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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Gini Graham Scott
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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 journey—traveling through the Lower, Upper, and Middle Worlds, and exploring your past or future.
--Shamanic healing techniques in use with modern medicine.
Achieve fulfillment and healing in mind, body, and spirit, the Shamanic way.<P>-- Since bestselling author Carlos Castaneda turned millions on to Shamanism, this spiritual religion continues to grow and flourish.<P>-- The California-based Foundation for Shamanic Studies receives 10,000 visitors a year, who take the center's rigorous training in core shamanism.<P>Over tens of thousands of years, our ancient ancestors all over the world discovered how to maximize human abilities of mind and spirit for physical and spiritual healing and problem solving. The remarkable system of methods they developed is today known as "shamanism, " a term that comes from a Siberian tribal word for its practitioners. Shamans are a type of medicine man or woman especially distinguished by the use of "journeys" to hidden worlds otherwise mainly known through myth, dream, and near-death experiences. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Shamanism will explore the many complex issues associated with Shamanism — how shamanism can help you, sources of shamanic power, and most importantly, how to embark on a shamanic journey, the true heart and soul of shamanism.
About the Author
Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., is the author of 35 books including The Power of Fantasy, Mind Your Own Business: The Battle for Personal Privacy, Secrets of the Shaman, Shamanism and Personal Mastery, Shamanism for Everyone, and Shaman Warrior. She has appeared on such television programs as Oprah, CNN Talk Back Live, and The O’Reilly Factor.
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