Secrets of the Talking Jaguar

Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village

Author: Martín Prechtel

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780007142668

Category: Mayas

Page: 283

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Raised on a Native American reservation in New Mexico, Martin Prechtel wandered as a young man throughout the landscapes of Mexico and Guatemala. Drawn in his dreams to the traditional Mayan community of Santiago Atitlan, he carved a life for himself among the villagers. Though an outsider himself, Prechtel was adopted as an apprentice by a powerful ancient Shaman. He married a Mayan woman and became a village chief and famous Shaman in his own right - entrusted with the rich legacy of Atitlan's ancient Mayan heritage and its deepest spiritual traditions.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440695784

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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You're no idiot, of course. You know that shamans are also known as medicine men and women, who use the power of the mind and call on spiritual helpers to heal the afflicted. However, this ancient art has been put to more modern uses, including problem solving, empowerment, and personal mastery. But you don't have to trek through steamy Amazonian jungles or frigid Siberian tundra to become enlightened in the ways of shamanism! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shamanism' will show exactly how to discover your own shamanic power and how that power will guide you in your everyday life! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Shamanic history, from its origins in Paleolithic times to its spreading influence today. -Power animals, where to locate them and how they communicate with you. -How to take a shamanic, travelling through the Lower, Upper, and Middle Worlds, and exploring your past or future. -Shamanic healing techniques in use with modern medicine.
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Kupilikula

Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique

Author: Harry G. West

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226894058

Category: History

Page: 362

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On the Mueda plateau in northern Mozambique, sorcerers are said to feed on their victims, sometimes "making" lions or transforming into lions to literally devour their flesh. When the ruling FRELIMO party subscribed to socialism, it condemned sorcery beliefs and counter-sorcery practices as false consciousness, but since undertaking neoliberal reform, the party—still in power after three electoral cycles—has "tolerated tradition," leaving villagers to interpret and engage with events in the idiom of sorcery. Now, when the lions prowl plateau villages ,suspected sorcerers are often lynched. In this historical ethnography of sorcery, Harry G. West draws on a decade of fieldwork and combines the perspectives of anthropology and political science to reveal how Muedans expect responsible authorities to monitor the invisible realm of sorcery and to overturn or, as Muedans call it, "kupilikula" sorcerers' destructive attacks by practicing a constructive form of counter-sorcery themselves. Kupilikula argues that, where neoliberal policies have fostered social division rather than security and prosperity, Muedans have, in fact, used sorcery discourse to assess and sometimes overturn reforms, advancing alternative visions of a world transformed.
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The Eighth Arrow

Right, Wrong and Confused Paths according to Tihanama Elder Wisdom

Author: Donald N. Panther-Yates

Publisher: Panther`s Lodge Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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The Tihanama Nation has probably escaped your attention. That was their plan. One of the last migratory tribes in North America, they range from the Great Lakes to the Florida Panhandle. Their language is an isolate, unrelated to the languages of surrounding nations. You may have heard it in the song "Wendeyaho," commonly but mistakenly called the Cherokee Morning Song. And yet, as a trading people who interacted annually with dozens of other nations between the Mississippi River and the Appalachians, their story and traditions provide the "missing link" that will change your understanding of and appreciation for the depth of Native American wisdom teachings. We believe THE EIGHTH ARROW is the most comprehensive look at these people, their language and traditions yet published.
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The Jaguar and the Wolf

Author: Leah R. Cutter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780451460264

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

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Escaping to a new world after he kills a fellow warrior, Tyrthbrand, marked by the god Tyr, forms an alliance with Lady Two Bird, a Mayan high priestess, which unites the two cultures in an attempt to stop an ethereal conflict that could destroy both Heaven and Earth. Original.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Dance & community

Congress on Research in Dance, Spring 2005 conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Author: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference,Ninotchka Bennahum,Tresa Randall,Congress on Research in Dance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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Proceedings

twenty-seventh annual conference, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 17-20 June, 2004 ; twenty-eight annual conference, Northwestern university, Evanston, Illinois, 9-12 June, 2005

Author: Society of Dance History Scholars (U.S.). Conference,Susan C Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dance

Page: 224

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Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers and Literary Agents, 2001-2002

Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761522164

Category: Authorship

Page: 917

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The classic reference guide for book authors has been completely revised and updated with the names and specific areas of interest of thousands of editors at over 500 book publishing houses.
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Die Stadt des Affengottes

Eine unbekannte Zivilisation, ein mysteriöser Fluch, eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641203929

Category: History

Page: 368

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Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.
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Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761522164

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 917

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Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents gets you past the slush piles and into the hands of the right people. This one-of-a-kind reference gives you the names, addresses, and phone numbers of hundreds of top editors and agents and includes essays by savvy "insiders" who reveal the secrets to winning them over. More comprehensive than ever before, this year's edition gives you everything you need to know to get published, from writing the knockout book proposal to turning initial rejection into ultimate success. Writer's Guide is your key to getting published. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. About the Author Jeff Herman is the owner of the Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. Among his clients are the bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He frequently speaks to writer's groups and conferences on the topic of getting published and can be reached at /www.jeffherman.com.
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Intelligenz in der Natur

eine Spurensuche an den Grenzen des Wissens

Author: Jeremy Narby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783038002574

Category:

Page: 272

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Das Lächeln der Senoi

was es bedeutet, ein Mensch zu sein

Author: Robert Wolff

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3952383007

Category:

Page: 232

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman!

Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492969445

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Dieses unglaublich witzige Buch dreht sich rund um den Menschen Feynman, der mit Anekdoten und Geschichten aus der Schulzeit, aus seiner Zeit in Los Alamos und schließlich als Professor aufwartet. Aber auch die Motivation Richard P. Feynmans, zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Wissenschaft vorzudringen, wird aus diesen Geschichten deutlich: unersättliche Neugier und geistige Unabhängigkeit.
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Long Life, Honey in the Heart

Author: Martín Prechtel

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556435386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Martín Prechtel continues the narrative of his unique life in Santiago, Atitlan in Long Life, Honey in the Heart, an eloquent memoir replete with the subtle intelligence and sophistication of Mayan culture. Set against the dramatic backdrop of Guatemala's political upheaval in the 1980s, this heady mix of magic, humor, and spirituality immerses the reader in the experiences of Mayan birth, courting, marriage, childrearing, old age, death, and beyond, using the true story of Prechtel's own family and friends.
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Heilende Trauer

Verlust und Schmerz überwinden durch Kontakte mit Verstorbenen

Author: James Van Praagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453700567

Category:

Page: 295

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