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Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul

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The authors explain the techniques that shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits, and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents. Brief Description: The authors explain the techniques that shamans use to establish connections to...

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The authors explain the techniques that shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits, and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents.
Brief Description:
The authors explain the techniques that shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits. Practical exercises are provided using traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents, so that readers can explore the world of plant spirits and make allies of their own.

Review Quotes:
" Plant Spirit Shamanism takes readers into realms that defy rational logic and scientific theory, showing graphically that we humans are not the only intelligent life on this planet. From their extensive travels to indigenous cultures that understand life very differently from those in the ' developed' world, the authors reveal a wealth of plant knowledge that has been lost to Western civilization. This book is both a fascinating read and a considerable challenge to the orthodox mind."

Review Quotes:
" This is an incredible book, a book with depth that speaks to the soul. . . . The knowledge in this book could very easily be put to good use in everyday life, which makes it a 'keeper; for any healer's library."

Review Quotes:
" Plant Spirit Shamanism explores not the usual medicinal qualities of plants, but shamanic communications with the spirits of the plants themselves. . . . Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes."

Review Quotes:
" Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes."

Review Quotes:
" A practical and useful guide for healing on a deeper level, using Mother Nature's power."

Review Quotes:
& quot; Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes.& quot;

Review Quotes:
& quot; A practical and useful guide for healing on a deeper level, using Mother Nature's power.& quot;

Review Quotes:
& quot; This is an incredible book, a book with depth that speaks to the soul. . . . The knowledge in this book could very easily be put to good use in everyday life, which makes it a 'keeper; for any healer's library.& quot;

Review Quotes:
" Plant Spirit Shamanism explores not the usual medicinal qualities of plants, but shamanic communications with the spirits of the plants themselves. . . . Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes. " & nbsp;

Review Quotes:
& quot; Plant Spirit Shamanism takes readers into realms that defy rational logic and scientific theory, showing graphically that we humans are not the only intelligent life on this planet. From their extensive travels to indigenous cultures that understand life very differently from those in the ' developed ' world, the authors reveal a wealth of plant knowledge that has been lost to Western civilization. This book is both a fascinating read and a considerable challenge to the orthodox mind. "

Review Quotes:
"Plant Spirit Shamanism explores not the usual medicinal qualities of plants, but shamanic communications with the spirits of the plants themselves. . . . Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes."

Review Quotes:
"Plant Spirit Shamanism takes readers into realms that defy rational logic and scientific theory, showing graphically that we humans are not the only intelligent life on this planet. From their extensive travels to indigenous cultures that understand life very differently from those in the 'developed' world, the authors reveal a wealth of plant knowledge that has been lost to Western civilization.This book is both a fascinating read and a considerable challenge to the orthodox mind."

Jacket Description/Back:
INDIGENOUS CULTURES / HERBAL HEALING "Plant Spirit Shamanism takes readers into realms that defy rational logic and scientific theory, showing graphically that we humans are not the only intelligent life on this planet. From their extensive travels to indigenous cultures that understand life very differently from those in the 'developed' world, the authors reveal a wealth of plant knowledge that has been lost to Western civilization. This book is both a fascinating read and a considerable challenge to the orthodox mind." --Leo Rutherford, author of The Way of Shamanism and Your Shamanic Path In Plant Spirit Shamanism, Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing explore the use of one of the major allies of shamans for healing, seeing, dreaming, and empowerment--plant spirits. After observing great similarities in the use of plants among shamans throughout the world, they discovered the reason behind these similarities: Rather than dealing with the "medical properties" of the plants or specific healing techniques, shamans are communing with the spirits of the plants themselves. From their years of in-depth shamanic work in the Amazon, Haiti, and Europe, including extensive field interviews with master shamans, Heaven and Charing present the core methods of plant shamanism used in healing rituals the world over: soul retrieval, spirit extraction, sin eating, and the Amazonian tradition of pusanga (love medicine). They explain the techniques shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents so readers can explore the world of plant spirits and make them allies of their own. ROSS HEAVEN is a therapist and workshop leader specializing in personal development, healing, and shamanism. He offers indigenous medicine retreats and workshops worldwide. His books include The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja, Darkness Visible, and Vodou Shaman. HOWARD G. CHARING is a director of the Eagle Wing's Centre for Contemporary Shamanism, has taught at Dr. Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and leads workshops and medicine retreats in the United Kingdom, the Peruvian Amazon basin, and the Andes. Both authors live in England.

