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.
About the Author
James Endredy leads workshops throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada and is actively involved in preserving the world’s indigenous cultures and sacred sites. For more than 30 years he has learned shamanic practices from all over the globe and has lived with the Huichol of Mexico for years at a time. The award-winning author of several books, including Ecoshamanism
, The Flying Witches of Veracruz
, Teachings of the Peyote Shamans
, and Earthwalks for Body and Spirit
, he lives in Vermont.
"James Endredy births another book that provides theory, personal background, and teaching stories that illuminate shamanic practices and exercises that can produce a meaningful path in life. It makes for `powerful medicine,' if you use what he offers in a respectful and humble way. He expands our notions of `self ' and what is possible at a time of cultural crisis that calls for us to meet the challenges of today's world with expanded vision and empowerment to create life-affirming ways of living with all our relations." * Tom Pinkson, Ph.D., author of The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol and Fruitful Aging *
"This remarkable book provides readers already proficient in basic shamanism a rare glimpse into the deeper universe of traditional healers and their most powerful practices. With precision and integrity Endredy provides step-by-step guidance for learning the advanced healing arts of world shamanism, such as interacting with Sacred Fire, recapitulating energy drains, creating animal-spirit jicara bowls, a personal death/rebirth ceremony, lucid-shamanic dreaming, and "quantum" healing through direct shamanic viewing. If you are ready to fully step through the portal of conscious transformation, this book will be your treasured companion and guide." * Jeff Nixa, J.D., M.Div., and author of The Lost Art of Heart Navigation *
"James Endredy's Advanced Shamanism weaves together practices he has learned and used over many years, and his transparency about their origins adds to their validity. There are skills for improving your ability to practice shamanism as well as valuable tools for benefiting your community. A must-have for any shamanic practitioner seeking a solid practical text to learn from." * Lupa, author of Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up *
"With competence and authority James Endredy has written a powerful book with clear and precise instructions on advanced shamanic techniques learned directly from indigenous shamans. This is a wonderful contribution to shamanic literature. By bridging quantum physics with ancient shamanic practices, he immeasurably expands our access to the strange and wonderful world of the age-old shamanic path. This is the real deal." * Jose Luis Stevens, Ph.D., author of Awaken the Inner Shaman and Encounters with Power *
". . . a rich and fascinating journey intended to culminate in increasing levels of shamanic mastery. As the title implies, this is not a book for dabblers but is for advanced practitioners who have the grounding and patience necessary to work through and digest these exercises and resulting experiences over a period of months, even years." * Hillary S. Webb, Ph.D., author of Traveling between the Worlds *
PREFACE Why Advanced Shamanism? PART ONE The Phenomena of Shamanism 1 The Shamanic Worldview 2 States of Consciousness 3 Psi and Shamanism 4 Hyperspace, Holographic Fields, and Phase-Conjugate Mirrors PART TWO Primal Practices for Advanced Shamanism 5 Fundamental Practices: Part 1 Practice 1: Bringing Forth the Sacred Fire with Intention Practice 2: Fire Ceremony--Reclaiming Lost Energy by Healing Energetic Drains Practice 3: The Three Points of Attention 6 Fundamental Practices: Part 2 Practice 4: Acquiring Spirit Animal Guides--The Jicara Practice 5: Shamanic Death and Rebirth Practice 6: Healing Stones--Acquiring Te'ka PART THREE The Shamanic Dreamscape 7 Lucid Dreaming Practice 7: Cleansing Your Day in Preparation for Lucid Dreaming Practice 8: Importance of a Dream Journal Practice 9: Creating Lucid Goals Practice 10: Enhancing Prospective Memory--Reality Checks 8 Mastering Dream Cycles for Lucid Dreaming Practice 11: Waking during Dreaming Practice 12: Urination-Induced Lucid Dreaming Practice 13: The Sleep Rhythm Adjustment Technique 9 Autogenic Training and Lucid Dreaming Practice 14: The "I Breathe Me" Experience Practice 15: The Heaviness Experience Practice 16: Vascular Dilation Practice 17: Regulation of the Heart Practice 18: Warmth in the Abdomen Practice 19: Cooling the Forehead for Advanced Practice 10 Visualization for Advanced Lucid Dreaming Practice 20: The Spontaneous Evocation of Colors Practice 21: Colors on Demand Practice 22: Developing a Lucid Dreaming Practice--A Two-Week Intensive 11 Three Bridges to Shamanic Dreaming Practice 23: First Bridge--Dream Reentry Practice 24: Second Bridge--Dreaming Reality Check Practice 25: Third Bridge--Changing the Dream 12 Sentient Beings in the Dreamscape Practice 26: Feeling the Dream Landscape Practice 27: Animal Totems Practice 28: Interacting with Spirit Animals Practice 29: Human Spirit Guides PART FOUR Shamanic Practices for Quantum Healing 13 Shamanic Viewing Practice 30: Phase-Conjugate Mirrors of the Mind Practice 31: Targets Other Than People Practice 32: Direct Viewing of Random People Practice 33: Direct Viewing of a Client or Person You Are Helping 14 Advanced Shamanic Healing Practice 34: Cleaning the Holographic Field Practice 35: Extraction of the Holographic Field and Phase-Conjugate Mirrors Practice 36: Energetic Infusion of the Holographic Field and Decoding Client Ailments Practice 37: Making the Energetic Patch Permanent 15 The Five Points of Attention Practice 38: The Five Points of Attention EPILOGUE What's Next? APPENDIX Ethics and Shamanic Practitioners Notes Glossary Bibliography Index