Explore Your Individuality Through the Native American Medicine Wheel
Author: Kenneth Meadows
Pubpsher: Random House
Native Americans had a close affinity with the earth and an understanding of the natural forces which shaped their environment. They recognised that not only were our physical bodies composed of the elements of the earth but our core personalities also were influenced by seasonal characteristics and by the tides of time governed by the Sun and the Moon. The time of birth was no chance happening of fate, but an indication of personality traits and inherent potentials we were each born with to meet the challenges of life. The key to exploring your individuality is a Birth Totem - an animal representation which indicates the characteristics and attributes which combined together comprise your 'medicine' - your inner power and resources. Learn how to: - Identify your own Birth Totem - Connect yourself to your true potential - Discover your life purpose and learn how to fulfil it - Explore all aspects of your life including health and relationships.
The true spirit of Native American ways of knowing shines through in these heartfelt meditations, poems, and stories. In 364 daily offerings organised according to the cycles of the moon, Jamie Sams offers stirring and poetic insights into the spirituality of the earth, connecting with our communities, and our own soul journeys. Based on Native American creeds and legends, these meditations cut to the heart with their honesty, beauty, and authenticity. Sams teaches such grounded lessons as how to face an unknown future with confidence and conviction, how to rediscover the joy of curiosity, and how to develop a true intimacy with nature.
Earth medicine is a personality profile system based on birthdate and the Native American Medicine Wheel. The ancient teachings of shamans are applied to success in work, happiness, and love. Each volume in The Little Library of Earth Medicine series relates to a different birth time, exploring suitability with other types of people. Spiritual guideposts for each birth type are detailed, such as appropriate trees, animals, and colors. Full color.
Original tales inspired by Native American and Norwegian folklore that highlight the wisdom of the divine natural world • Shares unique stories about Earth Medicine and animal magic, inspired by the author’s unusual Native American (Hopi) and Norwegian upbringing • Interwoven with ancient teachings and everyday practical applications of Earth Medicine, such as grounding and dream interpretation • Each tale is beautifully illustrated with the author’s original art, which promotes spiritual understanding and the power of the Earth’s healing properties • Paper with French flaps Drawing on both her Native American (Hopi) heritage and her Norwegian upbringing, renowned mystic and intuitive healer Sonja Grace shares original wisdom tales, received through her heart and soul, to take you on a journey into the magic of Raven and Bear and the healing power of Earth Medicine. Featuring Sonja’s distinctive and beautiful artwork, each story is embedded with ancient teachings to inspire you to live closer to the Earth. The fables include powerful examples of animal magic and everyday, practical applications of Earth Medicine, such as simple energy exercises, dream interpretations, Earth Medicine prayers and meditations, and using medicinal plants to manage negative energies. As background to the stories, Sonja reveals parallels between Norse mythology and Native American traditions and explores the symbology of animals and the recurring central theme of the tension between light and darkness. In Norse myth, the great god Odin, for instance, is often accompanied by Ravens. These birds are considered manifestations of the Valkyries, the goddesses who brought brave soldiers to Valhalla, while in Native American traditions, the Raven is viewed as a trickster or messenger, a magical creature with the ability to shapeshift into a human or animal, yet also portrayed as a hero overcoming adversity. The Bear on the other hand can embody the healer who grounds our energy and removes illness or can represent the inner part of us that has faith. In one fable, Sonja brings Bear to life as a mythical creature singing songs to bring in the light, reflecting the powerful lesson that by using our voice and speaking the truth we can hold darkness at bay. Throughout all of the stories, Raven and Bear teach us to be responsible for our actions and develop spiritual accountability. By sharing these tales of Earth Medicine, Sonja offers not only a path of reconnection with the Earth but also medicine for the soul. She shows how the Earth works in unity within herself and provides a warehouse of knowledge for all who live upon her.
"When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world - which is saying the same thing. Human beings destroy their ecology at the same time as they destroy one another. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Shambala - The Sacred Path of the Warrior.
Earth Medicine and Healing Stones starts from a very simple premise: the health and well-being of body, mind, and spirit that we are looking for is dependent upon our relationship with the earth on which we live. Modern life can easily lead to anxiety and stress, even mental and physical exhaustion. To regain our balance and refocus our energies, author Carollanne Crichton outlines, simple, meaningful and gentle practices, including meditation, yoga and chakra work. She particularly emphasizes healing stone massage, and, offers, as well, a practical philosophy that can form the basis of a more fully engaged life.
Pubpsher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Plant lovers and herbalists will relish these beautifully illustrated, expert, and loving descriptions of 33 common healing plants. For each, there’s information on the variety’s medicinal properties and historical background. Learn how to collect, propagate, and harvest herbs. Recipes guide you in using these miraculous plants in delicious dishes, in healing preparations, and in cosmetics.