How to work with the chakra centers to heal unresolved psychic wounds • Reveals how psychic injuries become lodged within the energy body • Links one major developmental stage with each major chakra • Provides a detailed guide to healing and clearing the tensions each chakra holds The chakra system identifies eight centers in the psycho-anatomy of humans, each one associated with a different part of the physical or energy body. Susan J. Wright, a practicing shaman and Gestalt psychotherapist, uses her own life journey to show that each chakra also is linked to a different stage of emotional and spiritual development. In The Chakras in Shamanic Practice, she identifies eight key developmental stages of life, from birth to old age/death. Each of these life stages has various developmental challenges and potential traumatic events that will likely occur and affect the health and well-being of the individual. Wright explains that life traumas experienced in particular developmental stages become lodged within the energy body as they cling to their corresponding chakra. By identifying and working with the chakra involved, a doorway can be opened to a world of transformative images, allowing powerful shamanic techniques to heal these psychic wounds. Providing both physical exercises and guided meditations that utilize the techniques of soul retrieval, working with power animals, and transcending trauma, Wright offers practitioners a way to gather and nurture the fragmented parts of their energy body and lead themselves to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
A Cognitive, Intrapsychic, Experiential, and Transpersonal Research Project and Program
Author: Allen Holmquist
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Shamanism, hypnosis, imaginal psychotherapies, and meditation are based on the use of what we in the modern western world think of as non-ordinary human consciousness. These four modalities have fundamental similarities and differences in purpose, theory, technique, type of alternative consciousness, and their application of non-ordinary reality. Shamanism, the oldest and most intertwined with the cultures in which it is practiced, will be explored as a model for individual healing and transformation and professional training. The shamanic way will also be explored as a model of consciousness and a world-view that offers individuals, groups, and society much needed coping mechanisms, healing techniques, and transformative values that may be helpful in dealing with this trying and important transition time for humanity. Imaginal therapies, meditation and hypnosis all have their roots in shamanism, although in some parts of the world at certain times in history, shamanism borrowed from meditation in its adaptation and development.
A guide to self-realization and reattunement with nature that utilizes the ancient shamanic wisdom of cultures from around the world • Focuses on the development of grounded spirituality based on the connections indigenous traditions have with nature • Contains 33 hands-on experiential exercises and 50 shamanic meditations • Written by the author of Earth Medicine and Shamanic Experience Those of us who live in the so-called “advanced” modern world have been educated to use our minds and encouraged to satisfy our physical needs. But in so doing, we have become isolated from the very essence of our existence as individuals--our own spirit. In Shamanic Spirit Kenneth Meadows introduces Shamanics, his spiritual science of living, which recognizes the primacy of the spirit and acknowledges that spirit is inherent in all living beings and life forms. Shamanics is a practical way of becoming aware of our multi-dimensional reality and using that awareness to cultivate and refine the spirit within. Using the symbolic structure of the Medicine Wheel--which helps us establish a sense of direction, extend perception, and examine relationships--Meadows presents 33 hands-on experiential exercises that help readers discover the truth about themselves. His approach also draws upon and integrates universal shamanic concepts from such regions as the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, India, China, and Polynesia to show readers how to release their dormant potentials, generate creativity, and meet the challenges of their lives with confidence and self-assurance.
Ancient Tools for Shaping the Life and World You Want to Live In
Author: Sandra Ingerman
Pubpsher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
According to Sandra Ingerman and thousands of years of shamans before her, it is not what we do but who we are and what we are willing to become that affects our happiness, the health of our communities, and ultimately the planet itself. The Shaman's Toolkit teaches us how to root out the beliefs that are limiting us, how to heal our inner lives and become the people we most want to be, and how to utilize ancient shamanic principles of manifestation to help shape the world we want to live in. This is shamanism with a kind of social change agenda. It's about having the happiest and most fulfilling life possible and becoming a truly effective world citizen and change maker. (This book was originally published in 2010 as How to Thrive in Changing Times.)
The biggest cause of illness and disease in our lives today is that we have lost connection with the natural world, resisting the nurturing, healing and support that is offered to us. The Rush Hour Shaman is a "how to" book for living shamanically in our modern world. It offers a detailed protocol for reconnecting to ourselves, Mother Earth and all our Helping Spirits, and through that reconnection, find love, healing and meaning in one's life.
In this revised edition of Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth expands on the themes that have guided her - ways of transforming daily life into sacred art. Her work in teaching movement has been described as a marriage of art and healing. Each chapter initiates readers into one of the five sacred powers necessary for survival and reveals the five life cycles that lead to enlightenment. The creative process brings readers in touch with these five sacred powers by freeing the body to experience the power of being, expressing the heart to experience the power of loving, emptying the mind to experience the power of seeing, and embodying the spirit to experience the power of healing.
Over the past few decades, meditation has evolved from a fringe practice to a mainstream stress-reduction technique that your family doctor might recommend. But how do you enter the doorway to a meditation practice if you don't have time to join a class? You begin by taking up a solo practice, squeezing in five to twenty minutes here and there. However, meditating on your own tends to leave unanswered the daunting question of how you quiet your mind. That's where Jewel in the Lotus: Meditation for Busy Minds will help. The book provides all that is needed to begin a practice in an easy-to-read style with a variety of techniques as well as anecdotes from the author's years of practice and teaching. Readers will appreciate the spiritual, but non-dogmatic, non-religious style that pervades the author's teachings.
The Book of Satyr Magick presents a path of shamanic sorcery for the Otherkin practitioner. Complete with meditations, spells, and rituals specifically designed for the Otherkin experience, it includes daemon correspondences for over thirty different daemons as well as obscure workings such as Ordeal Rites of Predator & Prey, Kitsune-Bi crystal talismans, and using shrunken heads as artificial entities. This is a book the Otherkin community has needed for a long time and is written for all practitioners, witches, shamans, and Otherkin alike.