The healing wisdom of Africa

finding life purpose through nature, ritual, and community

Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé

Publisher: J P Tarcher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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The author relates the spiritual traditions and wisdom of his people, a West African tribe known for its healing powers, and shows readers how to use them to discover their own purpose and connect with their communities. Reprint.

Die Kraft gelebter Gegenwart

Author: Michael Brown

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364106919X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 5266

Angst, Wut, Trauer – negative Gefühle wie diese, zurückgehend bis in die Kindheit und längst vergessen geglaubt, beeinflussen täglich unser Erleben und hindern uns daran, absolut im Jetzt zu sein. Jeder Versuch, zu innerem Frieden und Gelassenheit zu gelangen, ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, solange diese Gefühle unterdrückt und ausgeblendet werden. Mit Hilfe Michael Browns 10-wöchiger Reise lernt der Leser, diese Hindernisse zu erkennen und anzunehmen, um schließlich im intensiven Erleben der Gegenwart anzukommen.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7832

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Chi-Gung ( Qi Gong).

Nutzen Sie die Kraft des Universums.

Author: Daniel Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548740379

Category:

Page: 421

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Soulcraft

Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche

Author: Bill Plotkin

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313571

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 2404

Since 1980, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding women and men into the wilderness — the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American West — but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft. There’s a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience our full membership in the more-than-human world. This journey to soul is a descent into layers of the self much deeper than personality, a journey meant for each one of us, not just for the heroes and heroines of mythology. A modern handbook for the journey, Soulcraft is not an imitation of indigenous ways, but a contemporary nature-based approach born from wilderness experience, the traditions of Western culture, and the cross-cultural heritage of all humanity. Filled with stories, poems, and guidelines, Soulcraft introduces over 40 practices that facilitate the descent to soul, including dreamwork, wilderness vision fasts, talking across the species boundaries, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based shadow work, and the arts of romance, being lost, and storytelling.

A Healing Grove

Author: Stephanie Rose Bird

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569763291

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 1549

Exploring the practical uses, spiritual traditions, and historical aspects of trees in the heritage of African Americans, this therapeutic guide offers ways to rediscover and implement natural practices in 21st-century daily life. As diverse as a sacred wood, topics covered include everything from hunting, gathering, and processing to natural divination, animal omens, oracles, signs, and forest medicine for wellness and beauty. This instructional meditation teaches African, Caribbean, and African American traditions, symbols, rituals, ceremonies, and healing techniques for better health, beauty, and quality of life.

African Traditional Religion in the Modern World

Author: Douglas E. Thomas

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476614768

Category: Religion

Page: 211

View: 8813

African traditional religion is a spiritual lifestyle followed by millions of people around the world. Some scholars argue it is related to the religion practiced by the African Egyptians during the Dynastic period. The Yoruba, Dagara, and Ibo cultures, particularly as they relate to cosmology, symbolism, and ritual, are fundamental to the traditional religious system. This study examines the nature of African traditional religion in an effort to determine the common attributes of the religion of the continent, focusing on the West African experience. This study analyzes concepts in African traditional religion by isolating key elements in the Yoruba, Dagara, and Ibo cultures. Principal elements isolated include sacrifice, salvation, revelation and divination, as well as African resilience in the face of invasions, colonization and various outside religious assaults. The study also considers the influence of Christianity and Islam.

Disability and the Black Community

Author: Sheila D Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135793360

Category: Medical

Page: 254

View: 1959

Increase your awareness of the concerns facing the black disabled community! Disability and the Black Community addresses physical, mental, and learning disabilities experienced across age, gender, and ethics groups by the black race in the United States. This unique book works to increase understanding and awareness of those working with the disabled by mobilizing advocates, providing alternatives for successful intervention and planning, and encouraging research in disability and rehabilitation. A distinguished panel of researchers and practitioners provide commentary on topics that include selected physical disabilities, disabled children learning and program concerns, welfare reform, public housing issues, domestic violence, and disability curriculum content—all in accordance with the broadening of the definition of disability as supported by the American Disabilities Act. Disability and the Black Community raises the level of understanding and awareness of the complex and diverse concerns facing the disabled and their families in the community and the workplace. The book is at once motivational, influential, and empowering, examining social and political issues that compound the ordeals confronting the black disabled. Topics addressed include: learning disabilities, academic achievements, and mental health issues of children health disparities and access to care welfare reform, disability, and race practice, program, and curriculum models and much more! Disability and the Black Community is an essential resource for health professionals and advocates who work with the black disabled. The book keeps practitioners up to date on what is needed in terms of funding, facilities, and resources in order to keep the larger society and significant resource systems appraised of the needs of the disabled.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Author: Bron Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441122788

Category: Religion

Page: 992

View: 3502

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.

