Shamanic Transformations: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening

Shamanic Transformations: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening

By: Itzhak Beery (editor)Paperback

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How does one receive the "call" to enter onto the shamanic path? What causes some people to change their safe, uneventful, and ordinary lives and start on a spiritual search? For many it is a singular instant, a flash when the mystical reveals itself and the person is drawn into the world of shamanic power. For a few, it is a more gradual awakening, filled with numinous events that build upon one another until the calling of the shamanic path can no longer be ignored. In this book of remarkable stories, we learn firsthand about the many different forms of the "aha" moment of shamanic awakening, whether they arise from ceremony, near-death experiences, dream messages, or entheogenic substances. We travel alongside Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, John Perkins, Alberto Villoldo, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Tom Cowan, Lynn Andrews, Linda Star Wolf, and other well-known shamanic practitioners as they begin their transformations into the prominent shamans we know them as. We experience the real-life shamanic epiphanies of those with unique shamanic paths--teachers, mothers, social workers, academics, healers, and even rappers who have all experienced a moment in time in which they were awakened and the shamanic path showed itself to them. As each of these unique and beautiful stories of unexpected realization, insight, and inspiration unfolds, we see how these single moments--usually entirely unexpected--are able to transform the individual's life, clearing their vision and allowing a new consciousness to emerge. As a whole, this collection paints a breathtaking portrait of the intricacies of the shamanic path and the paradigm shift of which we all are part.

About Author

Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher. He was initiated into the Circle of 24 Yachaks by his Quechua teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Page. He has also trained intensively with other elders from South and North America. The founder of and cofounder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on the faculty of New York Open Center. The author of The Gift of Shamanism, he lives in New York.


Acknowledgments Introduction: The Relevance of Shamanism By Itzhak Beery 1 The Three Stages of Spiritual Unfolding By Hank Wesselman 2 Shamanic Impact: From Child to Crone By Dana Jefferson 3 Urban Shamanism: Treating Depression Using Shamanic Healing Practices By Ellie Zarrabian 4 Shamanic Ecstasy By Alberto Villoldo 5 The Call to Service By Sandra Ingerman 6 Raptor Medicine: A Portal to Shamanic Beginnings By Thomas J. Mock 7 A Mountain's Light By Ginny Anderson 8 Journey about Love Doctoring By Katharine Weiser 9 A Most Extraordinary Vision on the Power Path By Jose Luis Stevens 10 Into the Red Path By Julian Katari 11 Mount Everest By Jan Engels-Smith 12 Rappers Don't Go on Meditation Retreats By Bezi 13 Moon Struck By Mama Donna Henes 14 A Lifetime of Awakenings By Tom Cowan 15 Encounters with an Ally Plant By Carol L. Parker 16 Call of the Ancestors By Phillip Scott 17 There's Been a Whole Lot of Grace By Reverend C. Ayla Joyce 18 An Experiential Journey toward Trust By Julie Dollman 19 Of Mountains and Men By Rebekah Brandon 20 Shamanism in the Amazon By Deborah Goleman Wolf 21 A Visit from Apo Lakay By Lane Wilcken 22 The Non-Dualism of Shamanic Psychotherapy By Joseph E. Doherty 23 Baby, I Was Born This Way By Linda Star Wolf 24 Shapeshifting: From Dying to Apprenticing By John Perkins 25 A Doorway Called Africa By Misha Hoo 26 Sacred Journey of a Lifetime By Holly Gray Schuck 27 A Pathway to Transformation By Raymond Nobriga 28 Shamanic Awakening By Nadiya Nottingham 29 A Luminous Re-Membering By don Oscar Manuel Miro-Quesada 30 My Shamanic Initiation: The Fire of Transformation By Mona Rain (Smith) 31 The Power Animal Experience By Debra Fentress 32 Pandora's Box By Wendy Whiteman 33 Sacred Place By Peter Brown 34 The Awakening of a Medicine Woman By Katherine Gomez 35 Warrior Wisdom By Colleen Deatsman 36 Spirit Chases Me By Randall Sexton 37 Shamanic Impact By Niramisa Weiss 38 Pine Spirit Medicine By Rita Baruss 39 Communal Song and the Art of Healing By Elizabeth Cosmos 40 Temples of the Earth By Zacciah Blackburn 41 Direct Dialogue with Mother Earth By Michele Gieselman 42 The Calling By Michael Drake 43 The Gifts of Shamanism By Pamela Albee 44 The Story of a Bear By Leon Sproule 45 The Soul Union Community By Johanna Lor Rain Parry 46 The Slow Build of a Shamanic Path By Lewis Mehl-Madrona 47 Northern Lights By Lynn Andrews Epilogue: Back Where It All Began By Itzhak Beery

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781620554753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781620554753
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 1620554755

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