The Animal Files Brief notes on the biology of about 50 animal species as well as their role in mythology, shamanism, and dream symbolism. http://www.dierinbeeld.nl/animal_files/
Extractions: Welcome to The Animal Files! These pages are meant to introduce you to the animal kingdom in a way that combines science with culture. Here you will find not just the biological background of every animal, but for many also their myths and stories. So whether you want to know an animal's favorite food or what it means when you see it in your dreams, you have come to the right place.
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Shaman's Song This page is in honor of the shamanic tradition which I believe underlies all human religions and belief systems, as shamanism has been practiced on every inhabited continent in the world since paleolithic times. http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/6923/
Extractions: from Joan Halifax, Shamanic Voices From the earliest times, humans have known that song, and its accompanying poetry, could take us out of our ego selves and transport us into the hidden, magical realms where spirits dwell. Along with the drum and the rattle, the shaman's song allows us to transcend this physical world and re-member again our connection to the source, to experience again the unity of the universe. This page is in honor of the shamanic tradition which I believe underlies all human religions and belief systems, as shamanism has been practiced on every inhabited continent in the world since paleolithic times. Since antiquity, shamans have been those individuals gifted with the ability to access the hidden realities and to dialogue with spiritual representatives of the universe for the purposes of healing and divination. Shamans also believe strongly in the interconnectedness of all things; therefore, everything that existsincluding rocks, tree, animals, the elementsis alive and imbued with spirit and is capable of being communicated with; even their songs can be learned and sung. In tribal cultures, shamans are the healers, the medicine people, or simply, "those who know," those who learn from both the natural and the spiritual worlds.
MYTHING LINKS / COMMON THEMES: Shamanism shamanism. (Note Also see under TREES PLANT LORE ). http//deoxy.org/shaman.htm.This is a wonderful site offering FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions ) http://www.mythinglinks.org/ct~shamanism.html
The Beast Within - A Spiritual WebRing Homepage of a WebRing focusing on shamanism and animal spirituality. Includes membership details and application link. http://www.nanopardus.freeserve.co.uk/tbwwr
Extractions: -Founded: 02/14/1998- You have reached the official home page of The Beast Within - A Spiritual Web Ring . This web ring is dedicated to honor animal spirit guardians and shapeshifters. Our guardians have many names, such as animal familiars, spirit helpers, spirit guardians, totem animals, or power animals. The name isn't really that important. They are our protectors, guardians, teachers, mentors, and friends. They help us overcome difficult tasks in our daily lives, and help us grow spiritually. All we have to do is invite them into our lives, and ask for their help. Are you aware of your guardian? Do you believe in the possibility of shapeshifting? Are you a shapeshifter? The ability to shapeshift is innate to all of us, all we have to do is rediscover this long forgotten art of personal and global change. The only true change is a shapeshift, everything less will simply fail. Every single one of us shapeshifts in one form or another, sometimes without even realizing it. We are many, and we are all around you. :) TBWWR is dedicated to bring people from all walks of life, from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, with different philosophies, outlooks on life, and belief-systems together to share their views, dreams, experiences, poetry, art, and knowledge with one another. The Spirit World doesn't have such limits or prejudices, and why should we even be concerned about them? After all, are we not the same? Aren't we connected to each other, no matter who we are or what our appearance happens to be? Energy is everything, everything is energy. The emphasis lies within our spirtuality, with the Spirit of the animal, our Guardian and Protector, the Beast Within. The more we learn from our teachers the stronger we grow spiritually, and the happier and more fulfilled we are.