Unfinished Conversation

Healing from Suicide and Loss

Author: Robert Lesoine,Marilynne Chophel

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006492

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 8456

Unfinished Conversations is a story of profound grief and the journey to healing that followed. Based on a journal Robert Lesoine kept during the two years following the suicide of his best friend, Unfinished Conversations will help readers through the process of reflecting on and affirming the raw immediacy of survivors’ emotions. Each short chapter focuses on a different aspect of the author’s experience as he transforms his anger and guilt to understanding and forgiveness. Licensed psychotherapist Marilynne Chöphel brings her professional background to Robert Lesoine’s deeply personal story to create an accessible path to self-directed healing based on mindful awareness and sound clinical practices. Readers work through their own grieving and healing process with end-of-chapter exercises and activities. An appendix and website, unfinishedconversation.com, provide additional resources to survivors. The tools and techniques in Unfinished Conversations will help readers release past trauma, honor their relationship with their lost loved one, and find greater perspective, meaning, and well-being in their lives.

Die Gabe des Glücks

Rituale für ein anderes Miteinander

Author: Sobonfu E. Somé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936937527

Category:

Page: 123

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The Handbook of Race and Adult Education

A Resource for Dialogue on Racism

Author: Vanessa Sheared,Juanita Johnson-Bailey,Scipio A. J. Colin, III,Elizabeth Peterson,Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470610671

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 1299

The Handbook of Race and Adult Education While much attention has been given to inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism within adult education, The Handbook of Race and Adult Education is the first comprehensive work to engage in a dialogue specifically about race and racism and the effect these factors have on the marginalization or oppression of groups and individuals. This landmark book provides the field of adult and continuing education with a model for the discussion of race and racism from social, educational, political, and psychological perspectives, and seeks to articulate a conceptual challenge to the ethnocentric focus of the discussion in the field. It offers adult education scholars, as well as those engaged in research and teaching about race, an opportunity to engage in a discourse about race and racism, including examinations of how these factors have been seen through multiple theoretical frameworks; how they have affected many lived experiences at work, home, and within educational settings; and how they have served to privilege some and not others. The book offers an exploration into how these factors need to be centered in a discourse and perspective that can provide those in the margins as well as in the center with ways to think about creating changes in their classrooms, communities, and homes. This volume is a timely addition to the intense racial debate occurring in this country today. It is a long overdue medium through which those in higher education, as well as the general adult education field, can engage in a discussion that leads to critical understanding and moves us into meaningful change.

New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling

Author: Gerald Monk,John Winslade,Stacey Sinclair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916763

Category: Psychology

Page: 510

View: 2454

Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.

Der schamanische Weg in die Tiefe der Seele

Author: Sandra Ingerman,Hank Wesselman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442220250

Category:

Page: 414

View: 1588

Ingerman ist eine der bekanntesten Vertreterinnen des modernen Schamanismus (vgl. "Heilung für Mutter Erde"; "Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Seele"). Als ausgebildete Paar- und Familientherapeutin verbindet sie alte schamanische Techniken mit modernen psychotherapeutischen Methoden. Vorliegende Medienkombination erschien 2010 erstmals als Hardcover u.d.T. "Die schamanische Erfahrung. Ein Weg in die Tiefe der Seele" (hier nicht angezeigt). Ingerman und Paläontologe Wesselman sowie 4 weitere Experten stellen - konzentriert um den Terminus "schamanische Reisen"--Die zentralen Themen der schamanischen Heilungs- und Transformationsrituale vor: u.a. die Heilkräfte der Natur zu nutzen, mit Träumen, Licht und Klang zu arbeiten und Tod und Sterben als Übergangsrituale zu ehren. Mit Übungen. Auf der Begleit-CD Trommel- und Rasselstücke zur Begleitung der meditativen schamanischen Reisen. - Grundlagentitel, der allerdings nicht als Selbsthilfemanual für Anfänger gedacht ist, sondern als Begleitmaterial zu einer fundierten Einweisung und Praxis in schamanische Rituale Sinn macht

Die Kraft des Rituals

afrikanische Traditionen für die westliche Welt

Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé,Götz Ferdinand Kreibl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783720521147

Category: Dagaaba (African people)

Page: 163

View: 1928

Die vier Einsichten

Weisheit, Macht und Gnade der Erdenwächter

Author: Alberto Villoldo

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641212073

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 1689

Alberto Villoldos staunenswertes, mitreißend geschriebenes Buch offenbart die geheimen Weisheitslehren der Erdenwächter, der indianischen Medizinmänner und -frauen Amerikas. Die vier Einsichten enthüllen, dass alle Schöpfung letztendlich aus Licht besteht – zum Leben erweckt durch die Kraft bewusster schöpferischer Absicht. Traditionelle schamanische Kulturen nutzten diese Erkenntnisse, um körperliche Krankheiten und seelische Leiden zu heilen und sogar den Alterungsprozess aufzuhalten. Tiefgründige philosophische Einsichten verbinden sich mit praktischen Übungsanleitungen für umfassende Heilung.

Vom Geist Afrikas

das Leben eines afrikanischen Schamanen

Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896314345

Category: Dagaaba (African people)

Page: 415

View: 923

Geborgen im Leben

Wege zu einem erfüllten Dasein

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler,Susanne Schaup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426872680

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 253

View: 6919