The Woman in the Shaman's Body

Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

Author: Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307571637

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A 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. Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women. This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, Tedlock–herself an expert in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the role of women in shamanism was misinterpreted and suppressed, and offers a dazzling array of evidence, from prehistoric African rock art to modern Mongolian ceremonies, for women’s shamanic powers. Tedlock combines firsthand accounts of her own training among the Maya of Guatemala with the rich record of women warriors and hunters, spiritual guides, and prophets from many cultures and times. Probing the practices that distinguish female shamanism from the much better known male traditions, she reveals: • The key role of body wisdom and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy • The female forms of dream witnessing, vision questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs • Shamanic midwifery and the spiritual powers released in childbirth and monthly female cycles • Shamanic symbolism in weaving and other feminine arts • Gender shifting and male-female partnership in shamanic practice Filled with illuminating stories and illustrations, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism today. From the Hardcover edition.

The Woman in the Shaman's Body

Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion And Medicine

Author: Barbara Tedlock

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553379712

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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An intriguing study of shamanic traditions shatters long-held myths as she looks at the role of women in the history and practice of the world's oldest system of religion and healing, examining shamanic practices, past and present, as well as the shamanic mystical experience, healing rituals, symbolism, and revitalization. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Der Weg des Schamanen

Das praktische Grundlagenwerk zum Schamanismus

Author: Michael Harner

Publisher: Ansata

ISBN: 3641071933

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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Dieses berühmte, zeitlose Grundlagenwerk von Michael Harner enthält alle wichtigen Informationen über den Schamanismus und seine praktische Anwendung. Der Autor versteht es dabei meisterhaft, dem westlichen Leser die jahrtausendealten Heiltechniken verschiedener schamanischer Kulturen ebenso spannend wie verständlich nahe zu bringen. Er erklärt, was Schamanismus bedeutet und beschreibt ausführlich die Methoden, mit denen jeder in einen Bewusstseinszustand gelangen kann, der in eine andere Wirklichkeit führt. Ein praktischer Weg, gerade für den modernen Menschen, um die eigene Schamanenkraft zu entdecken und diese für ein bewusstes, gesundes und glückliches Leben zu nutzen.

The Anthropology of Magic

Author: Susan Greenwood

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 0857850792

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Magic is arguably the least understood subject in anthropology today. Exotic and fascinating, it offers us a glimpse into another world but it also threatens to undermine the foundations of anthropology due to its supposed irrational and non-scientific nature. Magic has thus often been 'explained away' by social or psychological reduction. The Anthropology of Magic redresses the balance and brings magic, as an aspect of consciousness, into focus through the use of classic texts and cutting-edge research. Suitable for student and scholar alike, The Anthropology of Magic updates a classical anthropological debate concerning the nature of human experience. A key theme is that human beings everywhere have the potential for magical consciousness. Taking a new approach to some perennial topics in anthropology - such as shamanism, mythology, witchcraft and healing - the book raises crucial theoretical and methodological issues to provide the reader with an engaging and critical understanding of the dynamics of magic. Join the live discussion on Facebook!

The Beauty of the Primitive

Shamanism and Western Imagination

Author: Andrei A. Znamenski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198038498

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. There is an enormous literature on shamanism, but no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture became so fascinated with the topic. Behind fictional and non-fictional works on shamanism, Andrei A. Znamenski uncovers an exciting story that mirrors changing Western attitudes toward the primitive. The Beauty of the Primitive explores how shamanism, an obscure word introduced by the eighteenth-century German explorers of Siberia, entered Western humanities and social sciences, and has now become a powerful idiom used by nature and pagan communities to situate their spiritual quests and anti-modernity sentiments. The major characters of The Beauty of the Primitive are past and present Western scholars, writers, explorers, and spiritual seekers with a variety of views on shamanism. Moving from Enlightenment and Romantic writers and Russian exile ethnographers to the anthropology of Franz Boas to Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda, Znamenski details how the shamanism idiom was gradually transplanted from Siberia to the Native American scene and beyond. He also looks into the circumstances that prompted scholars and writers at first to marginalize shamanism as a mental disorder and then to recast it as high spiritual wisdom in the 1960s and the 1970s. Linking the growing interest in shamanism to the rise of anti-modernism in Western culture and intellectual life, Znamenski examines the role that anthropology, psychology, environmentalism, and Native Americana have played in the emergence of neo-shamanism. He discusses the sources that inspire Western neo-shamans and seeks to explain why lately many of these spiritual seekers have increasingly moved away from non-Western tradition to European folklore. A work of intellectual discovery, The Beauty of the Primitive shows how scholars, writers, and spiritual seekers shape their writings and experiences to suit contemporary cultural, ideological, and spiritual needs. With its interdisciplinary approach and engaging style, it promises to be the definitive account of this neglected strand of intellectual history.

Shamans of the Foye Tree

Gender, Power, and Healing Among Chilean Mapuche

Author: Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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Drawing on anthropologist Ana Mariella Bacigalupo's fifteen years of field research, Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche is the first study to follow shamans' gender identities and performance in a variety of ritual, social, sexual, and political contexts. To Mapuche shamans, or machi, the foye tree is of special importance, not only for its medicinal qualities but also because of its hermaphroditic flowers, which reflect the gender-shifting components of machi healing practices. Framed by the cultural constructions of gender and identity, Bacigalupo's fascinating findings span the ways in which the Chilean state stigmatizes the machi as witches and sexual deviants; how shamans use paradoxical discourses about gender to legitimatize themselves as healers and, at the same time, as modern men and women; the tree's political use as a symbol of resistance to national ideologies; and other components of these rich traditions. The first comprehensive study on Mapuche shamans' gendered practices, Shamans of the Foye Tree offers new perspectives on this crucial intersection of spiritual, social, and political power.

