The pioneering author of The Way of the Shaman continues his exploration of universal shamanism in this “wonderful, fascinating” guide (Carlos Castaneda) In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism ...
Author: Michael Harner
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism with his seminal classic The Way of the Shaman. In this long-awaited sequel, he provides new evidence of the reality of heavens. Drawing from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences and more than 2,500 reports of Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist. He also provides instructions on his innovative core-shamanism techniques, so that readers too can ascend to heavenly realms, seek spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice. Written by the leading authority on shamanism, Cave and Cosmos is a must-read not only for those interested in shamanism, but also for those interested in spirituality, comparative religion, near-death experiences, healing, consciousness, anthropology, and the nature of reality. Praise for Michael Harner and The Way of the Shaman “What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D. T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism—namely, bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness.” —from Higher Wisdom, by Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob “Wonderful, fascinating.… Harner really knows what he’s talking about.” —Carlos Castaneda, best-selling author of The Teachings of Don Juan and The Active Side of Infinity “An intimate and practical guide to the art of shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred. Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism; he is an authentic white shaman.” —Stanislav Grof, author of The Adventure of Self-Discovery “Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practicing shaman. Without doubt (since the recent death of Mircea Eliade) the world’s leading authority on shamanism.” —Nevill Drury, author of The Elements of Shamanism “Michael Harner is a great shaman. He also proves that a person can be both a scientist and a shaman.” —Bo Bair Rinchinov, Siberian Buryat shaman
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 Harner M., Cave and Cosmos, Berkley USA: North Atlantic Books, 2013, 144. Matthews J., The Celtic Shaman – A Practical Guide, London: Rider, 2001, 91. Ibid. 36f.
Author: Paul Cudby
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Despite modern Paganism being one of the fastest growing new religious movements in Britain and the USA, there is no up-to-date straightforward and informed introduction to modern Paganism from a Christian perspective. The Shaken Path addresses that gap.
11 Aleksei Losev points to the Greeks' equation of a cave with cosmos, quoting Proclus and Porfijirius: “Certain texts tell us that understanding the cave as cosmos was not alien to the Greeks... Summarizing the Greeks' experience, ...
Author: Alexei Lalo
Category: Literary Criticism
The monograph explores traditions of expressing the body and sexuality (designated as "silence" and "burlesque") throughout Russia's literary history, with a particular focus on how these traditions affect the literary modernization during the Silver Age (1890-1921) and subsequent émigré writing.
envoys from cave and cosmos, animal, 7–32 Epic of Gilgamesh, 29 equilibria, punctuated, 47–51, 172 Estes, Clarissa Pinkola, 28 Euphrates River, 318 Europe animal envoys from cave and cosmos, 11, 14 dreams, 167 earth spirits, 34, ...
Author: Jim Willis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Black Holes. Dark Energy. Dark Matter. Entanglement Theory. Quantum Physics. Modern science estimates dark energy permeates roughly 68% of the universe. Dark matter makes up another 27%, leaving the "normal" matter visible to humans at less than 5% of the cosmos around us. String Theory and Membrane Theory both suggest that parallel dimensions very probably exist. Quantum Entanglement Theory shows two objects connected despite being large distances apart. What does the universe hold—and hide? Where do we come from and where are we headed? Can science explain psychic and supernatural phenomena? Exploring the collision of science, the universe and the "supernatural" unknown, Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths by Jim Willis looks at the myths, stories, history, science and facts of healing energies, psychic connections, heavenly messengers, miracles, déjà vu, dreams, out-of-body experiences, and many other psychic phenomena beyond the limits of the five senses. Surveying scientists and experts, it probes the physical existence of "gods" from other dimensions and realities. The past, present and future are investigated to glimpse at the truth of animal envoys, earth spirits, evolution, parallel universes, religious stories, mythological shape shifting superheroes, the origins of the agricultural revolution, alien visitors, dowsing, past life regression, channeling, intuition, meditation, shamanism, spiritualism, and much, much more. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.
The Pagan Godman was likewise born in a cave.” The motif of the cave was popular in the ancient world. It represents the underworld which, for the Gnostics, is the material cosmos in which we presently live as the spiritually dead.
