9781591432371

Trance Journeys of the Hunter-Gatherers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781591432371

  • ISBN10:

    1591432375

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/24/2016
  • Publisher: Bear & Co

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Summary

Regaining oneness with the Earth through the practice of ecstatic trance

• Explains how the shamanic techniques of ecstatic trance allow us to connect with animal spirit guides, shape-shift, and discover ways to help heal the Earth

• Shows how to create personal rituals to maintain oneness with the Earth and all life

• Illustrates trance postures and rituals from a variety of hunter-gatherer societies, including ancient Celtic, Norse, Native American, and South American traditions

Early man ran with the animals, lived with the animals, and was one with the wild symphony of the natural world--a time fondly remembered as the Garden of Eden, or Idunn as it is known in Norse mythology. But as humanity shifted from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one of farming and cities, embracing the modern worldview of man’s superiority over nature, we began ignoring our innate connection with the Earth. Now we are waking up to what we’ve lost, yearning to heal our relationship with the Earth and rekindle the oneness with nature that we naturally enjoyed as children.

Drawing on the work of Felicitas Goodman, Thomas Berry, Ervin Laszlo, and other important voices calling for recognition of our connection with all life, author Nicholas Brink shows how ecstatic trance can return us to profound union with our Great Mother, the Earth. He details the specific healing and spiritual powers of trance postures and rituals from a variety of hunter-gatherer societies, including ancient Celtic, Norse, Native American, and South American traditions. He explains how the shamanic techniques of ecstatic trance allow us to access waking-dreamlike visions where we can connect with animal spirit guides, the six directions, and the seasons and discover ways to help heal the Earth. We can shape-shift to see through the eyes of each species of flora and fauna, interacting with life-forms in the skies, on land, in the seas, and underground, as well as journey to the realm of the dead to meet our ancestors.

Sharing personal trance experiences of healing, spiritual connection, and divination, Brink shows how these practices enable us to create personal rituals to maintain oneness with all life. He reveals the spiritual power of being one with your environment and experiencing the spirits of everything around you. And, as we reconnect with the spirit of the Earth, we can once again experience the world not only as alive but also enchanted.

Author Biography

Nicholas E. Brink, Ph.D., is a psychologist and a certified teacher of ecstatic trance with the Cuyamungue Institute. Board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is the author of several books, including The Power of Ecstatic Trance. He lives in Coburn, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Prologue    The Meaning of Life by Gary Gripp

Acknowledgments

Introduction    To Save the Earth Is to Save Ourselves

1    Becoming One with the Great Mother

2    Strengthening Our Unity with the Earth 20

3    The Ecstatic Postures 34

4    Spirit Guides

5    Shape-Shifting

6    The Seven Directions

   Becoming an Elder

   Grieving For and Healing the Earth

   Reconnecting with Our Mother, the Earth

10    Rituals That Cultivate Our Sense of Oneness

Epilogue    Reclaiming the Hunter-Gatherer Ways

Appendix of Ecstatic Postures

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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