The Woman in the Shaman s Body

Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women. This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book.

Author: Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307571637

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today. Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women. This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, Tedlock–herself an expert in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the role of women in shamanism was misinterpreted and suppressed, and offers a dazzling array of evidence, from prehistoric African rock art to modern Mongolian ceremonies, for women’s shamanic powers. Tedlock combines firsthand accounts of her own training among the Maya of Guatemala with the rich record of women warriors and hunters, spiritual guides, and prophets from many cultures and times. Probing the practices that distinguish female shamanism from the much better known male traditions, she reveals: • The key role of body wisdom and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy • The female forms of dream witnessing, vision questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs • Shamanic midwifery and the spiritual powers released in childbirth and monthly female cycles • Shamanic symbolism in weaving and other feminine arts • Gender shifting and male-female partnership in shamanic practice Filled with illuminating stories and illustrations, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism today.

Reclaiming the Feminine

feminine as understood in Victorian conceptions of gender through his use of natural imagery . ... Chapter 3 posits the notion that Morris strove to reclaim his underlying femininity through art as part of his larger battle against the ...

Author: Scott Brennan-Smith

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Page: 300

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In the House of the Moon

A celebration of healing ways of women offers a philosophical and practical approach to wellness that integrates body, mind, and spirit and uses stories, myths, and parables to teach women to connect with the inherent strength and knowledge ...

Author: Jason Elias

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759523959

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 176

A celebration of healing ways of women offers a philosophical and practical approach to wellness that integrates body, mind, and spirit and uses stories, myths, and parables to teach women to connect with the inherent strength and knowledge of their bodies.



Reclaiming Your Feminine Power

But are we sacrificing our authenticity for the sake of their approval? In this book, the author talks about how women are done with downplaying their brilliance and sacrificing their true authentic happiness for the sake of "being good".

Author: Dori Belieu

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Page: 130

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We all want to be a "good girl". We want the love and praise of our parents, our families and those we care about the most. But are we sacrificing our authenticity for the sake of their approval? In this book, the author talks about how women are done with downplaying their brilliance and sacrificing their true authentic happiness for the sake of "being good". The Good Girl in you has many virtues, but she can also sabotage you! This book takes you on a soul-searching journey into the heart of your feminine power. You will meet both your inner Good Girl and your inner Diva, and learn how to strike a balance between these two powerful parts of you. Each chapter is a treasure hunt of self-discovery guiding you through 4 Good Girl Types and 8 Power Plays to reclaim your power, authenticity and sovereignty. By the end of the book, you will know exactly what you need to do to take your power back. Get ready to crack your Good Girl code!



Reclaiming Femininity

With teachings that lean strongly on relationship roles--focusing on the division of labor between task and relationship leaders--this book has also been called "the book feminists love to hate" and there's no doubt that its sequel is set ...

Author: Eusebio Jefferis

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Page: 288

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With teachings that lean strongly on relationship roles--focusing on the division of labor between task and relationship leaders--this book has also been called "the book feminists love to hate" and there's no doubt that its sequel is set to raise eyebrows, particularly at a time when gender norms and roles are a hot topic. This book is phenomenal. The artwork is beautiful and the content is inspiring and ultimately life-changing. I'm already reading it a second time and will be getting each of my daughters their own copy. These books have the power to inspire the most beautiful marriage even if your marriage is on the rocks.

Reclaiming the Feminine

Complete with teachings on the healing power of sex and practices to cultivate whole-body awareness and radical honesty, Reclaiming the Feminine offers a “rewilding process to get back to our essential natures.” As Johnson teaches, ...

Author: Kimberly Johnson

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ISBN: 168364848X

Category: Health & Fitness

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Sexuality and spiritual practice have been at odds for centuries. Kimberly Ann Johnson teaches us how to reconcile the two. How do you have sex that changes the world? Start with spirituality that includes your sexuality. “Feminine sexuality is the antidote to a profit-driven, shame-based, patriarchy that robs us all of our basic humanity,” explains author and Sexological Bodyworker Kimberly Ann Johnson. Sharing her experience as a trauma educator, somatic guide, and self-described “vaginapractor,” Johnson draws from a wealth of disciplines to help women claim their inner authority and be more effective at addressing these power dynamics in the world. In this six-session audio program, Reclaiming the Feminine: Embodied Sexuality as a Spiritual Practice, Johnson exposes the layers of separation—from misogyny and trauma to mass marketing and impossible standards of beauty—that have put women at odds with the inherent wisdom of their bodies. Now is the time to embrace a new vision of sexuality in all its forms. Complete with teachings on the healing power of sex and practices to cultivate whole-body awareness and radical honesty, Reclaiming the Feminine offers a “re-wilding process to get back to our essential natures.” As Johnson teaches, “Our work here is to reclaim parts of ourselves that may have been left behind when we attempted to fit into rigid boxes of what ‘spiritual’ looks like, or ‘good’ looks like. It takes real magic and power to be a woman who owns her body and mind.” This program shows us how.