The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman
Author: Bear Heart
Bridging the worlds of the traditional Native American and modern culture, the authors offer an inspiring and moving autobiography of a native American medicine man, one of the last to be trained in the ancient ways, and one of the few to teach nontribal people.
Schamanische Techniken und Weltbilder haben in den letzten dreissig Jahren eine zunehmende Aufmerksamkeit in westlichen Gesellschaften erfahren und zur Bildung eines religiosen Feldes gefuhrt, das haufig als Neo-Schamanismus bezeichnet wird. Das vorliegende Buch analysiert dieses Feld in seinem kulturgeschichtlichen Kontext und zeigt auf, dass der moderne Schamanismus, der eine Popularisierung akademischer Wissensbestande darstellt, keineswegs als ein ganzlich neues Phanomen zu interpretieren ist. Vielmehr ist er Teil einer Faszinationsgeschichte des Schamanismus, die sich bis ins siebzehnte Jahrhundert zuruck verfolgen lasst. Nach einer Beschreibung der ambivalenten Haltung europaischer Beobachter zum Schamanen als einem religiosen Spezialisten - wobei der Schwerpunkt auf Aufklarung und Romantik liegt -, werden die zentralen Begriffe des gegenwartigen euro-amerikanischen Schamanismus-Diskurses, namlich Natur- und Seelenkonzepte, in ihrer Verbindung mit esoterischen und naturphilosophischen Traditionen der westlichen Neuzeit interpretiert. Die Verschrankung von Esoterik und Aufklarung, von Irrationalismus und Rationalismus, erweist sich dabei als ein Strukturelement der euro-amerikanischen Geistesgeschichte.
Biography & Autobiography by Benedetto Daniele Fiorista
‘In January 2009, something very special happened to me that completely changed the course of my life and myself as a person. After a series of strange events, a Being of Light appeared and rescued me from the midst of some very dark, grotesque, threatening, red-eyed beings. At that time, I didnt know what was going on or who these spirits were. After a few incredible visions and spiritual experiences, I started to develop an inner eye and acquired some abilities that enabled me to free my soul and go soul travelling. I was still scratching the surface of this new existence; I didn’t know the meaning or why all of this was happening to me. Soon, I started to feel very hungry for knowledge; I wanted and needed to know more.’This is the story of Benedetto Daniele Fiorista, who was inspired by a spiritual existence one day to change the way he lived. He started to read books on the subject and realised he was being put under initiation – which lead him to take a journey, which many refer to as the ‘journey of the spiritual warrior’. ‘After many tests and events, my soul started to call out for deliverance. By this time, I found myself absorbed in hours of meditation every day. I was trying to empower myself by using what I had learnt during my searches and studies.’In Bring to the Light, Benedetto tells his story, the stages of this spiritual process and their difficulties and rewards. It will appeal to fans of spiritual books and those both searching for answers and questioning the reasons for their existence.‘In the past two and half years, I have searched and I have found. I feel that to share this with the outer world is part of my growth.’
Now in its second edition, Canadian Society in the 21st Century: A Historical Sociological Approach opens up an engaging and much-needed overview of our society, at a level appropriate for a wide range of courses in Canadian Studies, Sociology, and History. This original work examines the growth and development of Canadian society within a socio-historical framework. The authors investigate historical, economic, political, cultural, and ideological perspectives through three key relationships: Quebec and Canada, Canada and the United States, and Canada and the Aboriginal Nations. Examines society as a set of relationships that emerge gradually over time as fostered, encouraged, and mediated by a set of institutions, in particular, the state and markets. Explores society as the product of an historical narrative - a movie, rather than a snapshot - which enlists many literary devices, including myths, metaphors, symbols, heroes, villains, and tragic figures. Identifies the complex relationship between individuals and society. Students are asked to consider to what extent individuals create society, and conversely, to what extent society creates individuals.
Social Science by John W. Friesen,Virginia Lyons Friesen
"Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks
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.
Expand your repertoire and make better use of your library's collection by incorporating nonfiction into your readers' advisory work. Twelve ground-breaking essays by noted readers's advisory authorities.
