Body, Mind & Spirit

Earth Spirit Dreaming

Earth Spirit Dreaming

Author: Elizabeth E. Meacham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620559888

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 401

A guide to co-creating a healing vision for humanity and the Earth through nature-connected shamanic rituals • Explains the Earth Spirit Dreaming process for rebirthing inherent shamanic abilities with dozens of practices in three categories: Earth-connecting practices, Spirit-connecting practices, and Dream-connecting practices • Provides experiential exercises to foster interactions with the intelligences and elemental energies of nature and the Spirit realm, realign you with the rhythms and flow of life, and co-create a healing dream for humanity and all of life on our planet • Contains step-by-step directions for connecting with the light guides of the planet for guidance and healing Humanity has become profoundly disconnected from the web of life on Earth as well as from nature as a whole. In this practical guide, Elizabeth E. Meacham details her field-tested method of shamanic ecotherapy practices to resolve this centuries-long trend toward disconnection. Through these practices, you will learn how to reconnect to Earth’s systems and help restore health and balance to people and the planet. Translating transformative ideas from visionary environmental thinkers into engaging shamanic rituals for profound spiritual growth, Meacham offers dozens of practices in three categories: Earth-connecting practices, Spirit-connecting practices, and Dream-connecting practices. Building on one another, the exercises open channels to allow you to directly experience the intelligences of the Earth and Spirit realms, rebirth your inherent shamanic abilities, realign you with the rhythms and flow of life, and reclaim your ancestral power for co-creating a healing dream for our species and all of life on our planetary home. Guiding the reader through a progressively deepening journey toward connection with ourselves, each other, and the consciousness of our biosphere, the practices also invite profound mindfulness, as we work to hold a vision of connection with the Earth and Spirit realms, while choosing consciously to focus on joy, beauty, gratitude, love, and healing. Illuminating a shamanic awakening within Western culture at the dawn of an ecological age, Earth Spirit Dreaming reveals how the birth of a global consciousness of healing depends upon our commitment to individual and collective spiritual evolution. Calling us back to our shamanic heritage of a living nature spirituality, this manual offers much needed guidance on the essential journey back to an intimate love of Earth.
Body, Mind & Spirit

A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming

A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Author: Lee Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644112380

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 218

• Provides an extensive inventory of beginning, intermediate, and advanced tools and practices for meaningful lucid dreamwork and shows how dreams can shape our conscious reality if we incorporate them into waking life • Offers guidance to help you overcome mental or physical obstacles, including ways to stop sleep paralysis • Examines supplements to aid lucid dreaming practice and increase the vividness and recall of dreams Dreams offer a gateway into our psyche. Through lucid dreaming--when you have conscious awareness during sleep--you can access and interact with the subconscious mind for greater self-awareness, personal development, and transformation. In this step-by-step guide to dreamwork, Lee Adams provides tools and techniques for encouraging, remembering, and using lucid dreams for personal growth as well as how to have big dreams that leave a lasting impact. Beginning with an overview of the history of lucid dreaming, he shares tried-and-true foundational practices to get you started--practices for before sleep, during sleep, and after dreaming. Drawing upon Jungian depth psychology, recent research in neuroscience, and years of personal dream practice, Adams then offers an extensive inventory of intermediate and advanced methods to support meaningful dreamwork, such as the Wake Induced Lucid Dreams technique (WILD), where you fall asleep while conscious and transport your active awareness into a dream state. He also explores dream companions, symbols of the unconscious mind, dream interpretation, and working with the shadow side of the self. He examines how dreams can shape our conscious reality if we incorporate them or their symbols into waking life. He offers guidance to help you overcome any mental or physical obstacles you may encounter, including ways to stop sleep paralysis. He also examines supplements to aid lucid dreaming practice, improve dream recall, and increase the vividness of dreams, such as Alpha-GPC, 5-HTP, Silene undulata, Mugwort, the mushroom Lion’s Mane, and Galantamine. With this practical guide, you can ignite your mind’s capacity to wake up to your own dreams and restructure your world to be more attuned to your deeper self.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Journeys with Plant Spirits

Journeys with Plant Spirits

Author: Emma Farrell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591434085

