Urban Shaman

What is the shaman doing? He's looking at pictures. In my opinion this is the highest form of the divining art because it stimulates the deepest intuition through symbols and asSociations. To 114 URBAN SHAMAN.


Author: Serge Kahili King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188620

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 381

The first practical guide to applying the ancient healing art of Hawaiian shamanism to our modern lives. Uniquely suited for use in today's world, Hawaiian shamanism follows the way of the adventurer, which produces change through love and cooperation—in contrast to the widely known way of the warrior, which emphasizes solitary quests and conquest by power. Now, even if you can't get out into the wilderness or undertake a long apprenticeship with a shaman, you can learn to practice the art of shamanism. You'll learn how to: —Interpret and change your dreams —Heal yourself, your relationships, and the environment —Cast the shaman stones to foretell the future —Design and perform powerful rituals —Shapechange —Make vision quests to other realities And more.

Urban Shaman

“There are lots of new shamans, and they make a difference, but the Old Man thinks he needs someone with a little extra power.” My eyebrows went up. “Old Man? ... He shifted his eyebrows, peering up at me until he Urban Shaman 153.


Author: C.E. Murphy

Publisher: LUNA

ISBN: 9781426834004

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 662

Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt. No worries. No pressure. Never mind the lack of sleep, the perplexing new talent for healing herself from fatal wounds, or the cryptic, talking coyote who appears in her dreams. And if all that's not bad enough, in the three years Joanne's been a cop, she's never seen a dead body—but she's just come across her second in three days. It's been a bitch of a week. And it isn't over yet.

The Modern Urban Shaman A Guide to the Transcendent Experience of Shamanic Mastery for 21st Century Healers

Travel beyond your wildest dreams and experience life as a modern urban shaman. Modern Urban Shamanism is an evolutionary path; a human journey to understanding soul. It is an ancient story for modern times. Modern Urban Shamanism is a ...


Author: Darren Maxwell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780980729511

Category: Religion

Page: 60

View: 346

Immerse yourself in the timeless Dreamtime creation story of 'Spirit Guide Flying Eagle' and the legend of 'Australia's Dream Time Alphabet'. Learn how to: 1.create your own personal divination tool and medicine bag 2.create a sacred space 3.conduct sacred shamanic ceremonies 4.create a daily spirit guide ritual 5.connect with spirit familiars, power totems and guides 6.undergo transformative journeys for healing and personal development 7.connect with spiritual ancestors and evolutionary descendants 8.use soul level divination as a devotional pathway for spiritual awakening and personal freedom

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

of extending the inherent enchantment of the natural to the urban, to see and feel the urban as also natural. The urban shaman may learn to view the teeming life of a metropolitan center as a municipal jungle, a human bee- hive or ant ...


Author: Bron Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781843711384

Category: Nature

Page: 1877

View: 639

No Marketing Blurb


Harner seems to be aiming at avoiding the development of the 'black urban shaman' by stating that a true master shaman never monopolises the shamanic experience. Shamans are people of action as well as knowledge.


Author: Merete Demant Jakobsen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789200492

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 904

Shamanism has always been of great interest to anthropologists. More recently it has been "discovered" by westerners, especially New Age followers. This book breaks new ground byexamining pristine shamanism in Greenland, among people contacted late by Western missionaries and settlers. On the basis of material only available in Danish, and presented herein English for the first time, the author questions Mircea Eliade's well-known definition of the shaman as the master of ecstasy and suggests that his role has to be seen as that of a master of spirits. The ambivalent nature of the shaman and the spirit world in the tough Arctic environment is then contrasted with the more benign attitude to shamanism in the New Age movement. After presenting descriptions of their organizations and accounts by participants, the author critically analyses the role of neo-shamanic courses and concludes that it is doubtful to consider what isoffered as shamanism.

Therapeutic Voicework

Roth , G. ( 1990 ) Maps to Ecstasy : Teachings of an Urban Shaman . London : Harper Collins , p.82 . Lewis , I.M. ( 1989 ) Ecstatic Religion : A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession . London : Routledge .


Author: Paul Newham

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853023612

Category: Psychology

Page: 588

View: 923

Based on Paul Newham's experience as a voice therapist and on his work running a professional training course in the psychotherapeutic use of singing, this text explores both the theory and practice behind the use of voice and singing in expressive arts therapy.

Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies

Urban Shamans and the Gendered Construction of Hope Shamanism, as a term constructed in the West, has become one of the most used and abused notions in the social sciences. Associated with heterogeneous faiths and religious practices, ...


