Secrets of the Talking Jaguar

Author: Martín Prechtel

Publisher: TarcherPerigee


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 4157

A shaman and leader of the men's movement offers a glimpse into the complex culture of contemporary Mayan village life and spirituality

The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun

Author: Martín Prechtel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 151

View: 6840

Cultural Writing. Native American Studies. In a luminescent testimony to the ancient teaching ability of story, internationally acclaimed lecturer, artist and author of Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, and Long Life, Honey in the Heart, Martin Prechtel brings alive the powerful Tzutujil Mayan tale of THE DISOBEDIENCE OF THE DAUGHTER OF THE SUN. Prechtel's gripping and inimitable style gives the reader a beautifully told and illustrated tale followed by five "layers" of commentary that present the deeper Indigenous understandings buried in the story, as well as Prechtel's own thoughts for modern people, on global warming, ecstasy and time.

The Secret Life of Babies

Author: Mia Kalef, DC

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 158394804X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 9566

A bold affirmation that we are sentient before conception and in the womb, The Secret Life of Babies reveals author Mia Kalef's groundbreaking findings: babies are able to remember their earliest experiences, this consciousness precedes the physical development of the brain itself, and medical interventions during birth—like forceps and Cesareans—can imprint our relationships with the world and disconnect us from our sustainable place in the ecosystem. Kalef provides a six-step protocol for detecting these individual imprints and taking reparative steps for physiological and emotional balance and release. This book offers us an articulate guide to a transformation that can restore our essential nature. From the table of contents: Foreword by Andrew Feldmar Introduction: The Myth: Science and Experience The Quest: Sparking the Conversation Who Is This Book For? A Song Worth Singing PART ONE: Science Chapter 1: The First Principle: Babies Remember Their Experiences The Controversy A Place to Begin and End: Returning to Wholeness Essential Nature Essential Movements The Mechanisms The Model Perspectives and Purposes Chapter 2: The Second Principle: Consciousness Precedes the Brain Architecture That Supports It The Biological Paradox Brains, Fields, and Development The Effects of Chemical and Emotional Fields Chapter 3: The Third Principle: Babies Are Our Barometers Dominance versus Emergence Historical Cultural Indicators Present-Day Cultural Indicators PART TWO: Experience Chapter 4: The Fourth Principle: It Is Never Too Late to Heal The Vision Horizon Preparing the Way Reclaiming the Body: The Path Home The Prototype PART THREE: Marriage Chapter5: The Intuitive Recovery Project The Anatomy of the Intuitive Recovery Project The Project Chapter 6: Summary From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond Conservation

Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770530

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 728

After decades of operating off-the-backfoot and protecting and conserving nature perceived as under threat, conservationists are becoming proactive and creative in the face of habitat loss, agricultural intensification and climate change. Beyond Conservation offers a revolutionary agenda for both managing existing wildlands in Britain and for expanding and connecting such lands. Central to this strategy is the imperative to 'rewild' or restore and repair damaged habitat and ecosystems, promote existing biodiversity and reintroduce vanished plant and animal species, while working to reconcile human needs and livelihoods and the needs of nature.

Dreamways of the Iroquois

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776210

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 9145

Explores the ancient Iroquois tradition of dreams, healing, and the recovery of the soul • Explains Native American shamanic dream practices and their applications and purpose in modern life • Shows how dreams call us to remember and honor our soul’s true purpose • Offers powerful Active Dreaming methods for regaining lost soul energy to restore our vitality and identity The ancient teaching of the Iroquois people is that dreams are experiences of the soul in which we may travel outside the body, across time and space, and into other dimensions--or receive visitations from ancestors or spiritual guides. Dreams also reveal the wishes of the soul, calling us to move beyond our ego agendas and the web of other people’s projections into a deeper, more spirited life. They call us to remember our sacred contracts and reclaim the knowledge that belonged to us, on the levels of soul and spirit, before we entered our present life experience. In dreams we also discover where our vital soul energy may have gone missing--through pain or trauma or heartbreak--and how to get it back. Robert Moss was called to these ways when he started dreaming in a language he did not know, which proved to be an early form of the Mohawk Iroquois language. From his personal experiences, he developed a spirited approach to dreaming and living that he calls Active Dreaming. Dreamways of the Iroquois is at once a spiritual odyssey, a tribute to the deep wisdom of the First Peoples, a guide to healing our lives through dreamwork, and an invitation to soul recovery.

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays

Author: Judith Larner Lowry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520249569

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

View: 8865

This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.

The Eighth Arrow

Author: Donald N. Panther-Yates

Publisher: Panther`s Lodge Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 5827

The Tihanama Nation has probably escaped your attention. That was their plan. One of the last migratory tribes in North America, they range from the Great Lakes to the Florida Panhandle. Their language is an isolate, unrelated to the languages of surrounding nations. You may have heard it in the song "Wendeyaho," commonly but mistakenly called the Cherokee Morning Song. And yet, as a trading people who interacted annually with dozens of other nations between the Mississippi River and the Appalachians, their story and traditions provide the "missing link" that will change your understanding of and appreciation for the depth of Native American wisdom teachings. We believe THE EIGHTH ARROW is the most comprehensive look at these people, their language and traditions yet published.