"This book provides an in-depth look at the beliefs and practices centered on the shaman, a person believed to have powers to heal and communicate with the spirit world. The work features more than 90 of the author's drawings of masks, fetishes, carvingsand ongon, and 40 rare photographs of shamans, medicine men and women and healers"--Provided by publisher.
Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality
Author: Molly Larkin
The Fountain of Youth is Just a Breath Away; Breathing Exercises for Relaxation, Health and Vitality Learn self-healing and stress reduction through proper breathwork. Experts say 80% of us are breathing incorrectly and don't know it. You can increase your energy and heal your body more quickly by learning to breathe correctly and incorporating breathing exercises into your daily routine. This book can show you how. Learn how to breathe correctly for maximum health Best-selling author Andrew Weil, M.D. says, "If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be to learn how to breathe correctly." This book can get you started on self-healing with breathing exercises. Research indicates healthy aging is dependent on strong respiratory capacity. Read about the research that shows lung capacity decreases as we age unless we pro-actively work to avoid it. The breathing exercises in this book will help you achieve healthy respiratory capacity. With clear descriptions, this book teaches how anyone can start a breathwork practice. Healthy breathing is a first step to mindfulness and meditation If you've always wanted to meditate, but don't know where to start, breathing exercises, chanting and toning are the practical first step, as they can help to put the body into a calm, peaceful step. This book will show you how. Learn how to reduce your stress and balance your emotions This book will teach you easy breathing exercises designed to help your body and mind relax. For those of you who find smoking relaxing, the reason is most likely the fact that you take slow deep inhales and exhales as you smoke. Learn how to breathe without the cigarette and the relaxation and health benefits will astound you! Enhance your spiritual practice In many ancient spiritual traditions the term for "breath" and "spirit" are used interchangeably. This book will show you why. Learn how the body's energy centers [chakras] impact our physical health and emotional well-being With clear descriptions of the energy centers [chakras] and the breathing exercises that enhance them, you can maximize your physical, emotional and spiritual health. "This is a fabulous book! It is clear, concise, and really helped me see how breathing can be an essential tool and important component in healing. Molly's enthusiasm is inspiring. After reading this book I was immediately able to begin a breathing practice and will share these gems with my clients." ~ Patricia Duncan, Counselor "This marvelous little book on the benefits of breathing almost took my breath away! It is packed with gems of wisdom on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of breathing, along with well researched evidence to support the claim that breathing well is a direct path to fullness of well-being, and indeed, a fountain of youth. You owe it to yourself to buy and try this book!" Rev. Marchiene Rienstra, spiritual leader, interfaith minister and author of Come to the Feast, Eisha's Search and The Future for Women About the AuthorMolly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller, The Wind is My Mother: The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman. She has taught spirituality workshops throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. Follow her blog on Ancient Wisdom for Balanced Living at www.MollyLarkin.comLearn how to breathe your way to relaxation, health and vitality. Scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Mary Summer Rain was the last student of the blind-from-birth Chippewa visionary, and spent many days inthe remote cabin in the mountains with the woman who would become her beloved friend and teach her the many lessons of the spirit and of the Earth Mother.".
Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents gets you past the slush piles and into the hands of the right people. This one-of-a-kind reference gives you the names, addresses, and phone numbers of hundreds of top editors and agents and includes essays by savvy "insiders" who reveal the secrets to winning them over. More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition gives you everything you need to know to get published, from writing the knockout book proposal to turning initial rejection into ultimate success. Writer's Guide is your key to getting published. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. About the Author Jeff Herman is the owner of the Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. Among his clients are the bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He frequently speaks to writer's groups and conferences on the topic of getting published and can be reached at /www.jeffherman.com.
Over the years,Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agentshas helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders,Writer's Guidegets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. Writer's Guideis your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants offWriter's Market." —Michael Werner, coauthor ofDatabases for BusinessesandUsing Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." —Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author ofA Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, andWalking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" —Derek Savage, author ofThe Second ComingandThe Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." —Eileen Oster, author ofThe Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." —Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." —Walter Lambert, author ofHealing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." —Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." —Paul Nathan,Publishers Weekly "Writer's Guidehas eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." —Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Hermanis founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.