Jaguar in the Body Butterfly in the Heart

This beautifully written book is not only a powerfully honest, humorous and inspiring memoir, but a guidebook for those from many cultures and walks of life wishing to return to their indigenous roots, and be part of midwifing a more benign ...

Jaguar in the Body  Butterfly in the Heart

‘Shaman’, meaning ‘intermediary between spirit and the natural world’, has become a much overused word in the West. It’s not a job title one can give oneself, and in indigenous societies, a shaman is usually born to this role. Ya’Acov Darling Khan is one of the few westerners who have been acknowledged as shamans by indigenous elders or teachers. After being hit by lightning, Ya’Acov took a 30-year journey into the heart of shamanism to seek his own healing, and to learn how he could serve others with the wisdom he acquired through his experiences. He has studied with indigenous teachers from the Arctic Circle to the USA and South America, and has taken part in ceremonies in such diverse locations as Welsh caves to the depths of the Amazon rainforest. Nowadays, Ya’Acov continues to study and regularly journeys to the Ecuadorean Amazon to work alongside the Achuar and Sápara people. For thousands of years, shamans helped the people in their communities remain in balance with themselves, each other, the natural world and the spirit world. This beautifully written book is not only a powerfully honest, humorous and inspiring memoir, but a guidebook for those from many cultures and walks of life wishing to return to their indigenous roots, and be part of midwifing a more benign human presence here on Earth as part of a new dream.

Shaman

He has dedicated his life to cultivating a blend of shamanic practices that is both practical and poetic, both mystical and of the moment. In this book he invites us to rediscover our inner shaman.

Shaman

The 'how-to' guidebook that blends stories from Ya'acov Darling Khan's experiences as a shamanic teacher with transformational exercises and rituals designed to bring shamanism into the 21st century. Blending stories from Ya'Acov Darling Khan's own experiences as a renowned and highly respected shaman with exercises and rituals that the reader can try for themselves, Shaman opens up the road to deeply spiritual, ancient practices and how we can implement them in a changing modern landscape. In this book, readers will find a step-by-step experiential journey through what is called the 5 Dimensions of Engaged Shamanic Practice. These are: * 1st dimension: our relationship with the Self * 2nd dimension: our one-to-one relationship with others * 3rd dimension: our relationship with the community or the Web of Life * 4th dimension: our relationship with the imaginal world and the spirits * 5th dimension: our relationship with the Great Spirit or Source Starting with a short history of shamanism, the book goes on to support the reader to understand and experience how rituals can be useful in their day-to-day lives. The core purpose of the book is to educate the reader about how to use the practice of ritual consciously in order to change their experience of life. Illustrated with real-life stories and guided by Ya'acov's extensive experience over several decades of teaching and practice, Shaman presents a series of principles, structures, and inspirations through which readers can design their own organic rituals for their individual circumstances. By reading this book, readers will find a new way to connect to the cycle of life in a way that is meaningful to them--creating their own rituals suited to 21st century living, regardless of belief, faith or superstition.

The Heart of the Shaman

... and an online streaming video) Learn more at www.hayhouse.com/the-shift-movie *** JAGUAR IN THE BODY, BUTTERFLY IN THE HEART: The Real-life Initiation of an Everyday Shaman, by Ya'Acov Darling Khan KINDLING THE NATIVE SPIRIT: Sacred ...

The Heart of the Shaman

The Heart of the Shaman will take you on a journey into the sacred world of the shaman, through stories, dreams, and ancient rites. In his latest book, Alberto Villoldo sets his focus on the dreaming and time-travel practices of the medicine men and women of the Andes and Amazon, whose wisdom radically changed his worldview. Villoldo shares some of their time-honored teachings that emphasize the sacred dream: an ephemeral, yet powerful vision that has the potential to guide us to our purpose and show us our place in the universe. The practices in this book will help you forge a sacred dream for yourself. They will help you craft a destiny infused with courage, and driven by vision. You’ll be invited to follow the footsteps of the luminous warrior and learn how to break out of the three nightmares surrounding love, death, and safety that have held you captive, and transform them into the experience of timeless freedom, known as the Primordial Light. This creative power exercised by shamans will lead you to create beauty and healing, and dream a new world into being. When you transform these dreams and accept that life is ever changing, that your mortality is a given and that no one except you can free you from fear —the chaos in your life turns to order, and beauty prevails. “Wake up from the slumber you are living in, and dream with your eyes open so that all the possibilities of the future are available to you.”