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 163

• Presents meditation journeys with specific plant and tree spirits, such as Mugwort, Rosemary, Dandelion, Yew, Elder, and Wormwood • Details how to achieve a calm mind, cleanse your energy field, and connect with your heart in preparation for meditating with the plants • Includes a progressive series of introductory meditations, adapted from wisdom traditions, to lay the foundation for working with plant spirits Our ancient ancestors understood the language of nature, enabling them to communicate innately with plants. By quieting the mind through meditation, we too can tap into the vibratory resonance of plants and receive their wisdom and healing. In this guide, Emma Farrell explains how to take your connection and relationship with nature to a deeper level and access plant spirit healing through meditation with plants. She explores the nature of plant consciousness and how plants perceive, drawing on indigenous and shamanic teachings. She details how to achieve a calm mind, cleanse your energy field, and connect with your heart in preparation for meditating with plants and trees, showing how the plants can support us not only in the cleansing process but also in teaching us how to sense what is in our energy field. Offering a progressive series of preparatory meditations, adapted from wisdom traditions, the author reveals how to lay the foundation for working, communicating, and developing relationships with plant and tree spirits for personal development, spiritual connection, and inner peace. She then presents meditation journeys with specific plant spirits, focusing on specific frequencies within the plant’s bio-resonance to assist you. For example, the meditation with Mugwort works with the plant spirit’s qualities of alignment and self-awareness to assist you with grounding and developing inner vision, while the meditation with Dandelion helps you break old habits by working with the plant’s qualities of release, reconnection, and fearlessness. Revealing how each plant is an expression of the soul force of Mother Nature and carries a unique blend of her medicine and wisdom, this guide details step-by-step how to effectively work with plant spirits for emotional and spiritual healing, enabling you to awaken the eternal spirit, or soul, to become truly multidimensional and whole.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578594214

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 680

View: 579

The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Return of Collective Intelligence

The Return of Collective Intelligence

Author: Dery Dyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781591433538

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 767

Reveals how we can each reconnect to collective intelligence and return our world to wholeness, balance, and sanity • Explains how collective intelligence manifests in flocks of birds, instantaneous knowing in indigenous peoples, and the power of sacred places • Offers ways for us to reconnect to the infinite source of wisdom that fuels collective intelligence and underscores the importance of ceremony, pilgrimage, and initiation • Draws on recent findings in New Paradigm science, traditional teachings from indigenous groups from North, South, and Central America and Siberia, as well as sacred geometry, deep ecology, and expanded states of consciousness For our ancestors, collective intelligence was a normal part of life. We see it today as the mysterious force that enables flocks of birds, swarms of bees, and schools of fish to function together in perfect synchrony, communicating and cooperating at some undetectable level. At its most subtle, it’s an instantaneous knowing, shared by members of a group, of the wisest course of action that will benefit all. As Dery Dyer reveals, collective intelligence still resides within each of us, and it is the key to restoring balance and harmony to our world. She shows how it occurs spontaneously when individuals who share a need and a purpose instinctively “self-organize” into a group and function with no leader or central authority. Such groups exhibit abilities much greater than what any of their members possess individually--or what can be replicated with artificial intelligence. Dyer explains, due to an unquestioning dependence on technology, modern humanity has forgotten how to connect with collective intelligence and fallen into collective stupidity, otherwise known as mob mind or groupthink, which is now endangering the interconnected web of life on Earth. Drawing on recent findings in New Paradigm science, traditional teachings from indigenous groups, as well as sacred geometry, deep ecology, and expanded states of consciousness, the author shows how the ability to think and act collectively for the highest good is hardwired in all living beings. She explains how to release ourselves from enslavement by technology and use it more wisely toward the betterment of all life. Underscoring the vital importance of ceremony, pilgrimage, and initiation, she offers ways for us to reconnect to the infinite source of wisdom that fuels collective intelligence and which manifests everywhere in the natural world. Revealing that once we relearn how to hear the Earth, we can heal the Earth, Dyer shows how each of us has a vital role to play in restoring our world to wholeness.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Finding Your ElvenHeart

Finding Your ElvenHeart

Author: Søren Hauge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644111505

