Teachings of the Peyote Shamans

A rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism • Describes the five sacred sites of the Huichol and their peyote ceremonies • Explains how the Huichol teachings of awareness, centered on the five points of attention, ...

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Park Street Press

ISBN: 9781620554616

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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A rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism • Describes the five sacred sites of the Huichol and their peyote ceremonies • Explains how the Huichol teachings of awareness, centered on the five points of attention, connect you to your true essence • Reveals the deep relationship between Huichol cosmology, Gnosticism, and Christianity, especially Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary Taking place in the heart of the Huichol homeland in western Mexico, this book offers a rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism, which is permeated with the use of the sacred peyote cactus. Outsiders are almost never allowed access to Huichol sacred sites and ceremonies; however, James Endredy, after years of friendship with Huichol families, earned the privilege nearly by accident. Swayed by persistent pleading, he agreed to take another gringo into the mountains to one of the Huichols’ ceremonial centers, and they were both caught. After trial and punishment, Endredy was invited to stay within the sacred lands for the festivities he had illegally intruded upon and found his initiation into the Huichol shamanic tradition had begun. Sharing his intimate conversations and journeys with the shaman he calls “Peyote Jesus,” the author explains how Huichol belief revolves around the five sacred directions, the five sacred sites, and the five points of attention. As Peyote Jesus explains, the five points of attention refer to dividing your awareness yet staying focused on your inner self. This is not a normal state of consciousness for most people, yet when we maintain these points of attention, we discover our true essence and move closer to God. Endredy undergoes dozens of spiritual journeys with peyote as he makes the pilgrimages to the five sacred Huichol sites with Peyote Jesus. He is shocked by his vision of the Virgin Mary while under peyote’s guidance and learns of the deep relationship--strictly on Huichol terms--between their cosmology, Gnosticism, and Christianity, especially Jesus Christ. Providing an inside look at the major ceremonies and peyote rituals of the Huichol, this unexpectedly powerful book reveals the key tenants of the Huichol worldview, their beliefs in the afterlife, and their spiritual work on behalf of all of humanity.

Teachings of the Peyote Shamans

The Five Points of Attention James Endredy. TEACHINGS OF THE PEYOTE
SHAMANS The Five Points of Attention JAMES ENDREDY TEACHINGS OF THE
PEYOTE SHAMANS “James is a wonderful storyteller.

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554623

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 759

A rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism • Describes the five sacred sites of the Huichol and their peyote ceremonies • Explains how the Huichol teachings of awareness, centered on the five points of attention, connect you to your true essence • Reveals the deep relationship between Huichol cosmology, Gnosticism, and Christianity, especially Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary Taking place in the heart of the Huichol homeland in western Mexico, this book offers a rare in-depth look at the inner workings of Huichol shamanism, which is permeated with the use of the sacred peyote cactus. Outsiders are almost never allowed access to Huichol sacred sites and ceremonies; however, James Endredy, after years of friendship with Huichol families, earned the privilege nearly by accident. Swayed by persistent pleading, he agreed to take another gringo into the mountains to one of the Huichols’ ceremonial centers, and they were both caught. After trial and punishment, Endredy was invited to stay within the sacred lands for the festivities he had illegally intruded upon and found his initiation into the Huichol shamanic tradition had begun. Sharing his intimate conversations and journeys with the shaman he calls “Peyote Jesus,” the author explains how Huichol belief revolves around the five sacred directions, the five sacred sites, and the five points of attention. As Peyote Jesus explains, the five points of attention refer to dividing your awareness yet staying focused on your inner self. This is not a normal state of consciousness for most people, yet when we maintain these points of attention, we discover our true essence and move closer to God. Endredy undergoes dozens of spiritual journeys with peyote as he makes the pilgrimages to the five sacred Huichol sites with Peyote Jesus. He is shocked by his vision of the Virgin Mary while under peyote’s guidance and learns of the deep relationship--strictly on Huichol terms--between their cosmology, Gnosticism, and Christianity, especially Jesus Christ. Providing an inside look at the major ceremonies and peyote rituals of the Huichol, this unexpectedly powerful book reveals the key tenants of the Huichol worldview, their beliefs in the afterlife, and their spiritual work on behalf of all of humanity.

