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Techniques of Modern Shamanism
Techniques of Modern Shamanism Trilogy by Phil Hine:
This book is a collection of practical exercises, the aim of which is to enhance awareness of the world around us. The first part of this book deals with basic sensory exercises, while the second half deals with trance states, and some of the basic group dynamics involved in helping other people into them. Using these techniques will not make you a ‘shaman/shamanka’, but they are drawing on the shamanic outlook - which depends from an enhanced awareness of our environment, and the ability to mediate between the everyday, and the sacred aspects of our experience. “Walking between the Worlds” requires that we learn to extend our perceptions from the ordinary, to see the extra-ordinary which lies within it ...
Vol I. - Walking between the worlds (PDF, 44 pages)
The Mythic World: This is the realm of metaphor and symbol; the larger-thanlifeworld of theatre, fantasy, legend and television culture. In ev-ery era, stories & legends have provided a mythic reflection ofour hopes, fears & aspirations. Our ancestors had the deeds ofheroes & goddesses, while we have the daily diet of film andtelevision soaps. This is the world where magick is perhaps atits most obvious, in which the shaman stands as a mythic fig-ure, interceding between personal visions and social cohesion,between the worlds of spirits and gods, and the people forwhom those spirits are a reality, yet remain mysterious ...
The Personal World: This is the most intimate arena of our experience, the intrapsy-chic world of the self. Of the three worlds, this one holds themost mystery for us, and it is through the mythic world thatwe may plumb the depths of our personal experience. Knowl-edge of self is a key to all magickal development, and the exer-cises in this section begin the process of learning to look atones self and develop intuitive faculties ...
Vol II. - Two worlds & inbetween (PDF, 46 pages)
The aim of this book is to go some way towards exploring theevolving perspective of ‚Urban Shamanism. It's not really atraining manual like its predecessors, but gives one viewpoint(mine) on tackling the problem of living and acting from abroadly shamanic stance, within a city culture. Starting out withthe premise that shamanic work is less of a purely personal tripand more related to the recovery of a functional role thatindividuals may come to play in their community, I have triedto present a clear picture of my own approach, in the hope thatit may point others to explore what remains, largely, unknownterritory ...
Vol III. - Touched by fire (PDF, 44 pages)
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