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 179

A guide to untaming yourself on a quest to discover your inner Sidhe nature, your ElvenHeart, for wholeness, healing, and awakening • Explores who the Sidhe are and shares close encounters with them in our modern world • Invites you to discover your ElvenHeart by journeying through the four portals of the StoneAnchor, the FlowDancer, the FireDreamer, and the WindSinger • Offers gifts in the form of simple exercises to bring you into contact with your magical kin and rewild yourself Awaken to your closest kin, the Sidhe (pronounced “Shee”), and let them inspire you to rediscover your gentle, wild, innermost nature, your ElvenHeart. Also known as the Faery People or the Good Neighbors, the Sidhe are not just figments of human imagination. They are reaching out to us, encouraging a reunion with humanity, and inviting us to partner with them in restoring wholeness to the world. As they reveal, serving Gaia or healing the Earth from the present crisis is not a convenience--it is a necessity. Offering an experiential guide to reconnecting with the Sidhe and our inner ElvenHeart, Søren Hauge explores who the Sidhe are, how both humanity and the Sidhe emerged from a common ancestor, and how their untamed nature and deep wisdom bears significance for an aspect of our inner being that has gone to sleep. While the Sidhe did not enter the physical dimension as deeply as we did, they are real beings, very close to us, and different from angels, devas, and nature spirits. Søren introduces his own Sidhe contact, Fjeldur, and shares close encounters others have had with these beings in our modern world. He also takes you on a journey of rewilding through four portals--the StoneAnchor, the FlowDancer, the FireDreamer, and the WindSinger--to discover the treasure of your ElvenHeart at the core of your being. In the course of this, Søren offers gifts in the form of simple exercises that help bring you into contact with your magical kin and your inner Sidhe nature. Through this wild quest, the journey of untaming yourself, you will connect with your Sidhe partners, unfold their inner gifts in your own being, and rediscover the forgotten land of innocent wildness and gentle power within you.
Social Science

Dreaming the Council Ways

Dreaming the Council Ways

Author: Ohky Simine Forest

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631327

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 223

Integrates the matriarchal teachings from Canadian Indian, Mongolian, and Maya roots to create a written manifestation of these early cultures. She invites you to grasp the true universality of these symbols and traditions, to combinetheir ancient knowledge, to live the council way today. She provides practical information about shamanism, power animals, and includes charts that offer guidance for Spiritual Warriors so you can handle both worlds. Illustrated. Color insert. Index.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Ritual as Remedy

Ritual as Remedy

Author: Mara Branscombe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644114254

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 396

• Explains how ritual can serve as a way to ground yourself, invite in the new, let go of what needs to be shed, and tap into your own inner powers • Shares ancient and modern rituals, ceremonies, and practices to connect with the seasons, the lunar cycles, and the five elements, as well as open your heart, dance with your shadow self, grow your intuition, and connect with your body • Offers detailed instructions for each ritual, ceremony, and transformative healing practice In this evocative and inspiring guide to ritual as healing balm for the psyche and soul, Mara Branscombe shares potent self-care and soul-care rituals that awaken freedom, joy, depth of spirit, and wild, untamed self-love. Harnessing the power of imagery and poetry, she shows how ritual can serve as a way to ground yourself, invite in the new, let go of what needs to be shed, and tap into your own inner powers. She explains how ritual invokes a unique magic that allows you to step outside of time and experience something beyond the mundane, connecting you to your inner mystic, the unseen realms, the sacred turning points in your life, and the truth of your soul’s calling. The author offers rituals, ceremonies, and practices to connect with the pagan wheel of the year and the five elements, revealing how to harness the power of each element to invoke transformation. Exploring the transformational wisdom of the moon’s cycle, Branscombe explains how to attune to the moon’s rhythms and offers rituals for drawing energy from both full moon and new moon. She shares ancient and modern rituals and specific spiritual formulas to embody a loving existence, adapt to change, dance with your shadow self, work with grief, grow your intuition, dismantle limiting beliefs, heal toxic patterns, and connect with your body to find peace, inner strength, unconditional love, and happiness. She offers detailed instructions for each ritual and ceremony as well as for the many transformative and healing practices in the book, such as guided meditations and visualizations, breathwork, altar creation, and discovery of your personal empowerment mantras. Presenting an invitation to awaken your inner powers, and reclaim your soul’s purpose, this guide to ritual as spiritual self-care offers practices to help you activate heart-centered living, generate lasting transformation, and manifest your dreams.
Religion