Table of Contents:
" Foreword "by Pablo Amaringo
"Preface" Sins, Souls, and Sun Flowers: Discovering the Power of the Plants by Ross Heaven
"Preface" The Call of the Plants by Howard G. Charing
"Introduction" The Way of the Plant Shaman
1 Nothing is Hidden: How Plants Heal
Exercise: A Journey to the Plants
Divining with Coca: An Interview with
an Andean Curandera
Exercise: Making an Offering
Exercise: Making Mojo
Exercise: The Effects of Loving Intent
2 The Shaman's Diet: Listening to the Plants
Exercise: How to Diet
3 Plants of Vision: Sacred Hallucinogens
An Interview with a San Pedro Maestro
Exercise: Dreaming the Great Spirit
Exercise: Discovering Your Ally's Song
Exercise: Creating a Seguro
Exercise: Maintaining the Sacred Communion:
Eating for a Healthy Neural Base
Exercise: Art and Action
4 Healing the Soul
Exercise: Removing Intrusions in the Body
Exercise: Returning Soul Energy
Exercise: Releasing the Soul Parts of Others
Exercise: The Quest for Vision
5 Pusangas and Perfumes: Aromas for
Love and Wholeness
Pusanga, the Fragrance of Love: An Interview
with Two Perfumeros
Exercise: Why Can't I Have What I Want?
Exercise: Making Pusanga
6 Floral Baths: Bathing in Nature's Riches
Baths in the Amazon: An Interview with a Shaman
Baths in Haiti: An Interview with a Leaf Doctor
Exercise: Love Bath (Haitian)
Exercise: Power Bath (Haitian)
Exercise: Soothing Bath (Peruvian)
Exercise: The Language of Flowers (American)
7 The Scream of the Mandrake
Exercise: Prescribing Plant Cures
"Appendix 1" A Caribbean Herbal
"Appendix 2 " A Peruvian Herbal
"Appendix 3" Hoodoo Oils
"Notes
Glossary
Index"

Biographical Note:
Ross Heaven is a therapist and workshop leader specializing in personal development, healing, and shamanism whose books include "The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja," "Darkness Visible," and "Vodou Shaman." Howard G. Charing is a director of the Eagle Wing's Centre for Contemporary Shamanism and has taught at Dr. Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He leads many workshops, including co-facilitated events with Ross Heaven and Leo Rutherford. Both authors live in England.

Review Quotes:
"Ross Heaven and Howard Charing create a cross-cultural distillation of plant shamanism to reveal the essential core of the techniques and the basis of the healing process."

Review Quotes:
"The book is not simply a dry academic discussion of these topics, although that alone would be intrinsically interesting. Instead, it provides cross-cultural perspectives on all aspects of plant-spirit based healing. . . . Whether you want to learn to practice plant-spirit medicine--or simply want to gain a better understanding of it--this book will be a useful addition to your botanical library."

Review Quotes:
"This is an incredible book, a book with depth that speaks to the soul. . . . The knowledge in this book could very easily be put to good use in everyday life, which makes it a 'keeper; for any healer's library."

Review Quotes:
""Plant Spirit Shamanism" explores not the usual medicinal qualities of plants, but shamanic communications with the spirits of the plants themselves. . . . Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes."

Review Quotes:
"[Ross Heaven and Howard Charing] explain the methods shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents, so readers can explore the world of plant spirits and make them allies of their own, through various dieting techniques. Books like these are pretty difficult to come across. This one outlines the practical instructions one can apply in a ritual context to that which you seek to attract into or repel from your life."

Review Quotes:
""Plant Spirit Shamanism" takes readers into realms that defy rational logic and scientific theory, showing graphically that we humans are not the only intelligent life on this planet. From their extensive travels to indigenous cultures that understand life very differently from those in the 'developed' world, the authors reveal a wealth of plant knowledge that has been lost to Western civilization.This book is both a fascinating read and a considerable challenge to the orthodox mind."

Review Quotes:
"A practical and useful guide for healing on a deeper level, using Mother Nature's power."

Review Quotes:
"Healers will find this essential to understanding plant processes."

Publisher Marketing:
An in-depth look at the role of plant spirits in shamanic rituals from around the world
- Shows how shamans heal using their knowledge of plant spirits as well as the plant's "medical properties"
- Explores the core methods of plant shamanism--soul retrieval, spirit extraction, and sin eating--and includes techniques for connecting with plant spirits
- Includes extensive field interviews with master shamans of all traditions
In "Plant Spirit Shamanism," Ross Heaven and Howard G. Charing explore the use of one of the major allies of shamans for healing, seeing, dreaming, and empowerment--plant spirits. After observing great similarities in the use of plants among shamans throughout the world, they discovered the reason behind these similarities: Rather than dealing with the "medical properties" of the plants or specific healing techniques, shamans commune with the spirits of the plants themselves.
From their years of in-depth shamanic work in the Amazon, Haiti, and Europe, including extensive field interviews with master shamans, Heaven and Charing present the core methods of plant shamanism used in healing rituals the world over: soul retrieval, spirit extraction, sin eating, and the Amazonian tradition of "pusanga" (love medicine). They explain the techniques shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents so readers can ex-plore the world of plant spirits and make allies of their own.

Contributor Bio: Heaven, Ross
Ross Heaven is a therapist and workshop leader in personal development and healing whose books include "Vodou Shaman, Darkness Visible, Spirit in the City, " and "The Journey to You." He teaches Darkness Visible workshops internationally and lives in England.

Contributor Bio: Charing, Howard G
Alice Iida MIA, HCCH is a holistic coach, educator, and writer. With more than fifteen years of experience in non-profit activism, international development, training, and education, she believes this is a critical time for us to make drastic economic, ecological, and social paradigm shifts. She is currently participating in the Game Changer Intensive, a global citizen leadership training. Her next literary project is a series of children's books based on the theme of eco-consciousness. Alice has a Master of International Affairs in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University, and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Contributor Bio: Amaringo, Pablo
Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009) trained as a curandero in the Amazon, healing himself and others from the age of ten, but retired in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher at his Usko-Ayar school in Pucullpa, Peru. The author of Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman, his art has been displayed throughout the world.

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