Mountains form the most spectacular creations on the planet and cover such a large amount of Earth's landmass that they can be seen clearly from outer space. Mountains are also a reminder that humans count for nothing in the greater scheme of things. They were formed by tectonic plate upheavals of such magnitude that the fossilised remains of prehistoric sea-creatures can be found on mountains tops; in fact, many Himalayan rocks were originally sediments on the primordial Tethys Ocean floor.
In this first of the Sacred Landscape series Melusine Draco looks at ways of connecting with the genii locorum that inhabit the caves and mountains of our world. A companion volume to Sacred Landscape: Groves and Forests and Sacred Landscape: Lakes and Rivers.
Using the traditional rituals of the shaman, such as drumming, visualisation and dreaming, discover more than 50 power animals and the special gifts they offer. All animals, from the wolf to the ant and the mongoose to the fox, carry a message of guidance and hope. Spirit Animal Guides presents a unique insight into power animals through first-hand encounters in the wild in America, Mexico and Europe.
As a healer and educator, Chris communicates his encounters in a manner that is soulful and immediate. The gifts he reveals will inspire you to move forward through life and manifest your full potential. This guide will introduce you to the esoteric methods of working with animal guides, including shape shifting while dreaming and reading signs and omens to receive divine messages that come through animals.
With specially commissioned paintings by Melissa Launay, Spirit Animal Guides will inspire you to work with the amazing energies of your personal power animal.
Each of us can benefit from contact with the spiritual realm, and we often do so without realizing it. Spirit guides serve many roles and take many forms of expression within our lives. They inspire creativity and insight, help open us to abundance, protect us, and serve as our companions.
In How To Meet and Work with Spirit Guides, popular author Ted Andrews teaches you simple and effective techniques for establishing rapport with your angels and guides. Explore meditation, divination, fragrance, crystals, and other ways to connect with spirit helpers, and enjoy the many gifts and learning opportunities gained by working with: Guardian angels, Spirit guides, Loved ones in spirit, Animal totems, Nature spirits, Fairies
This shamanic journey of self-discovery, healing and empowerment shares teachings and practices to help you rediscover your inner shaman and find spiritual connection in modern life. Shamans are no longer isolated healers in faraway places. Their spirit has returned and is infusing the work of teachers, artists and activists, leaders in business and people throughout all areas of our societies.
We all have an inner shaman and this book is for you if you:
* recognize there's untapped power inside you that you want to learn how to harness
* want to feel a deeper connection to your own nature, your ancestors, your community and the intelligence of life itself
* care about the future of life on our planet and wish to redress the balance between humanity and nature
* know your purpose is to co-create a world that is built on justice and sustainability
There is a shaman in you who was born to play a powerful role in our collective awakening for our future on Earth.
If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full of exercises, meditations, and discussion questions for group or individual study. PAGANISM presents the basic fundamentals: what Pagans are like; how the Pagan sacred year is arranged; what Pagans do in ritual; what magic is; what Pagans believe about God, worship, human nature, and ethics.
Since 1980, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding women and men into the wilderness--the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American West--but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft.
There's a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience our full membership in the more-than-human world. This journey to soul is a descent into layers of the self much deeper than personality, a journey meant for each one of us, not just for the heroes and heroines of mythology.
A modern handbook for the journey, Soulcraft is not an imitation of indigenous ways, but a contemporary nature-based approach born from wilderness experience, the traditions of Western culture, and the cross-cultural heritage of all humanity. Filled with stories, poems, and guidelines, Soulcraft introduces over 40 practices that facilitate the descent to soul, including dreamwork, wilderness vision fasts, talking across the species boundaries, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based shadow work, and the arts of romance, being lost, and storytelling.
Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries in this stunningly illustrated title. A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world, covering everything from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, cinema, and television. Providing readers with a balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, the book explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural.
The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, this wide-ranging volume explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthral and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or sceptic.