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Native American Shamanism

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There have been many misconceptions about the nations of people who first roamed what is now called the United States.  Is a shaman a medecine mand and what does this mean?  What is a spirit guide and what is the ghost dance?  And who are some of the great spiritual leaders of our proud native american heritage?  

 

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You Can’t Call 911 in the Jungle | Singing to the Plants

You Can’t Call 911 in the Jungle | Singing to the Plants | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

In the wake of the recent tragedy at the Shimbre shamanic center in Peru, this article entitled "You Can't Call 911 in the Jungle" calls for a risk management plan for Ayahauasca centers.

 

In the jungle, you might be hours away by boat from medical services that may be less than optimal for many medical emergencies. In fact, you may be days away from even an ill-equipped local medical center.

 

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Who's Who in the History of Western Mysticism

A guide to the major mystics in the West, hyperlinked to web resources, with a short glossary and bibliography.

 


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Moses and Hallucinogens: Plant Spirit Shamanism From the Bible

Moses and Hallucinogens: Plant Spirit Shamanism from the Bible The worldwide media interest in Benny Shanon's paper about Moses and entheogens, is encouraging us to take a good and hard look at the roots of religions and the notion that they were...

 

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Notes of a botanist on the Amazon & Andes

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Richard Spruce, the author of Notes of a botanist on the Amazon & Andes 1849-1864 (now a free e-book), is credited with collecting the first botanical sample of ayahuasca.

 

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Living Shaman Museum

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The LIVING SHAMAN MUSEUM will make shamanism relevant to the modern word with live shamans who will demonstrate and educate on the relevance and necessity of shamanism and indigenous sustainable practices.

 

The museum's goal will be to keep alive the healing practices of shamanism of indigenous and modern cultures; to preserve and enliven shamanic art, ethnographic artifacts, archeological items, archival documents, sound and video recordings; to establish shamanic artifacts as art forms in the modern 21st century; to establish a living presence of modern shamans from around the globe to educate and demonstrate shamanic healing practices; to promote sustainable lifestyle and global practices based on indigenous wisdom; to provide a healing space and educational opportunities within the LIVING SHAMAN MUSEUM, and as out-reach; to actively demonstrate and promote shamanism as relevant and essential in today’s modern world; and to be the end-destination of practitioners and supporter of shamanism and the ecstatic arts all over the world.

 

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Urco - an archeological Inca sacred site

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Urco - an archeological Inca treasure is located near Calca, outside of Cusco.

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Understanding Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization

Understanding Chavín and the Origins of Andean Civilization | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Chavín was once compared to the Olmecs and depicted as the Mother Civilization of the Andes. The term Chavín has been applied to a developmental stage of Andean history, to an archaeological period, to an art style and to a hypothetical empire.  Chavín has been interpreted as a culture, a civilization and a religion.

 

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Texas A&M, University of Mississippi Collaborate To Harness Medicinal Benefits Of Plants | TAMUtimes

Texas A&M, University of Mississippi Collaborate To Harness Medicinal Benefits Of Plants | TAMUtimes | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Scientists at Texas A&M University and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), along with colleagues at six other national and international institutions, have developed new resources poised to unlock yet another door in the hidden garden of medicinal plants...

 

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The Role of Natural Plant Hallucinogens in Modern Shamanic Practice

The Role of Natural Plant Hallucinogens in Modern Shamanic Practice | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

This article, written by Simon Robinson, a psychologist and author after having read many varying opinions on the Shaman group on Facebook regarding the use of ayhauasca and other plant medicine.

 

 

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Anthropologist, Filmmaker, Photographer
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Plants For A Future : 7000 Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants

Plants For A Future : 7000 Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

7000 rare and unusual plants with edible, medicinal or other uses. 

 

 

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Why Mysticism Matters

Why Mysticism Matters | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The transformative power of mystical experiences is that they can convey to us that no matter what happens to our bodies and personalities in the world of time and space, mysteriously, everything is always OK.

 

 

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Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazonian Rainforest

Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazonian Rainforest | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Plant Spirit Medicine of the Amazonian Rainforest (Medicine for the soul… and a challenge for the rational mind.)...

 

 

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Jay Griffiths - Forests of the mind

Jay Griffiths - Forests of the mind | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A wonderf article about shamanism, a healing trip to Peru, artists and metaphor, which the author likens to the greatest human gift - "carrying a cargo of meaning across the oceans that divide us"

 

 

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Carlos Castañeda: The teachings of a separate reality

Carlos Castañeda: The teachings of a separate reality | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Some musings about he teachings of Don Juan.

 

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Entheogens and the Mystical State: Christopher Altman

Many traditions throughout history have employed the use of plant sacraments to achieve a level of intense spiritual awareness, the mystical experience. This paper examines a few of the most prominent traditions, and compares the experience with that of the classical mystical experience. Christopher Altman

 

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The Magical World of Pablo Amaringo

The Magical World of Pablo Amaringo A Talk by Peter Cloudsley at the Globetrotters Club, London 2012...

 

Pablo Amaringo, perhaps the world's most renowned visionary painter, practiced as a shaman until 1978.  After which he dedicated his time to painting.  He was self-taught, born in the remote amazon, and painted his visions he saw while drinking 

 

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Rituals of the Modern Maya

By studying modern Maya religious practices, archaeologists and anthropologists are beginning to gain critical insight into rites often depicted in ancient Maya art.

 

In recent years, archaeologists and anthropologists have opened a dialog with those who practice the old ways, and are coming to realize just how much ritual from the days of antiquities has survived.

 

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Journal of Cosmology

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A major theme of Andean cosmology appears to be shamanic transcendence and transformation involving the three worlds of the cosmos.

 

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Spirit Plant Medicine Conference - UBC, Vancouver, October 26~28, 2012

A conference in Vancouver, BC about Sacred Plant Medecine featureing guest speakers like Steven Beyer author of Singing to the Plants.

 

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Andean Cosmology by James Q. Jacobs

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A discussion of the prehistoric Andean cosmogonic viewpoint and related traditions. 

 

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Claudio Naranjo - Ayahuasca Ele Enrededora Del Rio Celestial

Claudio Naranjo - Ayahuasca Ele Enrededora Del Rio Celestial | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A panel discussion (in spanish) surrounding the medical and psychotherapeutic use and potential of ayahuasca 

 

 

 

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Literary Review: ‘The Religion of Ayahuasca’ by Alex Polari De Alverga

Literary Review: ‘The Religion of Ayahuasca’ by Alex Polari De Alverga | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Originally published in 1999 under the title ‘Forest of Visions: Ayahuasca, Amazonian spirituality, and the Santo Daime Tradition’; this edition, published under the new title ‘The Religion of Ayahuasca – The Teachings of the Church of Santo Daime’, came out in 2010. The author, Alex Polari De Alverga, tells the story of his own experiences with Santo Daime, alongside the history, and his relationship with, one of its leading members Sebastião Mota de Melo.

 

 

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The Importance of Using Scientific Principles in the Development of Medicinal Agents from Plants

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Q’eros: A Study in Survival - The Path of the Sun

Q’eros: A Study in Survival  - The Path of the Sun | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A Study in Survival is a paper written by Photographer and Filmmaker John Cohen. In 1957 John spent seven months in Peru studying the people and taking photographs.

 

 

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