Shaman

I felt that jaguar-in-the-body, butterfly-in-the-heart fusion that has become such a living metaphor for the blend of strength and sensitivity that is the ground of my work. Maybe one day you'll join me on a journey to meet Sumpa and ...

Shaman

Guidebook blending experiences of shamanic teacher with transformational exercises and rituals designed to bring shamanism into the 21st century. A shaman is someone who reminds us of the rhythm of life that is dancing inside us and invites us to follow it, who shows us how we can dream a better world into being. Shamans are no longer isolated healers in faraway places. Their spirit has returned and is infusing the work of teachers, artists and activists, leaders in business and people throughout all areas of our societies. We all have an inner shaman and this book is for you if you: • recognize there's untapped power inside you that you want to learn how to harness • want to feel a deeper connection to your own nature, your ancestors, your community and the intelligence of life itself • care about the future of life on our planet and wish to redress the balance between humanity and nature • know your purpose is to co-create a world that is built on justice and sustainability There is a shaman in you who was born to play a powerful role in our collective awakening for our future on Earth.

The Healing Power of Pleasure

Ya'Acov Darling Khan, shaman, cofounder of Movement Medicine, and author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart “In this thoughtful exploration of our emotional, logical, creative, and sensual selves, Julia Paulette Hollenbery's ...

The Healing Power of Pleasure

• Shares seven easily accessible spiritual “medicines”--slowing down, embodying, deepening, relating, pleasure, power, and potency--so you can discover more sensual pleasure and delight in your body, relationships, and way of being as well as inner confidence, instinctual power, and aliveness • Presents reflections, practical somatic and breathing exercises, prompting questions, meditations, and energetic transmissions for each medicine • Explores body awareness, managing emotions stored in the body, the five realms of relationship, the different kinds of love, sexuality, passionate intimacy, and pleasure as a source of nourishment and healing Hidden just below the surface of ordinary day-to-day reality lies an abundance of pleasure and delight. By learning to look beyond your daily challenges, you can ease your stressed mind and body and rediscover the magic, mystery, sensuality, and joy that is possible in everyday life. Taking you step by step through a sensual journey of healing and transformation, Julia Hollenbery explores seven easily accessible spiritual “medicines” or pathways to discover more sensual pleasure and delight in your body, relationships, and way of being. Journeying through slowing, embodying, deepening, relating, pleasure, power, and potency, each medicine invites you to engage through reflections, practical somatic and breathing exercises, prompting questions, and meditations. Energetic transmissions help you reconnect body, mind, and soul in an integrated way and reclaim your innate source of pleasure. A visionary call to action to inhabit your universe of deliciousness, The Healing Power of Pleasure combines scientific fact with ancient spirituality, insight, humor, and poetry. This book presents an invitation to reawaken your body, realize the depth and web of relationships within which we live, and embrace the pleasure, power, and potency that arise when we look inward as well as confidently relate outward with the world around us.

Dreaming Through Darkness

Ya'Acov Darling Khan , author of Jaguar in the Body , Butterfly in the Heart ' Dreaming Through Darkness offers an incredible array of insights and an enlivening collection of exercises that help you to love the full spectrum of ...

