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Weather Shamanism: Harmonizing Our Connection with the Elementsby Nan Moss
Synopses & Reviews
Creating an alliance and working partnership with the spirits of weather to restore well-being and harmony to Earth and ourselves
• Reveals that, intentionally or not, we affect the weather not only through our actions but also through our thoughts and emotions
• Explains shamanic techniques for working with the spiritual nature of weather
• Special section on “weather dancing” details both its ceremonial and therapeutic aspects
With the growing consensus that global warming is a fact comes the realization that the increasingly violent weather we are experiencing is its chief manifestation. Each storm, each flood, each blizzard seems to break 100-year-old records for both intensity and damage. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases may be too little, too late.
Through a unique blend of anthropological research, shamanic journeys, and personal stories and anecdotes, Moss and Corbin show how humans and weather have always affected each other, and how it is possible to influence the weather. They present teachings directly from the spirits of weather that show how our thoughts and emotions affect weather energetics. They also reveal the ceremonial and therapeutic aspects of “weather dancing,” a practice used to communicate with the weather spirits.
Weather Shamanism is about transformation--of ourselves, and thus our world. It is about how we can develop an expanded worldview that honors spiritual realities in order to create a working partnership with the spirits of weather and thereby help to restore well-being and harmony to Earth.
Through anthropological research, shamanic journeys, and anecdotes, Moss and Corbin show how humans and weather have always affected and influenced each other. As global warming worsens, creating an alliance with weather spirits can help restore harmony between humankind and the Earth.
About the Author
Nan Moss has been a faculty member of Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 1995 and also teach courses at Esalen Institute in California and the New York Open Center. She has been researching and teaching the spiritual aspects of weather since 1997 and has a private shamanic practice located in Port Clyde, Maine.David Corbin (1953-2014) was a faculty member of Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies from 1995 to 2014 and also taught courses at Esalen Institute in California and the New York Open Center. He and Nan Moss began researching and teaching the spiritual aspects of weather in 1997 and had a private shamanic practice located in Port Clyde, Maine.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE CALL
1 The Door Blows Open
2 A Different View--A New Story
3 Changing the Weather: Is It Real?
4 Stepping Through: We Find and Cross the Threshold
PART TWO: THE SPIRITUAL NATURE OF WEATHER
5 The Middle World: Home of Weather
6 Form: Life Force and Its Transformations in the Middle World
7 What Is Weather? Emotion, Reciprocity, and Change
8 Chaos, Order, and Power at Work: Weather in the Middle World
9 The Faces of Weather
10 The Sacred Nature of Storm
PART THREE: WEATHER SHAMANISM
11 Enlivened Relationship with Nature: The Way In
12 The Dance of Power: First Steps
13 To Honor Hurricane: A Divine Tempest
14 Weather Working: A Closer Look
PART FOUR: THE PRACTICE OF WEATHER DANCING
15 Weather Dancing: Metaphor for a Spiritual Practice
16 Ceremony: Dance of Alignment
17 Ethics of Weather Working
18 Healing with Weather
19 Carrying On
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