Author: Timothy Freke
Why Were the Teachings of the Original Christians Brutally Suppressed by the Roman Church? • Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess • Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment • Because they have the power to turn the world inside out and transform life into an exploration of consciousness Drawing on modern scholarship, the authors of the international bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the secret teachings of the original Christians for the first time in almost two millennia and theorize about who the original Christians really were and what they actually taught. In addition, the book explores the many myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the lost secret teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to those who attain the state of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This daring and controversial book recovers the ancient wisdom of the original Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us today.
As Plato's famous cave myth teaches , one must first come out of the cave and see reality in the light of the sun before one can return to help others still living in and enthralled by a world of flickering shadows .
Author: Yi-fu Tuan
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Social Science
In a volume that represents the culmination of his life's work in considering the relationship between culture and landscape, Tuan argues that "cosmos" and "hearth" are two scales that anchor what it means to be fully and happily human. Hearth is our house and neighborhood, family and kinfolk, habit and custom. Cosmos, by contrast, is the larger reality - world, civilization, and humankind. Tuan addresses the extraordinary revival of interest in the hearth in recent decades, examining both the positive and negative effects of this renewed concern. Among the beneficent outcomes has been a revival of ethnic culture and sense of place. Negative repercussions abound, however, manifested as an upsurge in superstition, excessive pride in ancestry and custom, and a constricted worldview that when taken together can inflame local passions, leading at times to violent conflict - from riots in U.S. cities to wars in the Balkans. In Cosmos and Hearth, Tuan takes the position that we need to embrace both the sublime and the humble, drawing what is valuable from each. Illustrating the importance of both cosmos and hearth with examples from his country of birth, China, and from his home of the past forty years, the United States, Tuan proposes a revised conception of culture, the "cosmopolitan hearth," that has the coziness but not the narrowness and bigotry of the traditional hearth. Tuan encourages not only being thoroughly grounded in one's own culture but also the embracing of curiosity about the world. Optimistic and deeply human, Cosmos and Hearth lays out a path to being "at home in the cosmos."
It's a cave that has the grand contours of a ballroom. Even the tallest among us can stand up in it and walk more than 400 feet into its deepest recess. Scientists from many disciplines worship here in their own way, practicing the ...
Author: Ann Druyan
Publisher: National Geographic Books
This sequel to Carl Sagan's blockbuster continues the electrifying journey through space and time, connecting with worlds billions of miles away and envisioning a future of science tempered with wisdom. Based on National Geographic's internationally-renowned television series, this groundbreaking and visually stunning book explores how science and civilization grew up together. From the emergence of life at deep-sea vents to solar-powered starships sailing through the galaxy, from the Big Bang to the intricacies of intelligence in many life forms, acclaimed author Ann Druyan documents where humanity has been and where it is going, using her unique gift of bringing complex scientific concepts to life. With evocative photographs and vivid illustrations, she recounts momentous discoveries, from the Voyager missions in which she and her husband, Carl Sagan, participated to Cassini-Huygens's recent insights into Saturn's moons. This breathtaking sequel to Sagan's masterpiece explains how we humans can glean a new understanding of consciousness here on Earth and out in the cosmos--again reminding us that our planet is a pale blue dot in an immense universe of possibility.
[1:54:37] The Cave Dweller Cosmology, also known as Primitive Cosmology, is characterised by a few different beliefs that cave dwellers and non-civilised humans held about The Cosmos during their periods of existence, some of which can ...
