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Tibetan Shamanism: Ecstasy and Healing

Reflecting sixteen years of intensive fieldwork, this book is a rich chronicle of the daily lives, belief systems, and healing rituals of four highly revered Tibetan shamans forced into exile by the Chinese invasion during the 1950s. Larry Peters lived and studied closely with the shamans in Nepal, learning their belief system, observing and participating in their rituals, and introducing many dozens of students to their worldview. Including photographs of the shamans in ecstatic ritual and trance, this book—one of the most extensive ethnographic works ever done on Tibetan shamanism—captures the end of Tibetan shamanism while opening a window onto the culture and traditions that survived centuries of attack in Tibet, only to die out in Nepal.

The violent treatment of shamans by the Buddhist lama has a long history in Tibet and neighboring Mongolia. At one point, shamans were burned at the stake. However, in the mountainous Himalayan terrain, especially in the difficult to reach areas geographically distant from the Buddhist monastic urban centers, shamans were respected and their work revered. Peters’s authoritative and meticulous research into the belief systems of these last surviving representatives of the shamanic traditions of the remote Himalayas preserves, in vivid detail, the techniques of ecstasy, described as pathways to the shamanic spiritual world.

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From the Realm of the Ancestors: An Anthology in Honor of Marija Gimbutas

One of the greatest archeologists of the 20th Century, Mariya Gimbutas was a fresh, innovative thinker who ushered in a new era of thought on the prehistory of Eastern Europe—and the world.

For one thing, she documented much of the transitional period when animal deities were transitioning to quasi-human deities.

For another she documented a peaceful, prosperous culture that she called “Old Europe,” which existed for centuries or millennia before the invasion of the patriarchal cultures of Eurasia forever changed the course of European history.

Her books are profusely illustrated with archeological finds and beautifully written so that lay readers an understand them.

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H5D7096 Lascaux Cave Painting Ancient Art 20×16 FRAMED CANVAS PRINT

BRAND NEW STUNNING FRAMED CANVAS, GREAT AS A GIFT, SOUVENIR OR FOR COLLECTION! CANVAS WILL BE STRETCHED ON A WOODEN FRAME, READY TO HANG (FRAMED CANVAS). International delivery usually takes around 15 days to USA, 14-25 days to other countries.

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Design Toscano Sekhmet Goddess of the Egyptian Realm Statue

The gods of ancient Egypt were as rich and varied as the culture itself, and Design Toscano 8.5 in. Sekhmet Goddess of the Egyptian Realm Statue of power and war is a beautiful example. Each work is created in cold cast resin then hand-painted by a skilled artisan, with accurate gold-toned details and colors from an Egyptian palette. About Design ToscanoDesign Toscano is the country’s premier source for statues and other historical and antique replicas, which are available through the company’s catalog and website. Design Toscano’s founders, Michael and Marilyn Stopka, created Design Toscano in 1990. While on a trip to Paris, the Stopkas first saw the marvelous carvings of gargoyles and water spouts at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Inspired by the beauty and mystery of these pieces, they decided to introduce the world of medieval gargoyles to America in 1993. On a later trip to Albi, France, the Stopkas had the pleasure of being exposed to the world of Jacquard tapestries that they added quickly to the growing catalog. Since then, the company’s product line has grown to include Egyptian, Medieval and other period pieces that are now among the current favorites of Design Toscano customers, along with an extensive collection of garden fountains, statuary, authentic canvas replicas of oil painting masterpieces, and other antique art reproductions. At Design Toscano, attention to detail is important. Travel directly to the source for all historical replicas ensures brilliant design. Cast in quality designer resin. Hand painted. Dimensions: 2L x 3W x 8.5H inches.

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Christian Animism

Come follow the Cosmic Christ on the path of the green priesthood, deep into the heart of a living web of Divine Creation. “Christian animism“, for many, can suggest nothing more than crude syncretism, or a blasphemous oxymoron. In this book the author challenges that view, from his own experiences and reflections, and those of many who find themselves on the fringes of church and society. He also searches out the fertile places of his own Christian tradition, seeking to hear a Word of healing for our Earth, a Word of grace for the trees and the animals, and a Word of invitation back to the garden of Creation, our once and future home.

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Schleich Quetzalcoatlus Toy Figure, Mini

Named after an Aztec deity, the Quetzalcoatlus was the largest airworthy animal ever found. With an impressive wingspan of nearly thirteen meters, this reptile also had a long neck and head, and nearly three meters long legs. This reptile, covered with a light fur, had the physique of a bird – with hollow bones and powerful wings, and was able to look for food, wading in the water. Despite its size, the Quetzalcoatlus probably only weighed about 100 kg.

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Tatanka

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

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Norse Myths and Legends (Usborne Illustrated Guide to)

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Bear in the Big Blue House: Where is Bear? (Bright & Early Books(R))

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