Shamanism Conference Index Page The International Conference on shamanism has evolved from this foundation, andwill explore the myriad of experiences included in the world s many http://www.bizspirit.com/TriCon05/shamanism05/sh_index.html
Four Winds Society Classes and indepth training programs in Inka shamanism. http://www.thefourwinds.com
Extractions: Training Programs Healing the Light Body Medicine Wheel Soul Retrieval Way of the Sage Masters Courses Expeditions Peru Condor Society Trips Photo Galleries Calendar Private Consultations About The Four Winds The Store NEWS Dr. Villoldos new book, "Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval," is now available! Ask us about our workshops in Florida on October 30 and Arizona on November 14. Join us in Mexico this January on an expedition trip exploring the Mayan Prophecies, followed by our Soul Retrieval Intensive on the beach. We are a global wisdom organization, honoring ancient traditions and working to change the world by training one healer at a time. In our renowned Healing the Light Body School , you will learn to treat illness before it manifests in the physical body. Beginning September 2005, our professional certification program in Soul Retrieval will train you to heal events from your past to correct the course of your destiny. Contact Us About Alberto Villoldo Site Map Webmaster ... Request more information, including our newsletter St. James Church, London, UK Sep 19, 2005
Religion: Shamanism Spirit And Sky Site dedicated to shamanism in all its aspects, with a penchant towards Wolf . List of contents of this UK magazine on shamanism, Animism, earth wisdom http://www.spiritandsky.com/religion/shamanism/
Extractions: Shaman Shaman A journal of the International Society for Shamanistic Research, published semiannually with original articles, reviews of current books, films, videos, records, tapes and CDs, accounts of works in progress and announcements of coming events. Contents of previous and forthcoming issues and information on ordering.
Spirits Of The Earth Guides spiritual groups to Peru. Andes Great Initiation. Inka shamanism. Experience the power of Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valle of the Inkas, and Lake Titicaca. http://www.v-j-enterprises.com/tours.html
Civilization.ca - Haida - Haida Art - Shamanism Main Menu Main Menu Haida Art Haida Art, shamanism. (Page 1 of 5). The Haidaand their neighbours held in common a set of beliefs about the way the human http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/haida/haash01e.html
Extractions: The Haida and their neighbours held in common a set of beliefs about the way the human world interacted with the natural and supernatural worlds, though the Haida also had some profound differences in outlook. The shared concepts centred around curing the sick, ensuring the supply of fish and game, and controlling or at least influencing the weather. Among the ranks of shaman were specialists whose powers were particularly effective within a selected range of tasks such as securing the outcome of major enterprises like trading expeditions or warfare. Both genders could be shaman, but more often it was men who chose the calling. Women shaman focussed more on curing illnesses and the difficulties of childbirth and, in rare cases, on power over animals and fish. Although shaman could come from any rank except slaves, they were usually members of high-ranking families, often even the brother of a chief; thus, together they combined both secular and supernatural control at the head of a lineage.
FoxFire Institute School of experiential shamanism, healing arts and traditional medicine. Articles, links and a mailing list. http://www.shamanism.info
Madison Shamanic Drum Circle Learn about a Wisconsin community circle open to anyone who is interested in learning about shamanism. http://www.spiritpathways.com/drumcal.html
Extractions: Directions: S. Bedford empties into North Shore Drive, at the point where North Shore meets John Nolen Drive. North Shore turns into Regent Street when it crosses West Washington Ave. The Tai Chi Center is a large brick buiding at the corner of S. Bedford and North Shore Drive. It has a large painted sign on its side, advertising a long-departed tentmaking company. The door is always locked, but someone usually opens it about 5:45. If it's not open by then, just wait. Someone will be along. The door is locked shortly after six, so it will be difficult to get in if you arrive late. Shamanism is an ancient cross cultural phenomenon practiced by indigenous peoples long before the beginnings of modern-day religions. However, Shamanism is not a religion, it is an intimate way of deepening our connection to Spirit, ourselves, our community and the natural world around us. By learning the technique of
Native Intelligence: All of a sudden, as it were, shamanism has become fashionable with the.yuppies and crossculture crowds, so long as the form of shamanism draws http://nas.ucdavis.edu/Forbes/shamanism.html
Extractions: Native Intelligence: a column by Jack D. Forbes Native American Studies University of California, Davis This column's focus: Shamanism, New and Old At least until recently, the word "shaman" was one of those terms which would lead most indigenous people to figuratively "reach for their shields" and assume a defensive posture. "Shaman" has been pretty much of a dividing line word: those who use it are non-Native and/or anthropological, or are ignorant of Native Americans' feelings. Indigenous people refer to their own holy people and curers by other terms such as doctor, medicine person, spiritual leader, elder, herbalist or diagnostician, recognizing a wide variety of callings and skills. Of course, before "shaman" became popular in the anthropological literature, indigenous healers and religious persons were often referred to as "witch doctors," "sorcerers" or other derogatory terms, words still used reportedly in right-wing Christian missionary propaganda. But "shaman" is not an innocent term either, because it rises out of a clear misunderstanding of, and denigration of, non-European cultures.