Earthwalks for Body and Spirit

This book teaches readers to literally walk the path to mental quietude, higher consciousness, and greater awareness of Mother Earth.

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781879181786

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 187

James Endredy, a workshop leader with Victor Sanchez, shows how the simple act of walking can be a catalyst for personal transformation. This book teaches readers to literally walk the path to mental quietude, higher consciousness, and greater awareness of Mother Earth.

Advanced Shamanism

Integrating modern research with ancient knowledge to provide an enlightened view of shamanism that marries science and spirit, this guide offers authentic shamanic wisdom and techniques to help the solitary practitioner move forward on ...

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591432847

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 311

A step-by-step guide to authentic advanced shamanic practices • Offers hands-on instructions for more than 30 practices, including sacred Fire ceremonies, direct shamanic viewing, shamanic death and rebirth, working with healing stones, shamanic lucid dreaming, shamanic healing, and advanced methods for acquiring an animal spirit guide • Allows solitary shamanic practitioners to advance their practice • Examines the biological foundations of spiritual experience, the many ways that Psi phenomena and shamanism are linked, and their relationship to the scientific concept of quantum entanglement In this step-by-step guide to more than three dozen advanced shamanic practices, James Endredy shares the wisdom and techniques he has learned through 30 years of working with shamanic teachers from all over the globe, including Huichol kawiteros, Tibetan lamas, Incan, Mayan, and Tukano shamans, Indian siddhas, the Kanaka Maoli of Hawai’i, and elders from many Native American tribes, such as the Seneca, Lenni Lenape, Arapaho, Sioux, Tuscarora, Yurok, Navajo, and Hopi. Endredy offers hands-on instructions for sacred Fire ceremonies, direct shamanic viewing, experiencing shamanic death and rebirth, working with and acquiring healing stones, shamanic lucid dreaming, shamanic healing, and advanced methods for acquiring an animal spirit guide, including how to properly retain its spirit in a sacred bundle or altar and how to use its power responsibly for healing. He provides a meticulous step-by-step approach to working with the five points of attention, a Huichol teaching on sacred awareness and shamanic levels of attention. He also examines the many ways that Psi phenomena and shamanism are linked and their relationship to the scientific concept of quantum entanglement. Showing how quantum physics is the scientific expression of shamanism, the author also explores the biological foundations of spiritual experiences, including the roles of serotonin, dopamine, and opioid transmitters, and the connections between altered consciousness and shamanic states. Integrating modern research with ancient knowledge to provide an enlightened view of shamanism that marries science and spirit, this guide offers authentic shamanic wisdom and techniques to help the solitary practitioner move forward on their shamanic path.

Encounters with Power

There is much teaching and knowledge in his stories that may bring us into
connection with our inner chief—the leader ... JAMES ENDREDY author of
Teachings of the Peyote Shamans: The Five Points of Attention and Advanced
Autogenic ...

Author: José Luis Stevens

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622037944

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 185

A Shamanic Odyssey of Discovery When you leave the beaten path of civilization, you enter the world of primal and mysterious forces—and encounter wonders you never thought possible. This is the territory of the shaman. To learn the secrets of shamanism, José Luis Stevens has traveled to the remote and wild places where the oldest human spiritual practice still exists in its purest form. With Encounters with Power, this respected teacher invites you to experience his journeys to meet shamans around the globe—and share in the wisdom he received. Join this master storyteller as he recounts his meetings with Spirit in its many guises, including: • India and the Life-Changing Reading—at a turning point in his life, Jose receives a startlingly accurate prophecy • Lost in Mexico—a humbling education in the difference between “power” and “control” • The Guatemala Test and Initiation—the power of being frugal with judgment and generous with forgiveness • Encounters with the Power of Aborigines and Songlines Down Under—sometimes the teacher appears when the student is not ready • Journeys for Power with Medicine—visions with the plant spirit of ayahuasca • A Magical Andes Wedding—an unforgettable ceremony attended by people, spirits, and the forces of nature • The Dolphin Brujos—nature’s tricksters teach a sharp lesson in responsibility and humility • Encounters with the Dark Shaman—a perilous jungle journey reveals the ferocity of nature and the dangerous side of shamanic practice • Nevado Aconcagua: Pilgrimage to a Sacred Mountain—how a holy place can be both a dangerous trial and a source of limitless support Power is everywhere—encounters with power can happen any time. “In my travels to meet these extraordinary healers,” writes José, “I’ve had terrifying, enlightening, and at times hugely entertaining adventures. Power can destroy us or it can raise us up by teaching us and nourishing us. I may not be a master, but I have learned a few things that you may find helpful on your own quest.”

