Sacred Journeys, Fires and Rites by Sacred Pathways Foundation for Shamanic Studies founded by Michael Harner "After having personally practiced shamanism, shamanic healing, and shamanic journeying for more than half a century, I can say that there is nothing I have encountered in reports of the spiritual experiences of saints, prophets, psychedelic drug experimenters, near death survivors, avatars and other mystics that is not commonly experienced when following classic journey methods using a drum." — Michael Harner Shamans are often called "seers" or "people who know" in their tribal language because they are involved in a system of knowledge based on first hand experience. Shamanism is not a belief system. It's based on personal experiments conducted to heal and to get information. People ask me, "How do you know if somebody's a shaman?" The three pillars of the Foundation are preserving, researching, and teaching shamanic knowledge. Join the Circle of the Foundation and be an integral part of preserving and passing on shamanic knowledge globally.
The Power of A Path with Heart A Beauty To Behold Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. As I reflect upon life, I am enchanted and awed by the observation that love is at the core of our existence here on planet earth. It’s the great paradox of life, these opposites. While I’m not suggesting I have the “answer” to this question, or even that there is an answer, I do know how I reconcile it. Sure, I can be a brat at times, can’t you? Long ago I grew tired of trying to be perfect. Being real, on the other hand, is appealing. A Path With Heart Recently I’ve been reading a book called Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken. The groups in this movement don’t fit the standard “model” of a movement. As I read, I realized Hawken is focusing on those who follow a path with heart. Hawken recounts narratives of imagination, conviction, and vision. Wrong is an addictive, repetitive story. Hawken talks about restoration, intention, and humanity. Coming Home To Love Love begins at home.
Following the Path with Heart - Toltec Wisdom These are times in the evolution of the human dream when many old mystery schools are opening their wisdom to the general population. Modern psychology is also developing more practical supports for emotional healing, and spiritual paths are accessible to more people. Books, magazines, television, and the Internet are bringing many alternatives into the awareness of a new audience. The increased awareness of the emotional suffering of humans, and the possibilities for healing, are both exciting and intimidating. With so many choices in so many fields, many people are left wondering which services, teacher, or path to use. Every path has its benefits; however, it is important not to choose based on the logic of your mind. Let your heart speak to you. Practice being in the state of love and acceptance. For the Toltec warrior, there is no greater creativity and play than to explore his mind's mitote, and transform old fear into new love.
shamanic Crystalinks Home Page Solar Healing Center Qigong Qigong, qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung (simplified Chinese: 气功; traditional Chinese: 氣功; pinyin: qìgōng; Wade–Giles: chi gong; literally: "Life Energy Cultivation") is type of spiritual practice intended to "align" body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "life energy". According to Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian philosophy, respectively, qigong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakens one's "true nature", and helps develop human potential. Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind. Over the centuries, a diverse spectrum of qigong forms developed in different segments of Chinese society. Etymology Main articles: Qi and Gongfu History and origins
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