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Winds - Meaning of Winds in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)

Winds - Meaning of Winds in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online) | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
Winds: Biblical Meaning of Winds in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Bible History Online)
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Doing research for my new book, When the Wind Blows has taken me to unusual places to learn about the winds.

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Earthsong Healing Circles: Medicine Wheel Wisdom

Earthsong Healing Circles: Medicine Wheel Wisdom | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
Medicine Wheel Wisdom
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I enjoyed this overview of the medicine wheel from several traditions.

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40 Areas of Inner Intelligence of the Body

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Stumbled across this while doing research form my book..Found it fascinating.

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The Secret Mind - How Your Unconscious Really Shapes Your Decisions

Fueled by powerful neuroimaging technology, questions about how we make snap decisions, why we feel uncomfortable without any obvious causes, what motivates us, and what satisfies us are being answered not through lying on a couch and exploring...
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Came across this when searching for some back up for my editor on my book.

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Plants Know Best: Healing from the Inside Out.

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Plants Know Best: Healing from the Inside Out.
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Auyasca known to Shamans as the Vine of Death. What is at stake? The crazy stories we hang onto.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:22 PM

Another insight about healing.

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The Quantum Physics of Free Will: Scientific American

Do we have autonomy, or are our choices preordained? Is that a false choice? And what, if anything, does physics have to say about that?
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More research for my book on returning to natural compass for living life in harmony.  Perhaps I need a new topic, but in the meantime I will keep it here.

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All About Sea Ice, Indigenous Knowledge :: National Snow and Ice Data Center

All About Sea Ice, Indigenous Knowledge :: National Snow and Ice Data Center | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
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Understanding our relationship between weather and our humanity is a critical first step towards living a more balanced life.

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How a Tornado Can Destroy a House

How a Tornado Can Destroy a House | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
When powerful tornadoes strike, like they did all across the South last week, they can wreak utter havoc in mere moments. We break down how the vigorous winds and bizarre pressure gradients of a tornado tear a house apart, second by second.
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How does this fit with Practical Shamanism.  According to many indigneous leaders we are suffering from a disconnect with nature. I am researching the wind as a metaphor and force of nature. I found this article fascinating, and it did not fit anywhere else at the moment.

 

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Will Life as We Know It End This Week? ~ Renee Baribeau

Will Life as We Know It End This Week? ~ Renee Baribeau | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
Will Life as We Know It End This Week? ~ Renee Baribeau
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The last great shift happened over 600,000 years ago..Will life as we know it come to an end?

Perhaps, to many people, the idea of shifting from a masculine outlook to a feminine perspective is catastrophic. Truthfully, who among us likes to surrender power and authority?

According to the indigenous wisdom keepers, the last large 28,000-year cycle has been overshadowed by the masculine. Commonly accepted masculine traits include strength, logic, home-building, ambition, outspokenness, assertiveness—basically, being the one who provides.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:52 AM

It is not the end. It is just the darkness before the dawn. Only you can decide what kind of day you want it to be.

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Awaken Your Divine Self

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Join us in a World-Wide Ceremony on 12/21/2012 at 11:11 am (pst) as we usher in the shift and merge with the energies of the Divine Feminine. We have assembled spiritual leaders  from  ma...
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Sacred Plant Medicine Mexico May 2013 | The Practical Shaman

Sacred Plant Medicine Mexico May 2013 | The Practical Shaman | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it

A heart awakening trip where the community accepts you as one of theri own.

 

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That Mysterious Flow, by Paul Davies at American Buddha Online Library

As I research for my new book, my editor is a stickler on my invention of facts to support my discourse. Found this article interesting about time.

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9 Lessons I’ve learned from running a Spiritual Based Organization

9 Lessons I’ve learned from running a Spiritual Based Organization | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
Last night I passed along the wand of healing to another community member. It was time to move on and give away the network I had spent eight years building. I funded it with my sweat along with th...
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The gifts and lessons I have learned from caretaking our wellness community, as well as the role I’ve played as a resource for those seeking the services of the network.

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Divine Origin of Five Elements

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With Closer inspection, the roots of Shamanism go even deeper into the earth than earlier suspected.

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A Shamanic Perspective on Health and Healing.

A Shamanic Perspective on Health and Healing. | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
The Practical  Shaman's view on Health 1. Wellness is an ongoing process of maintaining balance in your mental, physical and spiritual bodies. 2. Most illnesses are caused by disharmony is one of t...
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Often Healing does not mean curing. How does a Shaman Compliment the Medical Community.

 

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When the Wind Stops Blowing

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Whenever I take a stroll in a desert and the wind suddenly kicks up, scattering grains of sand across my boots, I realize that change is in the air. I may even turn back and head home if the West W...
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A glimpse at our Emotional Landscapes when the wind ceases to blow.

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Leave No Dolphin Behind: Dolphin Pod Carries Injured Member Until She Stops Breathing

Watch these dolphins try to save their injured friend

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera , Lisa Labon
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This is how we could be a better member of our tribe.

 

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Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain: Scientific American

Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain: Scientific American | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
A study links life-changing religious experiences, like being “born again,” with atrophy in the hippocampus
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Working on my new book, I am deep in to the area of brain and mind science. As a shaman who has experience a spiritual awakening I am curious.

 

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All About Sea Ice, Dynamics :: National Snow and Ice Data Center

All About Sea Ice, Dynamics :: National Snow and Ice Data Center | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
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The wind can move ice. What does it do in our lives?

 

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Looking Back

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As the last guest left, and the front gate latch clicked shut on December 21, my mind jumped ahead in time and asked, “What’s next?” Living in a society that relies on future even...
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Having solid rituals in place for the New Year is one way to guarantee that you will start the new year fresh. What motivates your life?

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Awakening the Divine or Doomsday? You Decide!

Awakening the Divine or Doomsday? You Decide! | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it
The idea of shifting from a forceful masculine energy to a nurturing feminine perspective might be terrifying to many. How many of us truly enjoy submitting to power and authority? According to ind...
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As we end the Mayan Calendar, what now? This is a great thought provoking peek the new feminine.

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Awaken Your Divine Self

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Join us for a world-wide ceremony to usher in the shift. 2/21/2012 at 11:11 as we merge with the energies of the Divine Feminine. We have gathered nine spiritual leaders who will offer a four-five ...
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NEWS: Q'eros Photos to Appear at El Museo Del Arte Contemporaneo Del Cusco - The Path of the Sun

NEWS: Q'eros Photos to Appear at El Museo Del Arte Contemporaneo Del Cusco - The Path of the Sun | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it

Anthropologist and filmmaker Seti Gershberg has announced that he will be exhibiting 10 photos of Q'eros children at the Museo Del Arte Contemporaneo Del Cusco as part of a larger exhibit featuring paintings and digital prints by Peruvian artist Martha Morales Polar who's theme is Children...


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Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans

Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans | Practical Shamanism | Scoop.it

The reason I am writing by new book is that energy healing is needed now more than ever. Americans are taking antidepressants in astounding numbers.

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