Shamanic Alchemy

A hands-on guide to advanced spiritual transformation through the combined sacred arts of alchemy and shamanism • Recasts the 7 stages of the alchemical “Great Work” as a transformative shamanic journey and initiatic experience • ...

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591433185

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 237

A hands-on guide to advanced spiritual transformation through the combined sacred arts of alchemy and shamanism • Recasts the 7 stages of the alchemical “Great Work” as a transformative shamanic journey and initiatic experience • Provides step-by-step instructions for 18 shamanic alchemy practices for inner transformation, including vibrational energy work, consciousness-altering techniques, the creation of mirrors of the mind, and sacred ceremonies tied to the four elements • Explores the alchemical plant-medicine techniques of spagyrics, as well as recipes for basic tinctures and “plant-stones” Offering a unique, hands-on guide to advanced self-transformation, James Endredy shows how traditional shamanic techniques offer a doorway into the sacred art of alchemy, the inner transformation of the soul. Revealing the practical and intuitive connections between shamanism and alchemy, including not only Western alchemy but also alchemical practices from the East, Endredy recasts the 7 stages of the alchemical “Great Work” as a transformative shamanic journey and initiatic experience. He provides step-by-step instructions for 18 shamanic alchemy practices for inner transformation, including vibrational energy work, consciousness-altering techniques, the creation of mirrors of the mind, shamanic viewing, and sacred ceremonies tied to the four elements. Exploring the healing art of spagyrics, the author shows how this alchemical plant-medicine practice is receptive to the energetic work of traditional shamanic techniques. He details formulations for distilling shamanic spagyric remedies, as well as recipes for basic tinctures and “plant-stones.” He also discusses the creation of sacred space, altars, and shamanic distillation lodges. Comparing shamanic and alchemical cosmologies, the author explains how both shamanism and alchemy employ direct experience of the numinous and invisible worlds, also known as gnosis, to impart wisdom, invoke peace of mind, and increase creativity and vitality. Showing how the practical vibrational science of alchemy and the consciousness-transforming techniques of shamanism directly enhance and expand upon each other, Endredy also reveals how they have the same ultimate goals: to allow the practitioner to transmute spiritual lead into gold and to penetrate the deep secrets of life and of nature.

The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol

The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol is the autobiographical account of Pinkson's decade-long immersion in the shamanic traditions of the Huichol tribes of the Sierra Madre in Mexico.

Author: Tom Soloway Pinkson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594773491

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 962

The Huichol tribes of the Sierra Madre in Mexico have thoroughly retained their ancient way of life. Their shamanic spiritual practices focus on living life in harmony with all things and offer a path path to healing both on a personal and a planetary level.

The Teachings of Don Juan

Provides a structural analysis of the logic system which the author experienced under the influence of peyote and other hallucinogens commonly used by Indian sorcerers

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520217577

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 459

Provides a structural analysis of the logic system which the author experienced under the influence of peyote and other hallucinogens commonly used by Indian sorcerers

Drug Use and Cultural Contexts beyond the West

Author: Ross Coomber

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 710

Considerable research, policy and media attention has focused recently on drug use in Britain, wider Europe, the US and other advanced â??westernâ? societies such as Australia and Canada. However, the place of drugs in other cultural contexts has received far less attention. Little is known about the use of drugs in non-western societies and this lack of comparative knowledge hinders a broader understanding of drug use, the way problems are attached to it and the nature of inappropriately applied social and regulatory policies. This book examines drug use (including alcohol) in different cultural contexts, showing how the claim of tradition can persist even while the impetus toward change is pervasive. In some cases, change is strongly resisted; in others its effects are profound and potentially highly destructive. In a world of globalization, western investment and leisure tourism can combine with the profiteering of international drug trafficking to transform traditional patterns of intoxicant use; in a world of post-colonialism, the legacies of past impositions are still causing tragedies; and in a world of western-led drug control policies, unproblematic cultural incorporation of drug use into everyday life and sacred ritual is threatened by remote and ill-informed politicians and bureaucracies. This book will be of interest to academics, students and receptive policy audiences interested in understanding drugs and the issues raised by their use in unfamiliar contexts.

