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When The Drummers Were Women

Author: Layne Redmond
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780609801284
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Examines feminine and goddess traditions to chronicle the role of women and drums in history, ritual, and religion

Sacred Drumming

Author: Steven Ash
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806926575
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Take a guided tour from a writer who grew up and studied on Native American reservations and join those throughout the world—from Siberia to South America, Australia to Africa—who venerate the drum for its healing and celebratory powers. Through painting, cleansing, blessing, smudging, dedicating, chanting, and performing, you’ll find your own special beat, transforming the drum into a medicinal tool. Become one with a purchased or homemade instrument. Draw on the knowledge of Native American and other cultures to drum away fear, purify, establish a sacred space, and reach into areas of the consciousness that would otherwise be inaccessible. Extra special bonus: a CD with more than an hour’s worth of music for a Sacred Directions ceremony, meditation, trance, and more.

Chakra Meditation

Author: Layne Redmond
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077417
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Our chakras—the seven energy centers located from the base of the spine to the crown of the head—govern every aspect of our health and consciousness. Resting in the lower chakra is the primordial life force of kundalini. With Chakra Meditation, Layne Redmond presents a complete program for awakening kundalini and bringing its cleansing, revitalizing energy up through all seven of your chakras. Combining five traditional yogic techniques—visualization, breathing, postures, sacred sounds, and meditation—Redmond provides a safe and effective system to tune each chakra and open you to inner sources of inspiration and personal power. This book-and-CD training program includes: Eight full-color chakra yantra (sacred geometry) illustrations to help focus your healing meditations The “Breath of Fire” practice to cleanse the respiratory system Yogic gazing techniques to sharpen concentration, release anger, and rejuvenate the eyes Nadi shodhana (alternate nostril) breathing to purify the energy channels in the body A full 30-minute chakra purification practice to enhance physical health, emotional balance, and spiritual growth

Sacred Woman Sacred Dance

Author: Iris J. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620550547
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Shows how dance, the highest expression of spirituality in cultures and traditions all over the world, is being integrated into the lives of women today • The first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance • Investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship, and reveals how dance is once again being brought into spiritual practices • Includes resources for further instruction in sacred dance Today we primarily think of dance as a form of entertainment or as a way to exercise or socialize. There was a time, however, when dance was considered the way to commune with the divine, a part of life's journey, celebrating the seasons and rhythms of the year and the rhythms of our lives. Dance is a language that reunites the body, mind, and soul. While the role of women's sacred dance was most valued in goddess-worshipping cultures where women served as priestesses and healers, dance was once an integral part of religious ritual and ceremonial expression in cultures all over the world, including Judaism and Christianity. In this book the author investigates how dance came to be excluded from worship and reveals how dance is once again being integrated into spiritual practices. Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance is the first book to explore women's spiritual expression--women's ways--through a study of dance. It describes sacred circles, birth rituals, ecstatic dances, and dances of loss and grief (in groups and individually) that allow women to integrate the movements of faith, healing, and power into their daily life.

The Motherline

Author: Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Publisher: Fisher King Press
ISBN: 0981034462
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Originally published: Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, 1992, under the title: Stories from the motherline.

The Healing Power Of The Drum

Author: Robert Lawrence Friedman
Publisher: White Cliffs Media Company
ISBN: 9780941677875
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An authoritative perspective on the psychological, physiological, and spiritual benefits of drumming and hand drumming.

Sex And The Intelligence Of The Heart

Author: Julie McIntyre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776989
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Explores how Nature underlies sexuality and intimacy • Examines how to regain intimacy in our relationships in a way that embraces our hidden wild nature and restores the sacred to our lives • Provides sacred sex and intimacy-building practices for partners and exercises to reconnect with the intuitive intelligence of the heart, remove our emotional armor, and cultivate a deeper relationship with the Earth • Shows how by healing our relationship with Nature and our sexuality, we move toward healing the whole planet Nature is having sex all the time--that’s one of the reasons we feel so alive when we are immersed in it. Sexuality is essential to the sensation of Nature in your own body, of connecting to the piece of Earth closest to you--your own flesh and bones. Many a couple has been overcome by passion while walking in the woods or on the beach; many a soul has found solace or epiphany in Nature. Living in accordance with Nature depends on you being your true, whole self--a sexual, sensual, erotic, fully alive human being. Exploring the territory of intimacy, sacred sex, and emotional healing as a journey to wholeness, Julie McIntyre examines the sacred relationship between sexuality and the Earth and reveals how to create deep, lasting intimacy with your lover by recapturing the wild, spontaneous, natural sexuality that is your birthright. Detailing the process of moving from your head to the secret garden of your heart, she provides exercises to heal your psyche of old emotional trauma, reconnect with the intuitive intelligence of the heart, and cultivate a deeper relationship with the Earth in order to trust yourself and become vulnerable and open with your lover and thus truly intimate. She shows how there is a direct relationship between our beliefs and values about sex and intimacy and our beliefs and values about the environment and the Earth. She reveals how, by healing our separation from Nature and our sexuality, we can bring the sacred back into our lives, shape our own ecstatic sexual experiences, and move toward healing the whole planet.

The Goddess In Your Stars

Author: Geraldine Thorsten
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 9780671677800
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Containing a personality profile of each of the twelve sun signs, drawn from their original feminine meanings and updated for today's woman, this book is based on the influence of the moon and maps the woman's physical cycles.

Divine Daughters

Author: Rachel L. Bagby
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
ISBN: 9780062514264
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The author relates her life experiences to explore the connection between self-expression and personal power and calls on women to reclaim their voices and respect their passions

Chanting

Author: Robert Gass
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 9780767903233
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Including details about chanting's history and traditions as well as new scientific findings about the many medical benefits of humming and vibration, this guide to vocal meditation provides readers with easy instructions, breathing techniques, and tips on how to create unique, personal chants. Reprint.