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The Shaman s Quest

Author : Nevill Drury
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The shaman is an enigmatic figure – a healer, magician and visionary who moves between the everyday world and the realm of gods and spirits. "The Shamans Quest" describes the spiritual journeys of four shamans from different corners of the world – the arctic snows of Canada, the central Australian desert, the sacred mountains of Japan, and the forests of north-western South America. From the North comes a tale of the Inuit shaman Enoyuk and his magical adventures with different gods and spirit-helpers. In the South we enter the world of the Aboriginal elder Kalu, with his sacred desert Dreamings, and in the East we meet Saimei, a Japanese shamaness who lives in a world of kami spirits. And in the West we encounter Baiya, a shaman from the Amazonian forest who undertakes visionary journeys so he may perform tasks of spiritual healing. In "The Shamans Quest" these four shamans finally come together at the mythic centre of the world, and it is a very special purpose which has brought them here – for they have come to witness the healing of the Earth. Exploring universal themes of spiritual renewal, "The Shamans Quest" shows us how we can find the Great Song of Life and learn to value the sacred qualities of Nature and the Universe.

A Shaman s Quest

Author : J.J. Marble
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Two unlikely friends, a golden monkey prince with magical powers, and an orphan boy who could communicate with animals. The two friends, along with very unusual magical creatures, went on to save an enchanted forest in the Middle Sphere, and an animal kingdom in the Outside World. But after years of relative peace, both their worlds are again, on the brink of total annihilation. Once again, the two unlikely friends joined together to stop the dark forces from usurping both their realms. Little did they know, that, there was more to it than they bargained for. Join them in their quest, and their exciting adventures, back into the hidden world of the Middle Sphere - and the mysterious realm of shamans.

Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia

Author : Ross Heaven
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The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia • Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life • Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace • Explores recent clinical research into salvia’s long-term positive psychological effects and its potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, depression, and addiction Salvia divinorum has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing. Known by many names--nearly all associated with the Virgin Mary, who has come to symbolize the spirit of salvia--this plant ally is now regarded as the most powerful natural hallucinogen. Providing the first practical guide to the shamanic, spiritual, and therapeutic uses of salvia, Ross Heaven shares his in-depth quest to connect with the spirit of this plant teacher. He explores recent clinical research into its many long-term psychological effects, such as increased insight and self-confidence, improved mood and concentration, and feelings of calmness and connection with nature, as well as salvia’s potential for combating diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression, and even cocaine addiction. Reviewing the traditional Mazatec ceremonies surrounding salvia’s harvest and use, Heaven describes appropriate methods of consumption, typical dosages, and the shamanic diet he used to increase salvia’s effectiveness. Examining firsthand accounts of salvia journeys from around the world, he decodes the meaning of the symbolic images experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace and details the interplay between salvia and the lucid dreaming state. Comparing salvia to ayahuasca and the San Pedro cactus, Heaven explains that salvia’s greatest strength as a shamanic plant ally lies in its ability to connect you with your higher purpose and aid you in envisioning your unique path in life.

The Shaman s Quest

Author : Norman W. Wilson
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Young, handsome, financially independent and unhappy. No one wants to answer to Adam's endless questions. Finally, realizing those from whom he seeks answers don't have any, he begins a search for a mystical shaman in the fabulous wilds of the great Baskatong of Canada. Following one last lead, he journeys to central Florida to find the MiqMaq medicine man known as the Master of Breath. Adam begins his journey into a fascinating mystical world of the natural and the supernatural.

Shaman s Quest in Africa

Author : I. M. Lewis
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The Quest for the Shaman

Author : Miranda Jane Aldhouse-Green
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An exploration of shamanism and ritual behavior in ancient Europe draws on recent archaeological research to identify the roles and techniques of shamans from multiple periods and civilizations, in a history that also features numerous photographs of elaborate ritual objects.

The Eagle s Quest

Author : Fred Alan Wolf
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An exploration of shamanism and its interaction with quantam physics examines natural healing, shape shifting, fire walking, near-death and out-of body experiences, lucid dreaming, and time traveling.

The Shaman s Quest

Author : John Swantek
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The Spiritual Quest

Author : Robert M. Torrance
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This treatise argues that the quest for the spirit is not a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of basic human impulses, rooted in our biological, psychological and social nature. It presents the quest in the myths and religious practices of tribal people throughout the world.

Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power 1700 1850

Author : Larry Cebula
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Fusing myriad primary and secondary sources, historian Larry Cebula offers a compelling master narrative of the impact of Christianity on the Columbian Plateau peoples in the Pacific Northwest from 1700 to 1850. ø For the Native peoples of the Columbian Plateau, the arrival of whites was understood primarily as a spiritual event, calling for religious explanations. Between 1700 and 1806, Native peoples of the Columbian Plateau experienced the presence of whites indirectly through the arrival of horses, some trade goods by long-distance exchange, and epidemic diseases that decimated their population and shook their faith in their religious beliefs. Many responded by participating in the Prophet Dance movement to restore their frayed links to the spirit world. ø When whites arrived in the early nineteenth century, the Native peoples of the Columbian Plateau were more concerned with learning about white people's religious beliefs and spiritual power than with acquiring their trade goods; trading posts were seen as windows into another world rather than sources of goods. The whites? strange appearance and seeming immunity to disease and the unique qualities of their goods and technologies suggested great spiritual power to the Native peoples. But disillusionment awaited: Catholic and Protestant missionaries came to teach the Native peoples about Christianity, yet these white spiritual practices failed to protect them from a new round of epidemic disease. By 1850, with their world devastatingly altered, most Plateau Indians had rejected Christianity