Author: Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479805181

Category: Social Science


View: 661

Introduces new approaches, theoretical trends, and understudied topics in Latinx Studies This groundbreaking work offers a multidisciplinary, social-science oriented perspective on Latinx studies, including the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latina and Latino populations. Editors Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas and Mérida M. Rúa have crafted an anthology that is unique in both form and content. The book combines previously published canonical pieces with original, cutting-edge works created for this volume. The sections of the text are arranged thematically as critical dialogues, each with a brief preface that provides context and a conceptual direction for the scholarly conversation that ensues. The editors frame the volume around the “humanistic social sciences,” using the term to highlight the historical and social contexts under which expressive cultural forms and archival records are created. Critical Dialogues in Latinx Studies masterfully sheds light on the diversity and complexity of the everyday lives of Latinx populations, the political economic structures that shape enduring racialization and cultural stereotyping, and the continuing efforts to carve out new lives as diasporic, transnational, global, and colonial subjects.


URBAN SHAMANISM Urban shamanism is the contemporary practice of ancient ecstatic techniques by modern city dwellers. Urban shamanism usually is not centered on religious and cultural beliefs; it focuses on experiencing transcendental ...


Author: Mariko Namba Walter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076453

Category: Religion

Page: 1055

View: 569

A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations. * Nearly 200 entries on shamanic belief systems, practices, rituals, and related phenomena * 152 contributors including international experts and pioneering researchers in the field * 100 photos, charts, and tables * Multicultural bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, ethnography, and anthropology

Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

compensate for the lack of air from the sea, tundra, and mountains in the urban environment. Being practicing shamans ... Urban shaman, city shaman, and asphalt shaman were some of the nicknames offered when we talked about the topic.


Author: Trude Fonneland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190699222

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 154

One of the fastest growing religious movements in the Western world, neo-shamanism embraces notions and techniques borrowed from various tribal peoples and adapted to the life of contemporary urban dwellers. Until the twenty-first century, the neo-shamanism found in northern Europe differed little from neo-shamanism elsewhere in the Western world. In the new millennium, a Sámi and Nordic version of neo-shamanism came into being, along with a new focus on the uniqueness of the arctic north, expressed through New Age courses and events. The Norwegian New Age scene is increasingly overrun with Sámi and Nordic shamans, symbols, and traditions. Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway examines the construction of this Sámi neo-shamanistic movement and argues that it fits into the broader ethno-political search for a Sami identity. Drawing on ten years of ethnographic research, Trude Fonneland highlights the values important to neo-shamans' self-development and their marketing of shamanistic products and services. She explores Sáami and Nordic neo-shamans' promotion of Arctic nature, their negotiations of gender in neo-shamanism, and their ritual inventions. Focusing on contemporary shamanism in Norway and Nordic contexts, Fonneland argues that the spiritual quest in Nordic countries has developed surprising and innovative forms of spirituality that call for a reevaluation of the relationship between religion and the secular world.

The Ecstatic Experience

Shamanism is a term used loosely these days to identify the spiritual practices of tribal people. ... In their view, there are three benefits to urban shamanism that make it so appealing: the practices offer good relaxation in a ...


Author: Belinda Gore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591439721

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 485

Trance-inducing postures for shamanic journeying, initiation, healing, divination, and transformation of the soul • Provides practices from Mayan, Egyptian, African, Native American, Sumerian, and other ancient and indigenous traditions • Shows how these practices can detoxify the energy body The human need for ecstasy--the ability to be free of the limitations of ordinary consciousness--is as imperative as the need for food. Renowned anthropologist Felicitas Goodman claimed that being deprived of ecstasy was the fundamental cause of all forms of addiction. Indigenous cultures and the civilizations of antiquity were aware of this and developed specific rituals to induce and channel trance energies to detoxify and nourish the subtle body in order to experience the ecstatic reality that gives life to matter. The body postures seen in ancient art from Mayan, Egyptian, African, Native American, Sumerian, and other ancient and indigenous traditions are a doorway to inducing this kind of ecstatic trance. People who assume these postures in a ritual context are able to experience expanded and transformative states of consciousness. Following up on the groundbreaking introduction of this practice in her first book, Ecstatic Body Postures, Belinda Gore provides a new series of 20 sacred postures and exercises that allow for a deeper understanding and utilization of these shamanic practices. She shows how to use the energy awakened by these practices for healing, shapeshifting, initiations into the mysteries of death and rebirth, divination, spirit journeying, and restoring balance to the cosmic patterns disrupted by destructive human activity.