Publisher: Astronist Institution
The Omnidoxy is the founding treatise of the Astronist religion and was solely authored by the philosopher and religious founder, Cometan. Partitioned into twelve disquisitions, each of which are further divided into hundreds of discourses, which are themselves titled by those which are known as rubrals, The Omnidoxy has been codified according to a unique writing structure known as insentence. The Omnidoxy not only forms the foundations of Astronism, but it remains the primary modern contributor and the book that ignited the establishment of the Astronic tradition of religion which encompasses the philosophy of Astronism. Introducing brand new philosophical concepts such as cosmocentricity, reascensionism, transcensionism, and sentientism amongst many others, The Omnidoxy remains the principal signifier of a new era in philosophy. The Omnidoxy births hundreds of new belief orientations, schools of thought, neologisms, disciplines of study, theories, and concepts which, when combined and considered collectively, have formed the basis of Astronism. The authorship of The Omnidoxy rests with the single individual philosopher, Cometan who began writing The Omnidoxy at the age of seventeen driven by what he terms as personal inspiration. The historical origination of The Omnidoxy rests in its authorship by Brandon Taylorian during early 21st century England, specifically in the northern county of Lancashire. Like in all textual criticism, the timing and location of the codification of The Omnidoxy is integral to understanding why and how it was written, especially by considering the influential factors impacting Taylorian during his construction of the text, particularly the cultural, political, religious, and social contexts of Taylorian's personal life and of wider society at the time. This forms an important branch of study within omnidoxicology known as omnidoxical criticism, or omnidoxical exegesis in which scholars study and investigate The Omnidoxy in order to discern conclusive judgements inspired by how, where, why, by whom, for whom, and in what circumstances The Omnidoxy was written.
Diaz- Granados, Carol, James R. Duncan, and F. Kent Reilly (editors) 2015 Picture Cave: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Mississippian Cosmos. University of Texas Press, Austin. Doren, Mark V. 1928 Travels of William Bartram.
Author: Jan F. Simek
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
"The definitive rock art book on Painted Bluff, Alabama"--
They were part of an overall 'cosmovision', in which the caves represented not just the Lower World, but the cosmos as a whole. We can't ask prehistoric shamans directly what that cosmos was like, but after studying the astronomy of the ...
Author: Jo Marchant
Publisher: Canongate Books
For most of human history, we have had a close relationship with the stars. Once they shaped our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And it comes at a cost. The Human Cosmos is a tour of this history: from the Hall of the Bulls in Lascaux to Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars; from medieval monks grappling with the nature of time to Einstein realising that space and time are the same. It shows we need to rediscover the universe we inhabit, its effect on our health, and its potential for inspiration and revelation.
[1:54:38] The first of these characteristics to the Cave Dweller Cosmology is the depiction of The Cosmos in cave art, which is dominated by engravings and other simplistic imageries ascribed to the walls of caves, which remain the ...
Publisher: Astral Publishing
Immerse yourself into the most famous writings of Cometan; The Twelve Grand Disquisitions. This is where Astronism and the philosophership of Cometan truly began. The Core Omnidoxy publication compiles together the twelve disquisitions that form the "core" of the Omnidoxy. These disquisitions are the text's beating heart and they have held an incomparable impact on the development of Astronism. Buy your copy of Core Omnidoxy today and get all twelve disquisitions in just one book! Here's what is included in this publication: The Monodoxy: The Principles of The Aesthetic Cosmos The Duodoxy: The Principles of The Logical Cosmos The Tridoxy: The Principles of Aid & Stewardship The Tetradoxy: The Principles of Justice & Patience The Pentadoxy: The Principles of Ambition & Enlightenment The Hexadoxy: The Principles of Ontology & Perception The Septidoxy: The Principles of Cosmic Exploration The Octadoxy: The Principles of Advancement & Eschatology The Nonodoxy: The Principles of Epistemology & Ethics The Decadoxy: The Principles of Space & Time The Hendecadoxy: The Principles of Peace & Acceptance The Dodecadoxy: The Principles of Imagination & Freedom
Then there are the images in the open air and in the entrances to caves; these are well-lit. ... subterranean passages suggests that parietal art was a cultural product that linked the tiers of the Upper Palaeolithic cosmos.
Author: David Lewis-Williams
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
The art created in the caves of western Europe in the Ice Age provokes awe and wonder. What do these symbols on the walls of Lascaux and Altamira, tell us about the nature of ancestral minds? How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.
The Greek word is eikôn ( our " icon " ) , and Porphyry uses it precisely as a modern semiotician would : the mithraeum is an icon of the cosmos because it is a cave , either in actuality or by convention , and caves — this is the main ...