Frostborn The Skull Quest

Author : Jonathan Moeller
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RIDMARK ARBAN was once an honored Swordbearer. Now he is a disgraced exile, outcast and alone. To redeem himself, he seeks the secret of the return of the Frostborn, and the sinister Elder Shamans of the bone orcs might know the truth. But the Elder Shamans do not part with their secrets willingly. And their most dangerous secret might mean Ridmark's death... Originally published as the novellas THE BONE ORCS, THE SKULL TREES, THE DAGGER JAWS, THE GHOST HALFLING, THE RUIN GATE, and THE ELDER SHAMANS.

The Quest

Author : Lyman C.D. Kulathungam
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The human spirit seems incapable of being stagnant, ever pushing the boundaries of knowledge and experience. We try to understand life through questions regarding our own existence, the nature of the universe, and the nature of God. The question of our collective heart is the external manifestation of an internal longing--a quest, if you will. This thirst to understand reality can be seen in superstructures that are scientific, social, political, and especially religious. When considering the doctrines, institutions, and rituals of religions, we observe certain core aspirations expressed by the people of these communities. These aspirations generate from an underlying quest which seeks a way out of our perceived predicament: a salvific quest. Regardless of whether we view ourselves as religious, pre-religious, post-religious, or non-religious, we find ourselves involved in such a quest; it seems to be an integral part of our human personhood. Using a unique framework of analysis, this book explores Christ's relevance to the quest expressed by the communities of eight major living religions--a relevance that neither degrades Christ nor demeans other "saviors." Christ is not part of the human quest, but is well equipped to satisfy that quest.

Shamans and Charlatans

Author : Gart Van Gennip
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Jerry Coburne is a man with a midlife crisis and a hidden trauma. When a shaman from the Amazon rain forest appears to him in a dream, he decides to drop everything and leave for Peru, looking for answers and spiritual guidance, to get his life back on track. In Iquitos, Peru, the Ayahuasca center of the world, he finds not just an eclectic little town with a number of colorful characters; it is also the gateway to the Amazon rain forest where the shaman resides. But he's a skeptic: will he also find the gateway to the spiritual world where the answers to his questions lie? He soon finds out that it depends on the questions he asks.

Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity

Author : John J. Keane
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In Cultural and Theological Reflections on the Japanese Quest for Divinity John J. Keane offers a novel account of Japanese divinity (kami). He applies cultural themes to highlight this quest. Respectful encounters between East and West are encouraged using principles of interreligious dialogue.

The Quest

Author : Mircea Eliade
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In The Quest Mircea Eliade stresses the cultural function that a study of the history of religions can play in a secularized society. He writes for the intelligent general reader in the hope that what he calls a new humanism "will be engendered by a confrontation of modern Western man with unknown or less familiar worlds of meaning." "Each of these essays contains insights which will be fruitful and challenging for professional students of religion, but at the same time they all retain the kind of cultural relevance and clarity of style which makes them accessible to anyone seriously concerned with man and his religious possibilities."—Joseph M. Kitagawa, Religious Education

A Shaman s Quest

Author : S. E. Estes
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A Native American shaman is forced into a life of vampirism. On his quest for a cure he faces an evil that threatens the known universe.

The Human Quest for God

Author : Joseph Stoutzenberger
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A fascinating journey for anyone who wants to learn more about the search we humans share: the search for an almighty universal presence in our lives.

Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs Looking at Myth and Shamanism on a Klamath Basin Petroglyph Site

Author : Robert J. David
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Robert J. David's Spirit Fire and Lightning Songs makes a major contribution to the steadily growing body of research in the western United States that prioritizes indigenous voices, myth, and neuropsychological models to provide a fresh and innovative approach to decolonizing the past. As a Klamath Tribal member, David's scholarly and engaging writing style lends itself to the retelling of Klamath-Modoc myths and the interpretation of how these myths convincingly relate to rock art at 4-Mod-22, a complex Klamath Basin petroglyph site in Northern California near the former Tule Lake. David's work at 4-Mod-22 highlights three distinctive classes of rock art: iconic motifs, residual markings, and geometric figures. Information provided by a combination of Klamath-Modoc ethnography and myth suggests that these distinctive rock art categories denote two patterns of ritual use that include shamans' consultations with their spirit familiars, and shamanic power quests.

The Shamanism Bible

Author : John Matthews
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This evocative guide to Shamanism takes you on a journey from its origins in Europe, North America, Siberia and the Arctic Circle through to contemporary rituals to try today. Illustrated with cultural images, totems and people, shaman John Matthews reveals the rich animistic traditions of this ancient spirituality and reveals how it can empower your life. Discover: The significance of power animals Shapeshifting - moving into different states of being Healing with spirit guides Vision questing - finding guidance in meditation and dream experiences Working with totems Shamanic drumming and trance

A Guide to Rock Art Sites

Author : David S. Whitley
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This unique full-color field guide is essential for anyone who seeks to understand why shamans in the Far West created rock art and what they sought to depict. Whitley is on the cutting edge of dating and interpreting the images as well as describing the