Dreaming Through Darkness

The shadow is made up of all that we hide from others: our shame, our fears and our wounds, but also our divine light, our blinding beauty and our hidden talents. The shadow is a huge source of benevolent power and creativity, but until we bring it into the light this power will remain untapped and our full potential unreached.In this transformative book, lucid dreaming teacher Charlie Morley guides you into the dazzling darkness of the shadow and shows you how to unlock the inner gold within. Using ancient methods from Tibetan Buddhism alongside contemporary techniques and Western psychology, he reveals how to use lucid dreaming, meditation, shamanic mask work, creative writing and spiritual practice to help you to befriend your shadow with loving kindness, heal your mind and open your heart to your highest potential. This book reveals: •What the shadow is, and how we create and project it •The different types of shadow, including the golden shadow, the ancestral shadow and the sexual shadow •Exercises, visualizations and meditations to connect deeply with and transform your shadows •The life-changing benefits of shadow integration, including increased energy, authenticity and spiritual growth •How to lucid dream and lucidly call forth your golden shadow and embrace it with love.Through over 30 practical exercises, this book will take you on a life-changing journey into the heart of spiritual transformation. The light you’ll find there is brighter than you could ever imagine.

Wild Nights Out

Ya'Acov Darling Khan, author of Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart and Shaman: Invoking Power, Presence and Purpose at the Core of Who You Are 'This book is an invitation to step out.

Wild Nights Out

"A fun, inventive adventure guide about helping children explore nature after dark . . . Its activities are a great excuse to turn off the television, set down smartphones, and explore the rich, mysterious world just beyond the back door."—Foreword Reviews The go-to guide for exploring nature at night, whether on summer holidays, weekends away or even back garden adventures! Foreword by Chris Packham, author, naturalist, and BBC presenter Learn how to call for owls, walk like a fox and expand your sensory perceptions. Wild Nights Out is a wonderful new hands-on guide for those who wish to take kids (of all ages) outdoors for fun, thrilling nighttime nature adventures. Parents, grandparents, teachers and nature educators alike will discover a wealth of unique activities to explore the natural world from dusk till dawn. Alongside games, walks and exercises to expand our senses, storyteller and outdoor educator Chris Salisbury will bring this unexplored nocturnal dimension to life with lore about badgers, bats and minibeasts as well as tales of the constellations and planets to share around the campfire. In Wild Nights Out you can expect to find: 25 fun and informative games and activities Practical information on how to conduct night walks safely Animal facts and stargazing stories Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout Nature has so much to offer at night, so let Wild Nights Out be your guide to the dark. It will boost the resilience and self-confidence of children and adults, and instill a lifelong love of having fun in the outdoors when the sun goes down.

Spiritual Herstories

Darling Khan, S. and Darling Khan, Y.A. (2009), Movement Medicine: How to Awaken, Dance and Live Your Dreams, London: Hay House. Darling Khan, Y. (2017), Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart: The Real-Life Initiation of ...

Spiritual Herstories

This is a collection of works by internationally recognised women leading the field of dance research and spirituality across the globe. Building on current soulful research scholarship in the discipline, these authors offer extensive and detailed research into spirituality, dance, gender, religion, and somatics women-centred dance research. Written by women dance scholars in higher education, this evocative and illuminating work highlights a growing discourse on gendered leadership in dance research. Spiritual Herstories provides new pathways and innovative research methods that respond to the educational needs of women emerging in male-centric socio-historic research traditions.

Surrender

YA'ACOV DARLING KHAN, SHAMAN AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JAGUAR IN THE BODY, BUTTERFLY IN THE HEART AND SHAMAN 'Nicky's words and teachings are true medicine for the soul. Surrender will help you remember the truth of who you are, ...

Surrender

What if you need to break down before you can break through? Find authenticity, growth and freedom through letting go and coming home to your true self. Do you find yourself getting caught in the same negative patterns, the same emotional spirals, the same limiting stories? The truth is that you can break free from the disempowering cycles blocking you from peace and joy and, most importantly, your freedom. The answer is already within you. Nicky Clinch is your companion on the transformational path of surrender, providing empowering guidance as you clear the way for your true self to emerge. You'll experience a maturation process of letting go, self-love and rebirth, so that you can grow, heal and transform--and really start living the life you were born to live. Discover how to: • embrace authenticity, self-love and freedom through letting go • break free from self-defeating patterns and cycles of negativity • dissolve attachments to the stories keeping you stuck in the past • clear obstacles preventing your growth and destiny to thrive • develop a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and all of life Surrender who you thought you were and come home to who you truly are.