Author: Harvey Whitehouse
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
A collection of archaeologists and historians examine the modes of religiosity theory for its usefulness in explaining the origins and history of religions.
Chapter Four: The Mind in the Cave 1 See for example Jean Clottes and David Lewis-Williams, The Shamans of Prehistory: Trance and Magic in the ... See David LewisWilliams, A Cosmos in Stone, Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, CA, 2002, p.
Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher’s Note: A new, expanded edition has replaced this book under the new title Visionary: The Mysterious Origins of Human Consciousness, this definitive edition includes a new Introduction by Graham Hancock as well as restored chapters that were omitted from the original paperback release. Less than fifty thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history," all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In Supernatural Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "beforeandafter moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a detective journey from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain, and Italy to rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa, where he finds extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca with shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animalhuman hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves. Hallucinogens such as mescaline also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other "dimensions." Could the "supernaturals" first depicted in the painted caves be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the "meaningless" process that Darwin identified, but something more purposive and intelligent that we have barely begun to understand?
Typically, shamanistic societies think of the cosmos as having three tiers. ... and similar examples from other caves where the ancient hunters seemed to be touching the walls of the cave or trying to penetrate them in some fashion.
Author: Gregory Curtis
The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed—perhaps for the first time—both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it.
In the course of discussing the significance of caves, for example, Porphyry crafts a figurative reading of Mithraic traditions to support his claim that “caves” signify “the cosmos.” Similarly, the Persians call the place a cave where ...
Author: Jeremy M. Schott
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity, Jeremy M. Schott examines the ways in which conflicts between Christian and pagan intellectuals over religious, ethnic, and cultural identity contributed to the transformation of Roman imperial rhetoric and ideology in the early fourth century C.E. During this turbulent period, which began with Diocletian's persecution of the Christians and ended with Constantine's assumption of sole rule and the consolidation of a new Christian empire, Christian apologists and anti-Christian polemicists launched a number of literary salvos in a battle for the minds and souls of the empire. Schott focuses on the works of the Platonist philosopher and anti- Christian polemicist Porphyry of Tyre and his Christian respondents: the Latin rhetorician Lactantius, Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, and the emperor Constantine. Previous scholarship has tended to narrate the Christianization of the empire in terms of a new religion's penetration and conquest of classical culture and society. The present work, in contrast, seeks to suspend the static, essentializing conceptualizations of religious identity that lie behind many studies of social and political change in late antiquity in order to investigate the processes through which Christian and pagan identities were constructed. Drawing on the insights of postcolonial discourse analysis, Schott argues that the production of Christian identity and, in turn, the construction of a Christian imperial discourse were intimately and inseparably linked to the broader politics of Roman imperialism.
THE MITHRAIC CAVE One of the conspicuous additions to the central tauroctone motive, although not the earliest, ... It runs as follows: By virtue of matter the cosmos is murky and dark, but by reason of the interweaving of form and its ...
The other , however , is a ' birth outside the cosmos , and in order that the symbolism may be complete , there must correspond to this ' exit from the cosmos ' ( according to the expression of Hermes ) a final exit from the cave ...
Author: René Guénon
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
In Symbols of Sacred Science, Guénon, a master of precise, even 'mathematical' metaphysical exposition, reveals himself as a consummate exegete of myth and symbolism as well, superior in many ways to Mircea Eliade, and comparable perhaps only to his respected friend Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. This extraordinary text unveils the cosmological meanings of root symbols organized under such general headings as: The Center of the World, Cyclic Manifestation, Symboic Weapons, Axial Symbolism and the Symbolsim of Passage, The Symbolism of Building, and The Symbolism of the Heart. Far more than a simple catalogue of myths and symbols from many traditions, Symbols of the Sacred Science lays the foundation for a universal esoteric symbology. In this work, Guénon demonstrates the fundamental unity-across all cultures and ages-of the images with which the Absolute clothes itself in its cosmic self-revelation.
CAVE has four screens , front , left , right and bottom . After that , in 1998 , Gifu Science Technology Promotion Center developed a fully immersive display named " COSMOS ” . It has six screens ; so top and rear screens are added to ...