Advanced Autogenic Training and Primal Awareness

In this book, James Endredy takes autogenic training to a new level, revealing how to use AT practices to optimize health as well as reawaken your senses, reconnect with Nature and tap into the vast knowledge and power of the universe.

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591432464

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 241

A step-by-step guide to optimize health, reconnect with Nature, and access the vast knowledge of the universe through autogenic training • Provides step-by-step instructions for 40 autogenic and primal mind techniques • Explains how to add healing affirmations and visualizations to autogenic practice as well as work with colors and chakras • Includes techniques to restore our primal connection to the world of Nature through practices such as Forest Bathing, Nature’s Breath, and Feeling in the Dark Developed by German doctor Johannes Schultz in the early 20th century, autogenic training teaches you how to use the mind-body connection to influence and regulate the body’s normally involuntary autonomic functions by passively tapping into your central and peripheral nervous systems. Often used for stress relief, autogenic training can also be used for asthma, chronic pain, migraines, constipation, anxiety, panic attacks, and a host of other conditions. In this book, James Endredy takes autogenic training to a new level, revealing how to use AT practices to optimize health as well as reawaken your senses, reconnect with Nature and tap into the vast knowledge and power of the universe. Beginning with the 7 standard formulas of AT, the author provides step-by-step instructions for 40 AT and primal mind techniques. He explains how to add specific healing affirmations and visualizations to your AT practice as well as how to work with colors and the chakras. He offers advanced trainings to rekindle your primal touch sensitivity, experience enhanced sight and hearing, and awaken your primal sense of smell. He reveals how to use AT to restore our primal connection to the world of Nature through practices such as Forest Bathing, Nature’s Breath, and Primal Fire Connection. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience living and working with indigenous cultures, including the Huichol, Iroquois, Sioux, Maya, and Hopi, Endredy shows how, much like a vision quest, this unique combination of AT and primal mind awareness offers rites of passage sorely missing from modern life. It gives you the tools to go deeper into your physiological being, to directly experience how we relate to the world, and to reconnect with the ancient wisdom within each of us.

The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer

Through this lovely tale and the vivid illustrations done in the medium of traditional Huichol yarn drawings, children can learn about their place in the sacred web of life.

Author: James Endredy

Publisher: Bear Cub Books

ISBN: 9781591430162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 122

A contemporary adaptation of an indigenous Huichol teaching tale, illustrated with traditional yarn drawings by Huichol artisans • Shares the hidden treasures of a nature-based indigenous culture • A teaching tool for multicultural studies for children ages 6 to 9 • Explains who the Huichol people are and the symbolism of the images used by the artists The Huichol Indians live in the remote regions of the Sierra Madre Mountains of western Mexico, where geographic isolation has allowed them to retain their culture and spiritual traditions in the face of colonization. Their nature-based way of life makes no distinction between the sacred and the secular, and they express their reverence for the powers of the earth by regarding all elements in nature as family. The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer is a modern adaptation of a traditional Huichol story depicting a young child finding his (or her) personal task in life by connecting with the powers of nature. The story is told through the experiences of young Tunuri, who becomes lost in the woods. He meets the magical Blue Deer--a messenger between the worlds of mortals and deities--who introduces Tunuri to Father Sun, Mother Earth, and others in the natural world, while leading him back to his human family. Through this lovely tale and the vivid illustrations done in the medium of traditional Huichol yarn drawings, children can learn about their place in the sacred web of life.

The Flowers of Wiricuta

The Flowers of Wiricuta is the gripping autobiographical account of Tom Pinkson's decade-long immersion in the shamanic traditions of the Huichol tribe of north central Mexico, who have retained their ancient way of life more thoroughly ...

