Shamanism / Indigenous healing
Shamanism traditionally refers to the practices of spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. Today, shaman philosophies have reached nonindigenous cultures through shamanic healing, a practice where a guide or shaman takes you through a spiritual journey to obtain information that will help you solve a particular problem, such as a persistent health issue. Ultimately, the goal is to connect you to nature, the cosmos, and the larger world around you in order to heal. Typically, trance states, which are altered states of consciousness sometimes initiated with drumming or psychoactive substances like ayahuasca, are used to help achieve this outcome. Essentially, shamanic healing, like other complementary therapies, is about stimulating and directing your body’s natural healing ability, which means engaging the immune system. An increase in immune function comes about by addressing the infection or virus as well as the internal terrain of the illness—what it means to you and any imagery you might have about it. This can help everyone, especially those of us with chronic and invisible illnesses. If this all sounds too spiritual for you, hold up! The underlying principle is that emotional and spiritual transcendence can help heal the body (and vice versa), and there are lots of people—including some scientists—who think there’s something to this shaman thing. In fact, some consider shamans akin to physicians, concerned not just with physical health but with holistic well-being. Sounds like a concept that many of us are on board with, right? Of course, shamanic healing may not be the first approach that comes to mind for your condition, but you might be fascinated by what you discover once you start exploring it!
Videos about Shamanism / Indigenous healing
Books about Shamanism / Indigenous healing
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.
The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us About Love and Life
For generation after generation, Toltec shamans have passed down their wisdom through teaching stories. The purpose of these stories is to implant a seed of knowledge in the mind of the listener, where it can ultimately sprout and blossom into a new and better way of life. In The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life, Toltec shaman and master storyteller don Jose Ruiz shares some of the most popular stories from his family's oral tradition, and offers corresponding lessons that illustrate the larger ideas within each story. Ruiz begins by explaining that contrary to the stereotypical image of "witchdoctor," the ancient shamans were men and women who fulfilled several roles within their communities: philosopher, spiritual guide, medical doctor, psychologist, and friend. According to Ruiz, their teachings are not primitive or reserved for a chosen few initiates, but are instead a powerful series of lessons on love and life that are available us all. To that aim, he has included exercises, meditations, and shamanic rituals in an effort to help you experience the personal transformation these stories offer. The shamans taught that the truth you seek is inside of you. Let these stories, lessons, and tools be your guide to finding the innate wisdom that lives within.
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide
Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the invisible worlds beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in every area of our lives from spirituality and health to work and relationships. With Shamanic Journeying, readers join world-renowned teacher Sandra Ingerman to learn the core teachings of this ancient practice and apply these skills in their own journey. Includes drumming for three shamanic journeys.
Indigenous Healing: Exploring Traditional Paths
Imagine a world in which people see themselves as embedded in the natural order, with ethical responsibilities not only toward each other, but also toward rocks, trees, water and all nature. Imagine seeing yourself not as a master of Creation, but as the most humble, dependent and vulnerable part. Rupert Ross explores this indigenous world view and the determination of indigenous thinkers to restore it to full prominence today. He comes to understand that an appreciation of this perspective is vital to understanding the destructive forces of colonization. As a former Crown Attorney in northern Ontario, Ross witnessed many of these forces. He examines them here with a special focus on residential schools and their power to destabilize entire communities long after the last school has closed. With help from many indigenous authors, he explores their emerging conviction that healing is now better described as “decolonization therapy.” And the key to healing, they assert, is a return to the traditional indigenous world view. The author of two previous bestsellers on indigenous themes, Dancing with a Ghost and Returning to the Teachings, Ross shares his continuing personal journey into traditional understanding with all of the confusion, delight and exhilaration of learning to see the world in a different way. Ross sees the beginning of a vibrant future for indigenous people across Canada as they begin to restore their own definition of a “healthy person” and bring that indigenous wellness into being once again. Indigenous Healing is a hopeful book, not only for indigenous people, but for all others open to accepting some of their ancient lessons about who we might choose to be.
Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo: Limpias Espirituales of Ancient Mesoamerican Shamans
A tutorial on the ancient practice of limpias to heal the mind, body, and soul • Offers step-by-step instructions for the practice of limpias, shamanic cleansing rituals to heal, purify, and revitalize people as well as physical spaces • Examines different types of limpia ceremonies, such as fire rites for transformation, water rites for cleansing and influencing, and sweeping rites for divination • Explores the sacred stories behind limpia rituals and traces these curanderismo practices to their indigenous roots Exploring the essential tools and practices of Mesoamerican shamans and curanderos, specifically the ancient Yukatek Maya and Mexica (Aztec), Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., provides a step-by-step guide for conducting the most common practice within curanderismo: limpias. These practical and incredibly effective shamanic cleanses heal, purify, and revitalize people and spaces with herbs, flowers, eggs, feathers, fire, and water. They are also powerful tools for self-empowerment, spiritual growth, soul retrieval, rebirth, and gracefully opening up pathways for new beginnings. Drawing on her 20 years’ experience as a curandera and her graduate studies focused on Mesoamerican shamanism, the author traces modern curanderismo practices to their indigenous roots. She explores the sacred stories behind limpia rituals and examines different types of limpia ceremonies in depth, such as fire rites for transformation, water rites for cleansing and influencing, and sweeping rites for divination. She outlines how limpias work holistically to enable one to let go and cleanse the body, mind, and spirit of limiting beliefs, traumas, and broken stories; heal acute and chronic illnesses such as depression, insomnia, and anxiety; and revitalize and activate sacred spaces by renewing their essence and clearing negative energies. She explains the healing properties of the plants used in limpia rites and how to perform the medicinal chants used by the curanderos. In addition, the author details how the practice of platicas, heart-straightening talks, supports limpia rites by encouraging one to vocalize their needs as they eject traumas and unwanted energies from the body, setting the stage for self-awareness and healing. Sharing the story of her own complete healing from a catastrophic injury with limpias as well as inspirational testimonies from others who have experienced limpias, the author provides a personal and thoroughly practical guide to the ancient shamanic method of limpias to promote healing and personal transformation in our times.
Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change
A narrative of Indigenous wisdom that provides a road map for the spirit and a compass of compassion for humanity Drawing from ancestral knowledge, as well as her experience as an attorney and activist, Sherri Mitchell addresses some of the most crucial issues of our day, such as environmental protection and human rights. Sharing the gifts she has received from elders around the world, Mitchell urges us to decolonize our language and our stories. For those seeking change, this book offers a set of cultural values that will preserve our collective survival for future generations.
Southern Folk Medicine: Healing Traditions from the Appalachian Fields and Forests
This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine—the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States. One of the system's last active practitioners, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for more than thirty years. In everyday language, she explains how Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine was passed down orally through the generations by herbalists and healers who cared for people in their communities with the natural tools on hand.
Podcasts about Shamanism / Indigenous healing
Mindful Living Spiritual Awakening: Introduction to Shamanism
Learning and practicing shamanism can be life changing. Shamanism has many nuances and practices. This episode will talk about the core concepts of this spiritual discipline and ways you can deepen your own practice and learn more.
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.: Growing a New Body Through Science and Shamanism with Alberto Villoldo
Think about walking into a room full of people who are giving off good energy. They are smiling, kind, welcoming—you can feel what they are putting out into the world and want to be a part of it. Alternately, think about a room full of people who are scowling, complaining, angry, etc. The energy in that room does not feel good and you are going to want to get away from it as soon as possible. This is a small glimpse into the powerful energy fields within all of us at work. My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, medical anthropologist and psychologist Alberto Villoldo, is here to expand on that notion and what it means to support your luminous body. He is a longtime friend and colleague of mine who has spent decades traveling the world to learn ancient shamanic wisdom. Alberto has made it his mission to learn from the people who sense the spaces between things and perceive the luminous strands that animate all life. Alberto is founder of the world-renowned Four Winds Society and of the Light Body School. In his teachings and writings, he shares the experience of infinity and its ability to heal and transform us, to free us from the temporal chains that keep us fettered to illness, old age, and disease. Alberto has authored several incredible books and his latest, Grow A New Body, was just released.
ReWilding for Women: Shadow Work - How to Do It
Engaging in shadow work is one of the most profound gifts we can give ourselves. With 95% of our inner workings operating in the unconscious realms, there is no limit to the mysteries and the power that is held within the hidden aspects of self. In today’s episode, we dive into the subject of the shadow. We explore some of the prevalent patterns and defenses that inhibit us from growing or moving forward. We discuss the various practices that can best serve us in breaking through; and we experience the magic of coming together in circle and how it allows us to go deeper and further on our journey to ‘know thyself’.
The Balanced Blonde Podcast: Shaman Durek - Shamanism 101 & Saying Adios to Negative Spirits!
Jordan kicks off the show with an appearance by two VERY special guests: her mom and dad!! They chat about Jordan’s spiritual journey a little bit before we get to the real interview with Shaman Durek. He offered the opening words at mindbodygreen’s revitalize event in September 2017 and simply blew Jordan away. He brings so much love, light, and knowing to our world, and his story is beyond inspirational. Be warned: you might get emotional!! Shaman Durek dives deep and shares with us how he died and came back to life, which is a rite of passage for all Spirit Shamans. He also teaches us how to get rid of the negative spirits that attach ourselves to us, and more!
The Melissa Ambrosini Show: Grow A New Body With Ancient Shamanic Wisdom With Dr Alberto Villoldo
What if you could literally grow a new body — one that’s resistant to disease, can heal super fast, and that’s wired for energy and vitality? According to today’s podcast guest, Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., this isn't a crazy pipe dream… it’s 100% possible. And in this inspiring episode, he’s sharing the ancient shamanic healing secrets that can help us transform our health at a cellular level to create ultimate wellness.