finding life purpose through nature, ritual, and community
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Publisher: J P Tarcher
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche
Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher: New World Library
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.
Author: Stephanie Rose Bird
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Author: Douglas E. Thomas
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.
Author: Sheila D Miller
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.
Author: Bron Taylor
Publisher: A&C Black
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.
Nutzen Sie die Kraft des Universums.
Author: Daniel Reid
Healing from Suicide and Loss
Author: Robert Lesoine,Marilynne Chophel
Publisher: Parallax Press
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.
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
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.
Author: Gerald Monk,John Winslade,Stacey Sinclair
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.
das Leben eines afrikanischen Schamanen
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Category: Dagaaba (African people)
The Successful Black Magazine
Category: African American intellectuals
Rituale für ein anderes Miteinander
Author: Sobonfu E. Somé
Rituale, Natur und der Sinn des Lebens
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé
Author: Sandra Ingerman,Hank Wesselman
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
afrikanische Traditionen für die westliche Welt
Author: Malidoma Patrice Somé,Götz Ferdinand Kreibl
Category: Dagaaba (African people)
Weisheit, Macht und Gnade der Erdenwächter
Author: Alberto Villoldo
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
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.
die Liebe, die du suchst, ist in dir
Author: Iyanla Vanzant
Konservative deutsche Missionare in Tanzania 1900 bis 1940
Author: Fiedler, Klaus
Publisher: Luviri Press
The missionaries have often been accused of having destroyed African cultures, be it deliberately or because they did not understand. The author draws a very different picture in his study of a number of German missionaries in various parts of Tanzania, who had a high appreciation of African culture. He argues that acceptance of inculturation attempts do not depend on race but on role, and the same applies to both Black and White.