Women of Visionary Art

Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart. United Kingdom: Hay House, 2018. Devaney, Jacob. “How Art Changes Consciousness.” UPLIFT, October 14, 2015, http://stage.upliftconnect.com/artchanges-consciousness (accessed February 22, ...

Women of Visionary Art

An exploration of the role that dreaming, psychedelic experiences, and mystical visions play in visionary art • Includes discussions with 18 well-known female artists, including Josephine Wall, Allyson Grey, Amanda Sage, Martina Hoffmann, Penny Slinger, and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld • Reveals how they have all been inspired by deep inner experiences and seek to express non-ordinary visions of reality, reminiscent of shamanic trance states, lucid dreams, and spiritually transcendent experiences • Shows how visionary art often contains an abundance of feminine energy, helping us to heal ourselves and see that we are all connected Since early humans first painted from their mystic eye onto cave walls, artists have sought to share their sacred visions with the world. Created in every medium, from oil painting and sculpture to contemporary digital modeling, these visionary works of art give those who experience them a chance to “see the unseen,” realize wider modes of perception, and discover spiritual and mystical realms. In this full-color illustrated book, David Jay Brown and Rebecca Ann Hill examine the work and inspirations of eighteen of today’s leading female visionary artists, including Josephine Wall, Allyson Grey, Amanda Sage, Martina Hoffmann, Penny Slinger, and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld. They explore the creative process and the role that dreaming, psychedelic experiences, sexuality, and divine guidance play in the work of these women, alongside full-color examples of their art. They discuss the future of visionary art and reveal how these artists have all been informed and inspired by deep inner experiences and seek to express non-ordinary visions of reality, often reminiscent of those encountered in shamanic trance, lucid dreams, psychedelic states, spiritually transcendent experiences, and other altered states. Showing how visionary art often contains an abundance of feminine energy, helping us to heal ourselves and see that we are all connected, the authors explore with each artist what it is about being a woman that has most influenced their artwork. They also examine the connection between visionary art and spirituality, the influence of Nature and sacred geometry, and how this creative form is simultaneously ancient, futuristic, and timeless, providing an accessible doorway into the visionary realm.

Jaguar Woman

Lynn V. Andrews takes the reader with her as she goes on inward journeys with the help of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and relates the stories of others.

Jaguar Woman

Lynn V. Andrews takes the reader with her as she goes on inward journeys with the help of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and relates the stories of others. Join her as she is initiated into the Sisterhood and creates her own shield, which will show her the nature of her spiritual path (Spirit Woman). Follow her to the Yucatan, where the medicine wheel leads her, and she is faced with the terrifying reality of the butterfly tree (Jaguar Woman). Enter the Dreamtime with her, where she emerges in medieval England as Catherine, and encounters the Grandmother, who offers to show Andrews how to make her life one of goodness, power, adventure, and love (The Woman of Wyrrd). Not all these stories describe the author's own spiritual experiences. Meet Sin Corazón, an initiate into the Sisterhood, whose husband abandons her. She nearly succumbs to her inner dark power and unleashes her rage on men and the Sisterhood (Dark Sister). Andrews also writes about the elder women of the Sisterhood: their loves, their lives, their losses (Tree of Dreams). Andrews shows us how to channel our own spiritual and intellectual energy and balance the need for love with the desire for power (Love and Power). She takes the reader on numerous spiritual journeys that inevitably uplift.

Heart of the Jaguar

These thoughts remained with her as she relished the feel of Mike's arms around her , his strong , capable body against hers , steadying her ... You would dance like a butterfly around me as I 150 Morgan's Mercenaries : Heart of the Jaguar.

Heart of the Jaguar

Morgan's Mercenaries: Heart Of The Jaguar by Lindsay McKenna released on Nov 24, 1998 is available now for purchase.

Morgan s Mercenaries Heart of the Jaguar

He had kissed her senseless before, and her body quivered with the memory of those stolen moments, heat flowing and pooling languidly in her lower body. ... His touch was like that of a butterfly, so light and tentative.

