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The archetypal energies of the insect Wisdomkeepers can guide us onto new paths of healing and transformation. Discover the consciousness-activating patterns in the flight of Honeybee, the transformative chrysalis of Butterfly, the creative weavings of Spider, and the alchemical recycling of Earthworm. Each chapter includes practices to help us embody...
The archetypal energies of the insect Wisdomkeepers can guide us onto new paths of healing and transformation. Discover the consciousness-activating patterns in the flight of Honeybee, the transformative chrysalis of Butterfly, the creative weavings of Spider, and the alchemical recycling of Earthworm. Each chapter includes practices to help us embody the wisdom of these humble teachers.
Linda Star Wolf, Ph.D., founder and president of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, is the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork Process and the author of several books, including "Visionary Shamanism." She lives at Isis Cove Retreat Center near Asheville, North Carolina. Anna Cariad-Barrett, D.Min., is a shamanic counselor, environmental education consultant, and faculty member at Venus Rising University. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Reveals spiritual lessons from insect archetypes of the Medicine Wheel"--Provided by publisher.
Includes "Cricket Chorus Meditation" CD-ROM, by Jim Wilson.
""Sacred Medicine of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm, and Spider" is a beautiful and significant book."
"A refreshing dive into the living experience of Native American spirituality by two of the finest living translators of these traditions. How can one not love this book?"
"According to the authors, 'insect wisdom' is magic waiting to happen, as we learn to honor their creative tendrils into the collective web of life. Here we are shown the value of these tiny creatures and how to embody them into our world. From the earthworm to the butterfly, including vibration healing stories about the medicine wheel, and everywhere within the vast sphere of these items, we are pointed to the divine and a lesson that can be learned from each. "
"All of life is interrelated and interconnected, and this amazing book shows how and why that will impact your life."
"In this inspirational book bursting with ancient wisdom, we are reminded that some of the greatest examples of transformation occur in some of the smallest creatures upon the planet, such as the Honeybee, the Spider, the Worm, and the Butterfly. Together, like the medicine wheel, they remind us that life consists of continual cycles of creativity and change."
"Linda Star Wolf and Anna Cariad-Barrett bring a unique and fresh perspective to the teachings of the medicine wheel. By weaving together the lessons of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm, and Spider, the authors show how essential these teachings are in understanding transformation and evolution. This is a beautiful, inspirational, and powerful book!"
"Please get this book and get back in touch with your mother--Nature. Reading about the sacredness of our earth creatures, the wild soul within you is ignited. Come to life! For anyone who wants to sustain themselves and the earth, this book is the medicine."
"The authors weave a fascinating tapestry of insight, arriving at the sacred consciousness of our interconnection with the innate wisdom, power, and love carried forward by early creation. A magical journey comes alive to the reader, quite an experiential book to read!"
"The medicine wheel is a powerful and tangible path that has long been the basis for many people's spiritual walk. Star Wolf and Anna now offer a new dimension to these ancient teachings with the Instar Medicine Wheel. This is sure to be a great new tool in anyone's medicine bag."
"These insects teach us about renewal, strength, and illumination. As you journey through the pages of this wonderful book, may the shaman in all of you awaken to the beauty and power of the insect kingdom."
"This unique book of spiritual lessons from insect archetypes of the Medicine Wheel reveals the sacred wisdom inherent in Honeybee's pollinating, Butterfly's transformation, Spider's weaving, and Earthworm's recycling. It provides experiential practices, such as Shamanic Breathwork journeys, to connect with insect teachers and harness their consciousness-activating patterns."
"We live in a time where increasing numbers of people are turning once again toward the complex library of Nature, within which everything is true. The authors are to be commended for they have created sacred medicine to help us access those natural truths for guidance and wisdom."
"What a marvelous window this book provides into the magic, medicine, and mystery of the earth's smallest creatures and their connection not only to us but also to the stars. The visionary authors of "Sacred Medicine of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm, and Spider" show us how these teachers are guiding us to our greater humanity."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-223) and index.; Reveals spiritual lessons from insect archetypes of the Medicine Wheel--Provided by publisher..
Table of Contents:
Foreword / Nicki Scully -- Preface -- Anna's Journey -- Birthing the Instar Medicine Wheel -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Illuminating the Instar Medicine Wheel -- 1. The Medicine Wheel -- Ancient and Contemporary -- 2. The Shaman's Path -- Linking Nature and Soul -- 3. Earthworm -- Transforming the Past into a Foundation for New Creations -- 4. Honeybee -- Embodying the Bliss of Sacred Union, Service, and Creativity -- 5. Butterfly -- Transforming Ourselves to a Higher Octave of Purpose -- 6. Spider -- Becoming the Ancestral Creator, Weaver of Cosmic Dreams -- 7. Cicada and Dragonfly -- Exploring Our Depths and the Stars as Visionary Shamans -- 8. Grasshopper, Cricket, and Katydid -- Integrating Unity and Diversity in the Heart -- 9. The Instar Energetic Matrix -- A Path to Healthy Embodiment of Our Divine Potential -- 10. Grace in Daily Life -- Creating Community with Insects and Related Animals -- 11. Vibrational Healing Medicine and Stories of the Instar Medicine Wheel -- Conclusion -- Connecting with a Vast Network of Light -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the CD.
This title provides experiential practices, such as shamanic breathwork journeys, to connect with insect teachers and harness their consciousness-activating patterns. It shows how Dragonfly, Cicada and Cricket connect us with the Great Star Nations, the depths of Mother Earth and the music of life.
Contributor Bio: Wolf, Linda Star
Linda Star Wolf is the founder of Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts. She is a shamanic guide who has led transformational workshops in the United States and abroad since 1984, and is co-author of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt. She lives in North Carolina.
Contributor Bio: Cariad-Barrett, Anna
Anna Cariad-Barrett, D.Min., is a shamanic counselor, environmental education consultant, and faculty member at Venus Rising University. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.