SECRETS OF THE TALKING JAGUAR MEMOIRS FROM THE LIVING HEART OF A MAYAN VILLAGE

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Secrets Of The Talking Jaguar

Author : Martin Prechtel
ISBN : UVA:X004608359
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A shaman and leader of the men's movement offers a glimpse into the complex culture of contemporary Mayan village life and spirituality
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Long Life Honey In The Heart

Author : Martín Prechtel
ISBN : 155643538X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Martín Prechtel continues the narrative of his unique life in Santiago, Atitlan in Long Life, Honey in the Heart, an eloquent memoir replete with the subtle intelligence and sophistication of Mayan culture. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Guatemala's political upheaval in the 1980s, this heady mix of magic, humor, and spirituality immerses the reader in the experiences of Mayan birth, courting, marriage, childrearing, old age, death, and beyond, using the true story of Prechtel's own family and friends.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Smell Of Rain On Dust

Author : Martín Prechtel
ISBN : 9781583949405
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Inspiring hope, solace, and courage in living through our losses, author Martín Prechtel, trained in the Tzutujil Maya shamanic tradition, shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise in our culture--how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly for the dead is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for living. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet, as Prechtel says, "Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses." Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. According to Prechtel, "When you have two centuries of people who have not properly grieved the things that they have lost, the grief shows up as ghosts that inhabit their grandchildren." These "ghosts," he says, can also manifest as disease in the form of tumors, which the Maya refer to as "solidified tears," or in the form of behavioral issues and depression. He goes on to show how this collective, unexpressed energy is the long-held grief of our ancestors manifesting itself, and the work that can be done to liberate this energy so we can heal from the trauma of loss, war, and suffering. At base, this "little book," as the author calls it, can be seen as a companion of encouragement, a little extra light for those deep and noble parts in all of us. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Kupilikula

Author : Harry G. West
ISBN : 0226894053
Genre : History
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On the Mueda plateau in northern Mozambique, sorcerers are said to feed on their victims, sometimes "making" lions or transforming into lions to literally devour their flesh. When the ruling FRELIMO party subscribed to socialism, it condemned sorcery beliefs and counter-sorcery practices as false consciousness, but since undertaking neoliberal reform, the party—still in power after three electoral cycles—has "tolerated tradition," leaving villagers to interpret and engage with events in the idiom of sorcery. Now, when the lions prowl plateau villages ,suspected sorcerers are often lynched. In this historical ethnography of sorcery, Harry G. West draws on a decade of fieldwork and combines the perspectives of anthropology and political science to reveal how Muedans expect responsible authorities to monitor the invisible realm of sorcery and to overturn or, as Muedans call it, "kupilikula" sorcerers' destructive attacks by practicing a constructive form of counter-sorcery themselves. Kupilikula argues that, where neoliberal policies have fostered social division rather than security and prosperity, Muedans have, in fact, used sorcery discourse to assess and sometimes overturn reforms, advancing alternative visions of a world transformed.
Category: History

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Shamanism

Author : Gini Graham Scott
ISBN : 9781440695780
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that shamans are also known as medicine men and women, who use the power of the mind and call on spiritual helpers to heal the afflicted. However, this ancient art has been put to more modern uses, including problem solving, empowerment, and personal mastery. But you don't have to trek through steamy Amazonian jungles or frigid Siberian tundra to become enlightened in the ways of shamanism! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism' will show exactly how to discover your own shamanic power and how that power will guide you in your everyday life! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Shamanic history, from its origins in Paleolithic times to its spreading influence today. -Power animals, where to locate them and how they communicate with you. -How to take a shamanic, travelling through the Lower, Upper, and Middle Worlds, and exploring your past or future. -Shamanic healing techniques in use with modern medicine.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Reviving Our Indigenous Souls

Author : Cathie G. Stivers
ISBN : 9781504395427
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Indigenous is neither a culture nor a people. Its a way. The indigenous way is the embodied ancient memory of how to be fully human, and its encoded in your soul, no matter who your ancestors are. Hidden deep and dormant within your indigenous soul is your identity and your lifes purpose, longing for you to remember them and put them into action. Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New can help you do both, as you learn the origin, meaning, and application of 31 common verbs that collectively capture what it means to be fully human; visualize via illustrated appendices the interplay of the physical and spiritual aspects of your indigenous soul at work; discover how ancient wisdom and timeless practices have already defined and shaped you and will forever do so; follow the cues for reflection to discern the meaning that each chapter brings to your own life; and engage in recommended practices to achieve success in reviving your own indigenous soul. At this unprecedented time in planetary and cosmic history, you are needed. You are whole and sufficient, gifted and powerful. You are enough, and you are called to go out into the world and be enough. Let Reviving Our Indigenous Souls remind you of the former and guide you through the latter.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Fearless Confessions

Author : Sue William Silverman
ISBN : 9780820331669
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Everyone has a story to tell. Fearless Confessions is a guidebook for people who want to take possession of their lives by putting their experiences down on paper--or in a Web site or e-book. Enhanced with illustrative examples from many different writers as well as writing exercises, this guide helps writers navigate a range of issues from craft to ethics to marketing and will be useful to both beginners and more accomplished writers. The rise of interest in memoir recognizes the power of the genre to move and affect not just individual readers but society at large. Sue William Silverman covers traditional writing topics such as metaphor, theme, plot, and voice and also includes chapters on trusting memory and cultivating the courage to tell one's truth in the face of forces--from family members to the media--who would prefer that people with inconvenient pasts and views remain silent. Silverman, an award-winning memoirist, draws upon her own personal and professional experience to provide an essential resource for transforming life into words that matter. Fearless Confessions is an atlas that contains maps to the remarkable places in each person's life that have yet to be explored.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Burden Of The Ancients

Author : Allen J. Christenson
ISBN : 9781477309971
Genre : Social Science
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In Maya theology, everything from humans and crops to gods and the world itself passes through endless cycles of birth, maturation, dissolution, death, and rebirth. Traditional Maya believe that human beings perpetuate this cycle through ritual offerings and ceremonies that have the power to rebirth the world at critical points during the calendar year. The most elaborate ceremonies take place during Semana Santa (Holy Week), the days preceding Easter on the Christian calendar, during which traditionalist Maya replicate many of the most important world-renewing rituals that their ancient ancestors practiced at the end of the calendar year in anticipation of the New Year’s rites. Marshaling a wealth of evidence from Pre-Columbian texts, early colonial Spanish writings, and decades of fieldwork with present-day Maya, The Burden of the Ancients presents a masterfully detailed account of world-renewing ceremonies that spans the Pre-Columbian era through the crisis of the Conquest period and the subsequent colonial occupation all the way to the present. Allen J. Christenson focuses on Santiago Atitlán, a Tz’utujil Maya community in highland Guatemala, and offers the first systematic analysis of how the Maya preserved important elements of their ancient world renewal ceremonies by adopting similar elements of Roman Catholic observances and infusing them with traditional Maya meanings. His extensive description of Holy Week in Santiago Atitlán demonstrates that the community’s contemporary ritual practices and mythic stories bear a remarkable resemblance to similar cultural entities from its Pre-Columbian past.
Category: Social Science

Holistic Nursing

Author : Barbara Montgomery Dossey
ISBN : 9781284072679
Genre : Medical
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Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition continues as the definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars. With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey’s Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
Category: Medical

Holistic Nursing

Author : Co-Director International Nurse Coach Association (Inca) Co-Director Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (Inccp) International Co-Director Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (Nigh) Director Holistic Nursing Consultants Barbara Montgomery Dossey
ISBN : 9781284072686
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Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition continues as the definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals. Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars. With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey s Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."
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