Morgan s Mercenaries  Heart of the Jaguar

His spirit was tied to the jungle... Nine years ago, mercenary Major Mike Houston had faced death and won. So he knew his Quechua Indian blood made him different from other men. And the force of that knowledge kept love and the life he wanted out of reach. Until he was assigned a new mission with the one person he could love without fear. Dr. Ann Parsons knew he was the only man she could trust when her latest mission took her deep into enemy territory. But loving anyone in danger-prone Lima was risky. And now she had so much more at stake....

Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon

Along the way, the heart-soul of the sick person is revived from having been poisoned in the white man's world ... Their material bodies that humans see have an enormous diversity of visible forms: termite nests, the Morpho butterfly, ...

Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon

Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon tells the life story of Mandu da Silva, the last living jaguar shaman among the Baniwa people in the northwest Amazon. In this original and engaging work, Robin M. Wright, who has known and worked with da Silva for more than thirty years, weaves the story of da Silva’s life together with the Baniwas’ society, history, mythology, cosmology, and jaguar shaman traditions. The jaguar shamans are key players in what Wright calls “a nexus of religious power and knowledge” in which healers, sorcerers, priestly chanters, and dance-leaders exercise complementary functions that link living specialists with the deities and great spirits of the cosmos. By exploring in depth the apprenticeship of the shaman, Wright shows how jaguar shamans acquire the knowledge and power of the deities in several stages of instruction and practice. This volume is the first mapping of the sacred geography (“mythscape”) of the Northern Arawak–speaking people of the northwest Amazon, demonstrating direct connections between petroglyphs and other inscriptions and Baniwa sacred narratives as a whole. In eloquent and inviting analytic prose, Wright links biographic and ethnographic elements in elevating anthropological writing to a new standard of theoretically aware storytelling and analytic power.

Shamanic Power Animals

In the first section of this book, Ruiz explains how power animals represent a path to our own personal power and provides a foundational understanding of the animal world based on the symbol of the medicine wheel and its association with ...

Shamanic Power Animals

Explore the Wisdom of the Animal World Shamanism teaches us that the intelligence of nature is all around us, waiting for us to reach out with open hearts and listen to its guidance. When we turn our attention to the incredible community of animal life and the teachings they have to share, we open ourselves to a vibrant, interconnected world full of spiritual truths and transformational insights. Through myth, tradition, science, and story—combined with the power of personal observation—we can see how animals offer profound life lessons every day: Ants readily demonstrate the power of teamwork. Bears show us how to protect what’s most important to us. Eagles embody the value of clear vision. In Shamanic Power Animals: Embracing the Teachings of Our Non-Human Friends, Toltec shaman don José Ruiz takes a deep dive into this rich and vital store of animal wisdom and demonstrates how we can incorporate its lessons into our daily lives. In the first section of this book, Ruiz explains how power animals represent a path to our own personal power and provides a foundational understanding of the animal world based on the symbol of the medicine wheel and its association with the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. The second section contains a power animal compendium covering over 200 animals. Each entry includes exercises, prayers, and chants for use in communicating and collaborating with these powerful allies on your own personal journey toward awareness and healing. The result is both a reference guide to the wisdom of the animal world and a road map for activating this wisdom within yourself.

Jaguar s Mirror

Obsidian Butterfly raised a curious eyebrow. “Indeed, boy, it is too bad that words are ... “I am afraid that in matters of the heart I am a mere novice when compared to you. ... Diego shivered as the perspiration cooled on his body.

Jaguar s Mirror

Diego DiSilva escapes death at the hands of the man he called father only to be thrust into an uncertain future with a shadowy Cortez, his alien allies the dark Suns, and a Mexica emperor determined to drive Cortez and the Dark Suns from the New World. Diego must overcome his fear of his psychic abilities and escape Cortez and his allies if he is to survive. His curiosity about a book called The Codex of Flowering Butterfly ends in a chance encounter with an alien device used by the Dark Suns. Diego flees to the camp of the Mexica where he confronts his greatest fear as he trains to become a Light Dancer and face the Mind Jewel. Can he overcome his past and his fears in time to help the Mexica Drive the Dark Suns from their land? And what of strange prophecy that states a war will start in this world and end in another? As Diego is drawn deeper into the conflict between old enemies, he finds that knowledge is his best ally.

