As commonly presented the great battle between science and religion over evolution is intractable. This book maintains that the approaches both sides take in the debate drive most of the fury in the debate. Although the facts of evolution are beyond doubt, the big mistake that many scientists make is to present these facts using a materialistic premise that is not scientifically defendable.
The resulting model for evolution implies that humans arose on this planet merely by chance, that the value of our lives is based only upon the genes that we carry within us, and that our lives are essentially meaningless. Naturally religious people recoil in horror as such a bleak view of human existence.
A practical book on meditation and enlightenment, a must read for any spiritual seeker. A more poetic Eckhart Tolle; Kahlil Gibran meets Krishnamurti. Ilie Cioaras message is original and unique, as he never travelled to India and never belonged to any traditional school. By practicing the silence of the mind, through an all-encompassing attention, we discover and fulfill our innermost potential of becoming one with the divine spark that lies dormant within us.
"Having studied Ilie Cioaras inspired book, I am quite convinced that if its wonderfully wise contents are read diligently, and its prescribed practise is persistenly followed, then it will gradually and gracefully lead the fortunate reader to his or her own Self Realisation." Alan Jacobs, Poet and President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK
Everything shifts in the Caucasus, blown by some of the strongest winds on earth. Even the ground moves, splintered by fault lines. In early Georgian myths, it is said that when the mountains were young, they had legs – could walk from the edges of the oceans to the deserts, flirting with the low hills, shrouding them with soft clouds of love. (Griffin, 2001, p.2). But what about those aspects of life which remain relatively constant – the traditional practices of the mountain people, the practices that are reflected in their folktales and their folklore? It is these constants that this study concentrates on, in particular those that relate to shamanism.
If you are interested in ancient Shamanism, this is a must read. It is fascinating in its journey through the tales of Shamans and magic through Armenia, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
A shamanic journey is one that generally takes place in a trance state to the sound of a drumbeat, through dancing, or by ingesting psychoactive drugs, in which aid is sought from beings in other realities, generally for healing purposes or for divination. A shamanic story has either been based on or inspired by a shamanic journey, or one that contains a number of the elements typical of such a journey. In this collection of fascinating journeys and stories, Michael Berman reveals the healing nature of shamanic practice.
As I said in another review, I love story-tellers. Michael Berman has captured a treasure-house of shamanic magic. The stories are discussed and illustrated to dig beneath the surface. This is a glimpse into a timeless civilization and culture.
Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days
Forward by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Most of us are no strangers to health problems, illness, or pain, but what if there’s a solution to restore our well-being that doesn’t involve drugs, surgery, or other medical procedures?
Well, there is, and you’ll find it within your own body. That’s right! Your body has a built-in capacity to heal itself—a remarkable system of self-repair that works day in and day out—and improving its ability to heal is within your control.
Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality
In Resonance, internationally respected cell biologist and healing facilitator, Joyce Hawkes, Ph.D., offers the best of science, spirit, and storytelling. Richly detailed with Joyce’s experiences studying shamanic healing in South East Asia and stories of the people she has assisted back to health, this book will allow readers to explore their own ability to heal at every level. They will discover current research and fascinating findings about the language of their cells and how these tiny constituents of the body communicate, connect, and touch.
Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.
Like the shaman, the storyteller is a walker between the worlds, a mediator between our known world and that of the unknown – someone who is able to commune with dragons and elves, with faeries and angels, with magical and mythical beasts, with Gods and Goddesses, heroes and demons; someone who is able to pass freely from this world into those above and those below and to help us to experience those other realms for ourselves. He or she is not only the archetypal magician but also the archetypal guide. In Tales of Power Dr Michael Berman shares with the reader the craft of the storyteller along with many shamanic tales of power from around the world. The book also includes guidance on becoming a storyteller and using the story as ceremony.
Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.
As a caregiver for my mother, who was brilliant and now has Alzheimer's, this book interested me. Every time I have a "senior moment," I think, "Oh No! I'm going down the track my mother did." Not going to happen.
Everything we see and believe about our world, all that we consider to be true and real, depends on two factors: perception and interpretation. I offer ways to “apprehend,” or detect and comprehend, the nature of reality in expanding your healing practice through techniques combining the modalities of Reiki and shamanism to “see” the world as it really is, composed of infinite realities.
You may ask: How can “seeing” shamanically help me “see” the world? I can answer this best by offering an example:
Some years ago, I had a vision in Dreamtime that the sun was weeping. In this vision, seen while journeying, I was in space, and I could feel the power of the sun’s rays, the heat, the exciting energy of golden beams coming from the sun. But then, I felt a colder energy that was even more compelling. I saw blue energy, water, flowing from the face of the sun at the same time it was bathing me in golden light. The blue rays felt as if they were scraping away built-up angers and resentments, actually pulling out old hurts from deep within and washing them away.
21 December 2012 marks the start of a new 20-year transition period that takes us to 2032, when the new Golden Age truly begins. On the winter solstice of 2012 the planets Neptune, Pluto and Uranus are configured to interact. In Transition to the Golden Age in 2032: Worldwide Forecasts for the Economy, Climate, Politics and Spirituality (Findhorn Press $14.95), her sequel to 2012 & Beyond, Diana Cooper guides us through the changes we are likely to experience in this 20-year period. With specific information for each country and many cities this is the definitive guide to assist the reader in moving through the potential pitfalls of the transition years to reach the Golden Age.