the people who live there.
Psychology and the Soul

Author: Otto Rank

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801872375

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 828

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: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307377098

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 801

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: 366

View: 859

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: Cecelia Holland

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429975490

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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They were one soul in two bodies, Corban and Mav, twins born to the lord of a Irish coastal farmstead. Mav had the second sight and was her father's delight; Corban, though, was a deep disappointment, finally exiled for refusing his father's command to go and take up a sword for the High King. But on the night of Corban's exile, as he slept in the woods and brooded on injustice, the dreadful dragon ships of the Vikings bore down on his home with fire and the sword. The farm was plundered and burned; all the people were slain, save the young women--they were raped and dragged off to a life of slavery. From the coast of Ireland to the occupied village of Dublin, across the Irish Sea to a Viking stronghold in Britain, and then across the North Sea to the Kingdom of the Danes. Corban is drawn in the track of his ravaged sister, fighting for his own life and to earn the influence and money he will need to buy her freedom. His quest is not hopeless, for Mav's second sight, made stronger by the dreadful fate that has befallen her, has brought her to the attention of the Lady of Hedeby. The Lady, wealthy and influential in the Kingdom of the Danes, has bought Mav; she intends to use the twins , and their link with each other, to extend that influence far beyond Hedeby. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
After Moonrise

Author: P.C. Cast

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9780373776481

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 702

Two of the biggest names in paranormal romance team up for the first time in a spectacular duology of connected novellas. Original.
Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard

Author: Violet Harrington Bryan

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496836243

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 247

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard, two sister-writers born and raised in Jamaica, re-create imagined and lived homelands in their literature by commemorating the history, culture, and religion of the Caribbean. Velma Pollard was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica. By the time she was three, her parents had moved to Woodside, St. Mary, in northeast Jamaica, where her sister, Erna, was born. Even though they both travel widely and often, the sisters both still live in Jamaica. The sisters write about their homeland as a series of memories and stories in their many works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They center on their home village of Woodside in St. Mary Parish, Jamaica, occasionally moving the settings of their fiction and poetry to other regions of Jamaica and various Caribbean islands, as well as other parts of the diaspora in the United States, Canada, and England. The role of women in the patriarchal society of Jamaica and much of the Caribbean is also a subject of the sisters’ writing. Growing up in what Brodber calls the kumbla, the protective but restrictive environment of many women in the Anglo-Caribbean, is an important theme in their fiction. In her fiction, Pollard discusses the gender gaps in employment and the demands of marriage and the special contributions of women to family and community. Many scholars have also explored the significance of spirit in Brodber’s work, including the topics of “spirit theft,” “spirit possession,” and spirits existing through time, from Africa to the present. Brodber’s narratives also show communication between the living and the dead, from Jane and Louisa (1980) to Nothing’s Mat (2014). Yet, few scholars have examined Brodber’s work on par with her sister’s writing. Drawing upon interviews with the authors, this is the first book to give Brodber and Pollard their due and study the sisters’ important contributions.
The Soul Thief

Author: David Menefee

Publisher: Sophic Arts

ISBN: 9780692217726

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 138

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: 212

View: 545

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!