ShamansCave.com An interesting collection of stories and articles on the nature of shamanism and its practice in the contemporary world. http://www.shamanscave.com/
Extractions: Site Map A new series of online classes on contemporary shamanism and the shamanic experience will begin in early October 2005. The classes will be taught by Niteshad, the author of this site and others who have been trained by him in his tradition. Most of the classes will be of short duration (six weeks or so) and offer an opportunity to study various aspects of shamanic practice, along with exercises and personal instruction designed around the individual. If you think you might be interested in signing up for one or more of these classes please click GIMME MORE INFO , fill out the form and we'll send you a letter outlining the classes, terms and fees. I hope to see you soon.
Links To The Ancient Magyar World Magyar origins, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, religion, shamanism, Hungarian history, the Sumerian connection, folk music, Uighurs http://ancientmagyarworld.tripod.com/
Extractions: Search: Lycos Tripod 40 Yr Old Virgin Share This Page Report Abuse Edit your Site ... Next LINKS TO THE ANCIENT MAGYAR WORLD By its nature, life for the Eurasian horsemen on the steppe was vitalic. The Magyars, being highly mobile nomads, were in constant interaction with their environment. Close to the natural world, the Magyars nonetheless possessed an advanced culture that was derived from ancient Sumeria. Due to their central geographic position on the Eurasian Steppes, cultural influences from other Near Eastern civilizations are also evident. The result is a truly unique blending of cultural elements. ORIGINS Who Are The Magyars? One Must Descend From Someplace The Origin And Early History Of Hungarians The Magyars of Conquest-Period Hungary ... Turks And Uighurs ARCHAEOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY The Ancient Magyar Rovas Ancient Magyar Rovas The Bug Symbols in Szekler-Hungarian Rune Writing Anthropological Research ... The Székely-Hungarian Rovás Script RELIGION/BELIEFS Hungarian Myths And Legends The Ancient Magyar World Magyar Shamanism Secrets of Zoroastrianism ... The Great Stag, A Sumerian Divinity and its Affiliation
The Woodfish Institute A nonprofit organization devoted to education about shamanism and to the creation of innovative projects aimed at the preservation of indigenous healing methods. http://www.woodfish.org
Extractions: The word "shaman" is thought to have originated in Russia, meaning "one who affects the soul" . There are many variations of the definition of shaman depending on what source you read from. Shamanism is humanity's oldest form of relationship to Spirit. As such, it is the underpinning beneath all religion. But shamanism is not a religion. It is a complex set of practices, beliefs, values and behaviors that enable the practicioner to elicit a shift from ordinary consiousness into a trance state with a specific goal in mind, such as for healing, obtaining information, power, vision, divination, contacting the spirit of the deceased, soul retrieval or guidance for right action. Shamanic work is done with the aid of a helping ally of some sorts that the shaman has befriended. They work together as a cooperative team, with the ally being an intermediary between different levels of reality and the shaman, an engineer of altering states of consciousness. A vitally important aspect of the practice of shamanism is understanding right relationship with power, and the acts and implements of power, such as sage, ceder, feathers, the drum, ceremony, disincarnate spirits, totem animals and allies. Exploration of right relationship also intails indepth ecopsychological, attitudinal healing along with active, social justice involvement in issues effecting the rights of indigenous people in today's world. Info from Huichol Shaman Art