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The Shamanic Way of the Bee : Ancient Wisdom and Healing Practices of the Bee Masters - Simon Buxton

The Shamanic Way of the Bee

Ancient Wisdom and Healing Practices of the Bee Masters

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Reveals for the first time the ancient tradition of bee shamanism and its secret practices and teachings- Examines the healing and ceremonial powers of the honeybee and the hive- Reveals bee shamanism's system of acupuncture, which predates the Chinese systems- Imparts teachings from the female tradition and explores the transformative powers of the magico-sexual elixirs they produceBee shamanism may well be the most ancient and enigmatic branch of shamanism, yet it exists throughout the world--wherever in fact the honeybee exists. Its medicinal tools are now in common usage--such as honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly--and even the origins of Chinese acupuncture can be traced back to the ancient practice of applying bee stings to the body's meridians.In this authoritative ethnography and spiritual memoir, Simon Buxton--an elder of the Path of Pollen--reveals for the first time the richness of this tradition: its subtle intelligence; its sights, sounds, and smells; and its unique ceremonies, which until now have been known only to initiates. Buxton's footsteps were first put on the Path of Pollen at age nine when an Austrian bee shaman cured him of a near fatal bout of encephalitits. This early contact prepared him for his later meeting with an elder of the tradition who took him on as an apprentice. Following an intense initiation that opened him to the mysteries of the hive mind, the author learned over the next 13 years the practices, rituals, and tools of bee shamanism. He experienced the healing and spiritual powers of honey and other bee products, including the flying ointment used by medieval witches, as well as ritual initiations with the female members of the tradition--the Mellisae--and the application of magico-sexual "nectars" that promote longevity and ecstasy. "The Shamanic Way of the Bee" is a rare view into the secret wisdom of this age-old tradition.

?An exquisitely written, powerful, and important book. Reveals for the first time a European form of shamanism and healing magic that arises lucidly and sweetly from the natural world immediately around us--the extraordinary details of which we so often overlook.?


?Simon Buxton's much-awaited debut is set to revolutionize the way we see European native traditions. This is a compelling read with elegantly chosen words that convey complex spiritual truths in a beautifully simple way. The Shamanic Way of the Bee promises to become a shamanic classic.?


?An exquisitely written, powerful, and important book. Reveals for the first time a European form of shamanism and healing magic that arises lucidly and sweetly from the natural world immediately around us--the extraordinary details of which we so often overlook.?


?Simon Buxton's much-awaited debut is set to revolutionize the way we see European native traditions. This is a compelling read with elegantly chosen words that convey complex spiritual truths in a beautifully simple way." The Shamanic Way of the Bee" promises to become a shamanic classic.?

ISBN: 9780892811489
ISBN-10: 089281148X
Series: No
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th July 2004
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1