Author: Tom Pinkson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892816590

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

View: 826

The author integrates his apprenticeship with Huichol shamans into his inspiring work with terminally ill children and their families. The Flowers of Wiricuta is the gripping autobiographical account of Tom Pinkson's decade-long immersion in the shamanic traditions of the Huichol tribe of north central Mexico, who have retained their ancient way of life more thoroughly than other indigenous groups, and are known primarily for the use of peyote in their spiritual traditions. Pinkson has successfully integrated their teachings into his work with terminally ill children and their families. His book is a heart-felt record of a personal search for a clearer understanding of the true self.

People of the Peyote

The Rules and Regulations of Wolf Shaman Apprenticeship Considering the
above , it is little wonder that certain ... His grandfather and father began teaching
him as a boy , just as he is presently teaching his own seven - year - old son .

Author: Stacy B. Schaefer

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 116

The first substantial study of a Mexican Indian society that more than any other has preserved much of its ancient way of life and religion.

The Wind is My Mother

A Muskogee Creek shaman demonstrates how traditional tribal wisdom can be applied to the problems of the modern world

Author: Bear Heart

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 733

A Muskogee Creek shaman demonstrates how traditional tribal wisdom can be applied to the problems of the modern world

To Think with a Good Heart

... of Wixárika cosmology and integrate these teachings into their work , be it
curing patients , communicating with the gods , or creating textiles . ... Shamans
— Mara ' akate The knowledge of Wixárika beliefs and traditions lies in the hands
of the shamans , the mara ' akate ... A child , male or female , who shows interest
in the shaman ' s power objects and in consuming peyote , has a special ability to
 ...

Author: Stacy B. Schaefer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 712

A journey into the ancient beliefs and traditions of the Huichol Indian women of western Mexico, known for the textiles they weave on backstrap looms.

Washo Shamans and Peyotists

This strikes one as somewhat strange since , according to orthodox doctrine ,
peyote abolishes sorcery . Significantly , it is Sam Dick who clings to the old
outlook . A former shaman , he evidently finds it no easy matter to adjust to a
world that is ...

Author: Edgar E. Siskin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 659


Spiritual Traditions

Essential Teachings to Transform Your Life Timothy Freke. AN OFFERING OF ...
The Native American Church combines South American peyote Shamanism ,
indigenous North American spirituality , and European Christianity . The priest ...

Author: Timothy Freke

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806998442

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 550

"Dazzling...offers one-stop shopping for nearly all the world's major spiritual traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christianity, Shamanism, the New Age movement, paganism and 'natural spirituality.' Focuses far more on practice than belief, emphasizing the ways individuals can develop their spirituality through yoga, mediation dance, Tai Chi, prayer, koans, pilgrimage and retreat, music, dreams...The book's breadth is indeed encyclopedic...[It's] strength lies in its remarkable visuals; every page features full-color art, and the well-designed layout is simply a treat."--Publishers Weekly.

Pharmako Gnosis

The Stephen Long Expedition of 1820 reported that mescal beans were used
both medicinally and shamanically among the ... Whatever various traditions
were melded into the Peyote Way , its true roots are in the visions and teachings
of the ...

Author: Dale Pendell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 383

View: 689

Contemporary alchemist Dale Pendell completes his poetic study of botany, chemistry, spirituality, psychology and history in a volume covering the composition and uses of visionary plants. Chapters including Phantastica, Hypnotica and Telephorica explore the hallucinogenic plants, the bringers of sleep and the bearers of distance.

Films for Anthropological Teaching

All of the music and sound was recorded on the journey ; the narration was
adapted from the native text dictated by Ramon Medina Silva , Huichol shaman
and artist , who was the leader of the peyote group . [ Reviewed by Weston La
Barre ...

Author: Karl G. Heider

Publisher: Amer Anthropological Assn

ISBN:

Category: Anthropology

Page: 324

View: 550


The Teachings of Don Juan

The story of Castaneda's remarkable spiritual journey -- in which he becomes the apprentice of a Yaqui shaman and spiritual warrior named Don Juan -- is a quest to become a "man of knowledge".

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Don Juan (Legendary character) in literature

Page: 196

View: 351

The story of Castaneda's remarkable spiritual journey -- in which he becomes the apprentice of a Yaqui shaman and spiritual warrior named Don Juan -- is a quest to become a "man of knowledge".