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The Ecstatic Experience: Healing Postures for Spirit Journeys

Trance-inducing postures for shamanic journeying, initiation, healing, divination, and transformation of the soul

• Provides practices from Mayan, Egyptian, African, Native American, Sumerian, and other ancient and indigenous traditions

• Shows how these practices can detoxify the energy body

 • Includes 60-minute CD of trance rhythms to accompany the shamanic journeying exercises

The human need for ecstasy–the ability to be free of the limitations of ordinary consciousness–is as imperative as the need for food. Renowned anthropologist Felicitas Goodman claimed that being deprived of ecstasy was the fundamental cause of all forms of addiction. Indigenous cultures and the civilizations of antiquity were aware of this and developed specific rituals to induce and channel trance energies to detoxify and nourish the subtle body in order to experience the ecstatic reality that gives life to matter.

The body postures seen in ancient art from Mayan, Egyptian, African, Native American, Sumerian, and other ancient and indigenous traditions are a doorway to inducing this kind of ecstatic trance. People who assume these postures in a ritual context are able to experience expanded and transformative states of consciousness.

Following up on the groundbreaking introduction of this practice in her first book, Ecstatic Body Postures, Belinda Gore provides a new series of 20 sacred postures and exercises that allow for a deeper understanding and utilization of these shamanic practices. She shows how to use the energy awakened by these practices for healing, shapeshifting, initiations into the mysteries of death and rebirth, divination, spirit journeying, and restoring balance to the cosmic patterns disrupted by destructive human activity. To help reach these deep, ecstatic trance states, the author also provides a 60-minute CD of shamanic trance rhythms to accompany the journeys.

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  1. Gary A. Duncan "Spear Carrier" says

    The Ecstatic Experience A book that carries on/brings forth more ancestral knowledge that the book Ecstatic Body Postures brought to us.The included CD is very good as it reinforces a more Heart Centered type of drumming and rattling that I have already been introduced to by Spirit.

  2. Antoinette says

    No Cd/Mp3 with digital version So I bought this to read VIA kindle app for android. Nowhere did amazon mention that you do not receive the included CD (or as one would assume purchasing digitally, an MP3). This extra perk was a large part of why I even purchased the book. I hope others will be informed by this if the CD is part of the reason for considering purchase, as Amazon clearly does not inform it’s digital customers of such things.

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