Radiance

Radiance

Author: Randy Dean

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768490480

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 801

"…His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand…" (Habakkuk 3:4 NASB) Too many Christians assume that all will be fine when they "die and go to Heaven." But author and pastor Randy Dean, a modern-day firebrand for the Lord, aggressively refuses to settle for that way of thinking and living. From putting his arm around a hopeless person and giving hope to raising the dead, he is building an army to sweep across the land and shine its spiritual radiance on a dark and sleeping world. The transcendent nature of the Kingdom of God has a dynamic that naturally radiates God's presence and dominating power. Nature itself is agonizing in its wait for you to be radiant with this supreme energy in your very footsteps. -Randy Dean The authentically good news of the Kingdom of God is a transcendent supremacy - a living energy that by its sheer magnetism draws people into its healing force. God sent Jesus as His Radiance. You, too, can be radiant with a Spirit of an invulnerable, irresistible, and pervasive force. Back Dare to live an outrageously attractive lifestyle in every venue of our culture - you are the radiance of His glory!
Body, Mind & Spirit

Life Design for Women

Life Design for Women

Author: Ariane Burgess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620559161

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 348

A hands-on guide for designing a passionate, meaningful life that benefits you and the whole planet • Provides reflective visioning exercises and practical tools to help you examine your life as it is, the influences of your past, and the future you envision for yourself • Supports you to consciously weed out the thoughts and activities that get in the way of your authenticity and resonant heart • Helps you gain clarity in how to contribute more fully to a thriving regenerative future for both yourself and our world through your choices and actions When we choose to live more consciously, we benefit not only ourselves but all of life. In these turbulent times of transition and healing, women in particular are being called to reevaluate their lives and redirect their passion and actions toward purpose and meaning. By consciously redesigning our lives, we can reclaim our life force, connect more deeply with Nature and all life, and bring positive change to the world around us. Thus we become the true sovereign of our lives. Life Design for Women engages you in a simple, reflective visioning process to help you redesign your life to be more satisfying, meaningful, and aligned with your goals. Step by step, you will examine your life as it is, the influences of your past, and the future you envision for yourself. You will survey the domains of your life--from how you create “home” to your relationships with loved ones, food, your body, the Earth, and even Death. Applying the regenerative principles of sustainability to life design, author Ariane Burgess provides reflective exercises and practical tools to help you examine each of these domains, engage with natural systems, honor the feminine life force, and design your future. She shows how deep work in these areas gives you the resources needed to cut ties with the past and redirect your energy and passion toward your authentic purpose. You will learn to consciously weed out the thoughts and activities that get in the way of your resonant heart, take full responsibility for being the creator of your experiences, and make decisions that nurture your authentic self, rather than living your life through the dreams and fears of others. With this hands-on guide, you can reclaim your power through the Life Design process and choose to live more consciously. Gaining clarity on how you want to be, you bring well-being into your life and become a force for positive change, contributing to a thriving, regenerative future for life on Earth.
Literary Criticism

Shelley's Mirrors of Love

Shelley's Mirrors of Love

Author: Teddi Lynn Chichester

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791439771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

View: 283

An analysis of Shelley's fiction, poetry, and letters covers the topics of narcissism, gender identity, and self-idolotry.
Religion

From Earth Spirits to Sky Gods

From Earth Spirits to Sky Gods

Author: Bruce Lerro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073910098X

Category: Religion

Page: 327

View: 617

In this thought-provoking new book, Bruce Lerro offers a speculative reconstruction of the sacred beliefs and practices of cultures existing between 30,000 and 500 B.C.E. Lerro describes how material changes in various social formations--including hunting-gathering bands and horticulturalists in villages--were responsible for the shift from magic to realism, from the belief in earth spirits to faith in sky gods. Drawing from such diverse theorists as Marx and Engels, Vygotsky, Piaget, and George Herbert Mead, Lerro critiques and transforms mechanical, humanistic, new age, and countercultural perspectives on the history of sacred traditions. This study of comparative religion and mythology has important applications for the fields of archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, sociology, political science, and comparative psychology.