Those of us who live in the so-called "advanced" modern world have been educated to use our minds and encouraged to satisfy our physical needs. But in so doing, we have become isolated from the very essence of our existence as individuals--our own spirit. In Shamanic SpiritKenneth Meadows introduces Shamanics, his spiritual science of living, which recognizes the primacy of the spirit and acknowledges that spirit is inherent in all living beings and life forms. Shamanics is a practical way of becoming aware of our multi-dimensional reality and using that awareness to cultivate and refine the spirit within. Using the symbolic structure of the Medicine Wheel--which helps us establish a sense of direction, extend perception, and examine relationships--Meadows presents 33 hands-on experiential exercises that help readers discover the truth about themselves. His approach also draws upon and integrates universal shamanic concepts from such regions as the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, India, China, and Polynesia to show readers how to release their dormant potentials, generate creativity, and meet the challenges of their lives with confidence and self-assurance.
Kenneth Meadows (1925-2002) is internationally respected for his work in adapting shamanic wisdom to the contemporary world. He was the author of a number of bestselling books, including Earth Medicine, The Medicine Way, Rune Power, and Shamanic Experience, and was founder of the Faculty of Shamanics.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Wonderful You 2. The Energic Body 3. Different Realities 4. The Reality of the Mind 5. Your Earth Personality 6. Cosmic Influences 7. `That Without Which Nothing can Exist' 8. Working with the Elements Poem: My Soul 9. The Reality of the Soul 10. The Reality of the Spirit Poem: The Gift of Love 11. Your Different 'Selves' Poem: The Great Mystery 12. The Path of Love and Harmony Fifty Shamanic Meditations Glossary Recommended Reading Resources Index