Ted Hughes Nature and Culture

The jaguar and its body parts are variously like 'a cat', 'a thick Aztec disemboweller', 'a brazier spilling embers', 'a butterfly', 'the worn down stump of another whole jaguar' and 'a prayer-wheel' (CP151–52). As in 'The Jaguar', ...

Ted Hughes  Nature and Culture

The fourteen contributors to this new collection of essays begin with Ted Hughes’s proposition that ‘every child is nature’s chance to correct culture’s error.’ Established Hughes scholars alongside new voices draw on a range of approaches to explore the intricate relationships between the natural world and cultural environments — political, as well as geographical — which his work unsettles. Combining close readings of his encounters with animals and places, and explorations of the poets who influenced him, these essays reveal Ted Hughes as a writer we still urgently need. Hughes helps us manage, in his words, ‘the powers of the inner world and the stubborn conditions of the other world, under which ordinary men and women have to live’.

Love Thy Will Be Done Tales of Awakening A Wild Heart Vol 2

West winds beckoned, along with a large, orange butterfly. ... jaguar” to “protect this medicine space. ... Letting my body be home, I called on help to live more authentically and impeccably, and to see the “way beyond death.

Love  Thy Will Be Done  Tales of Awakening A Wild Heart Vol 2

MYSTICAL. EXTRASENSORY. SHAMANIC. The lyrics to a song, "Love, Thy Will Be Done,"(Prince & Martika) captivated author Marcia Singer in '91 during an exquisitely painful life passage. Both of her parents were dying, her lover was moving far away. She was ripe for profound awakening, deep healing through Surrender to whatever Life might bring. Learning to love unconditionally was the Path, the Work to be done. Following Iron Jane (2019), this sexond collection of soul-bearing stories of personal transformation wake a calling to live a big life. Sourcing the deep and erotic, wildish and ecstatic feminine Soul, Singer risks it all to be a trustworthy way-shower.

Greek and Interbehavioral Psychology

Some examples : Among the Apapocuva - Guarami the avcucue ( " breath " ) enters the body at birth from a deity . ... The animal form of acyigua may vary in individuals from butterfly to jaguar and affect the personality accordingly .

Greek and Interbehavioral Psychology

In this book, the author uses a selection of twenty-six of his papers in which he sets forth both interbehavioral psychology and Hellenic Greek psychology together with psychological concepts of hunter-gatherers, Egyptians, and Indo-Europeans. Contents: I. Introduction. II. Pre-Greek, Greek, and Indian Psychology. III. Interbehavioral Psychology: General Framework; Special Topics; Studies Concerning the Founder of Interbehavioral Psychology; Tribute; Selected Bibliography.

Tlacuilolli

His body forms a large solar disk . He has the jaws of the Tlaltecuhtli on his knees . Quetzalcoatl is seated on an eagle skin , Tezcatlipoca is seated on a jaguar pelt , and the four figures from subsection 9 eat corn .

Tlacuilolli

Appearing for the first time in English, Karl Anton Nowotny’s Tlacuilolli is a classic work of Mesoamerican scholarship. A concise analysis of the pre-Columbian Borgia Group of manuscripts, it is the only synthetic interpretation of divinatory and ritual codices from Mexico. Originally published in German and unavailable to any but the most determined scholars, Tlacuilolli has nevertheless formed the foundation for subsequent scholarly works on the codices. Its importance extends beyond the study of Mexican codices: Nowotny’s sophisticated reading of these manuscripts informs our understanding of Mesoamerican culture. Of particular importance are Nowotny’s corrections of errors in fact and interpretation in the Spanish edition of Eduard Seler’s commentary on the Borgia Group. George A. Everett and Edward B. Sisson have translated Nowotny’s masterwork into English while maintaining the flavor of the original German edition. To the core text they have added an extensive bibliography and constructed a framework of annotation that relates the principles in Tlacuilolli to current research. This edition includes a selection of eleven stunning full-color images chosen from the original catalog.