Shamans unbound

Author: International Society for Shamanistic Research. Conference,Kornélia Buday,Dávid Somfai Kara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A new paradigm of spirituality and religion

contemporary shamanic practice in Scotland

Author: MaryCatherine Burgess

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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Taking the cross-cultural elements of shamanism and Daničle Hervieu-Léger's Model of 'Religion as a Chain of Memory' and applying them to her study of contemporary shamanic practice in Scotland, Burgess sheds light on the new paradigm of spirituality and

One Spirit Medizin

Die Praxis schamanischer Heilung

Author: Alberto Villoldo

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641175100

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Heilgeheimnisse aus dem Regenwald und moderne Wissenschaft. Alberto Villoldo ist einer der bekanntesten und meistgelesenen Schamanen unserer Zeit. Als er eine niederschmetternde Diagnose bekommt – fünf verschiedene Arten von Hepatitis, toxische Bakterien im gesamten Körper und Parasiten im Gehirn – ist er dem Tode nah. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben steht er vor der Herausforderung, das Wissen, das er seit Jahrzehnten selbst lehrt, radikal an sich selbst anzuwenden. Mit Erfolg! Villoldo hat sich selbst geheilt – mit One Spirit Medizin, einer höchst wirksamen Synthese aus uralten schamanischen Methoden wie Fasten, Meditieren und Visionssuche und aktuellsten Erkenntnissen aus der modernen Wissenschaft. Diese umfassen das Entgiften von Körper und Geist durch Superfoods und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel, das Ausschalten der »Todesuhr« in unseren Zellen durch Beeinflussung der Mitochondrien, Energiearbeit zur Reparatur von Gehirn und Körper auf Quantenebene und eine revolutionäre Methode, in nur sechs Wochen einen grunderneuerten, vitalen und widerstandsfähigen Körper zu kreieren. Mit One Spirit Medizin gelingt Villoldo der lange überfällige Brückenschlag vom Jahrtausende alten schamanischen Erfahrungsschatz zu mordernsten medizinischen Erkenntnissen. Mit vielen Übungen und Rezepten.

Mediale Medizin

Der wahre Ursprung von Krankheit und Heilung

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641183901

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.

The Sky Has Fallen

The Connection Between Abuse in the Home and Societal Dysfunction Throughout the World

Author: Ann Meyer

Publisher: Morrighan House Pub

ISBN: 9780979273223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 201

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Artist, mother and social worker Ann Meyer knows firsthand the impact addiction can have on families, and she writes of her own personal tragedy concerning her husband's wooing of their adolescent son with alcohol and marijuana after the untimely death of his brother.

Terra Soma

North American Proto-shamanic Philosophy and Body-mind Centering

Author: Margaret Ann Adamek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 568

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All cultures develop and transmit practices of somatic conditioning that predispose its members to relate to and experience the world in particular ways. A pivotal distinction between Enlightenment- and shamanistically-influenced methods of knowledge production involves styles of embodiment based on metaphysical and epistemological assumptions about the nature of reality, mind, body, experience and relationship. The Enlightenment worldview claims a separation of mind and body; privileges vision over other senses; denies the trustworthiness of subjectivity; upholds rationality and language as the manifestations of the highest forms of consciousness; and values objectivity and detachment as the legitimate stances in knowledge production. By contrast shamanic paradigms claim a unity of body and mind; the centrality of moving, sensing and perceiving in knowing; the privileging of subjective and intersubjective; an integrative use of the senses in producing knowledge; and explicit acknowledgment of sacred, biological, and feminine dimensions of reality. Contemporary scholars in phenomenology, pragmatism, consciousness studies, corporeal feminism, and indigenous philosophy express a strong degree of conceptual complementarity around the nature of experience and relationship, yet propose methodologies remaining firmly rooted within dualistic styles of embodiment. Only a few call for innovations in methodologies that train sensory, perceptual, and movement capacities of knowers toward a more relational, experientially grounded stance of knowing---an embodied praxis that reflects the character of a shamanic metaphysics and epistemological claims of these philosophical schools. Body-Mind Centering RTM is a local knowledge system that alleviates this methodological impasse, offering innovations in how to explore direct, embodied experience using touch and movement to establish and explore subjective and intercorporeal dimensions of experience and relationship. In many critical respects, Body-Mind CenteringRTM reflects core features of shamanic ways of knowing and presents significant methodological breakthroughs for training sensory and perceptual feedback mechanisms integrating first, second, and third-person corporeal approaches to knowing. Developed outside the academic realm primarily by women, BMC(TM) makes radical advances that transforms scholarly praxis, upholds the legitimacy of shamanic systems of knowledge, reveals proto-shamanic methods of knowing emergent from American embodied experience, and articulates how the unique embodied location of women gives rise to significant new knowledge.

Where God and Science Meet [Three Volumes] [3 Volumes]

How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion

Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275987886

Category: Psychology

Page: 928

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Explains in clear terms the new findings and evidence fathered on the science of religion - neuroscience, evolutionary and cognitive science - featuring some of the most noted authorities in the new field of neurotheology.