Rainforest

Light and Spirit

Author: Harry Holcroft,Ghillean T. Prance

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: 9781851495771

Category: Art

Page: 189

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Artist Harry Holcroft has visited many of the tropical equatorial rainforests of the world in his quest to paint images of this wonderful ecosystem. With the typical observational powers of an artist he has noticed considerable differences in the colour

The Light

Author: J. Powers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595423949

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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In a cosmos where the physical constants of nature are fine tuned to unimaginable precision to permit the existence of life, the giant US/Chinese radio telescope on the far side of the moon detects no technological civilizations. Why? Fantasies of space travel to the stars and cheap limitless energy have, by the mid-21st century, proven to be just that. Fantasies. Upon this stage appears an American Indian woman in the grip of a delusion that her son is Quetzalcoatl, an ancient Meso-American God whom she has pursued in devotion across the centuries. A teacher at the shabby Apache Indian reservation elementary school recognizes the boy as probably the greatest mathematical genius in human history. A shaman senses in the man the reality of myth and fulfillment of ancient prophecy. None comprehend the staggering dimensions of his true destiny. The Light is a psychedelic adventure of a genius who must choose between surrender to delusion, or freedom from superstition and madness to fall in love and live his own life as the greatest particle physicist of his age. In so doing he unleashes forces that give substance to ancient myths and challenge the limits of human imagination.

Spirit of the Rainforest

A Yanomamö Shaman's Story

Author: Mark A. Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)

Page: 271

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The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

Spirit Guide Contact Through Hypnosis

Author: Bruce Goldberg

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601637802

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Contacting spirit guides is as old as civilization itself. Shamans dating back to at least 50,000 B.C. ritualistically contacted nonphysical entities. The Mystery Schools of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Persia, Rome, and India also dealt with contacting spirit guides. Every major religion acknowledges the reality of discarnate entities or spirits, whether they are called saints, angels, the Holy Spirit, and so on. One of the purposes of this book is to demystify this process. The media’s depiction of spirit contact has led to the false assumption that anyone who establishes this contact must be in great danger. In reality, this communication is natural, relatively simple, and a wonderful growth experience. Spirit communication removes the fear of death and bereavement, and results in a form of spiritual empowerment. Contacting your spirit guides can help us: Develop your intuition and other psychic abilities. Increase your ability to love yourself and others. Become more aware of the workings of the universe. Establish better contact with your own Masters and Guides and Higher Self to facilitate your own spiritual evolution. Protect you from negative entities and/or other forces in the universe. Access the wisdom of the ancients. Establish and maintain your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Overcome bad habits and fears. Eliminate the fear of death. See into the future. Master the art of out-of-body experiences. Learn your true karmic purpose. Spirit Guide Contact Through Hypnosis includes free audio companion downloads.

A Light in the Jungle

A True Story of Modern-Day Pioneers

Author: B. K. Clark

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0999487728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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This is the true story of a young Mormon family who left their comfortable home in California to work in the oil industry of South America from 1948 to 1963. This family of eight lived in the jungles of Colombia, the deserts of Northern Peru, and the Amazon rain forests of Brazil.

Houses in the Rainforest

Ethnicity and Inequality Among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa

Author: Roy Richard Grinker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520915664

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This is the first ethnographic study of the farmers and foragers of northeastern Zaire since Colin Turnbull's classic works of the 1960s. Roy Richard Grinker lived for nearly two years among the Lese farmers and their long-term partners, the Efe (Pygmies), learned their languages, and gained unique insights into their complex social relations and ethnic identities. By showing how political organization is structured by ethnic and gender relations in the Lese house, Grinker challenges previous views of the Lese and Efe and other farmer-forager societies, as well as the conventional anthropological boundary between domestic and political contexts.

Love in the Rainforest

New and Selected Poems

Author: Linda Rogers

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781550960464

Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 127

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Wisdom from a Rainforest

The Spiritual Journey of an Anthropologist

Author: Stuart A. Schlegel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349585

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In the early sixties, Stuart Schlegel went into a remote rainforest on the Philippine island of Mindanao as an anthropologist in search of material. What he found was a group of people whose tolerant, gentle way of life would transform his own values and beliefs profoundly. Wisdom from a Rainforest is Schlegel's testament to his experience and to the Teduray people of Figel, from whom he learned such vital, lasting lessons. Schlegel's lively ethnography of the Teduray portrays how their behavior and traditions revolved around kindness and compassion for humans, animals, and the spirits sharing their worlds. Schlegel describes the Teduray's remarkable legal system and their strong story-telling tradition, their elaborate cosmology, and their ritual celebrations. At the same time, Schlegel recounts his own transformation—how his worldview as a member of an advanced, civilized society was shaken to the core by a so-called primitive people. He begins to realize how culturally determined his own values are and to see with great clarity how much the Teduray can teach him about gender equality, tolerance for difference, generosity, and cooperation. By turns funny, tender, and gripping, Wisdom from a Rainforest honors the Teduray's legacy and helps us see how much we can learn from a way of life so different from our own.

Spirit of Chocolate

A Woman's Journey to the Rainforest in Search of Her Dreams

Author: Joanne Dodgson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781504391894

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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This magical story will guide our way through the changing times on the earth. Let the medicines of the rainforest and the spirit of chocolate show you the way home to your heart.

Perspectives on Africa

A Reader in Culture, History and Representation

Author: Roy Richard Grinker,Stephen C. Lubkemann,Christopher Steiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444335227

Category: Social Science

Page: 689

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"This welcome new edition of key texts, written about Africa as well as from within it, builds on the past but speaks boldly to the current generation - with some striking contributions on contemporary issues." Wendy James, University of Oxford "This carefully chosen and brilliantly edited collection is an extraordinary resource for anthropologists of Africa. Some of the most seminal works in one of the most foundational domains in the discipline take on new significance In the light of the new current scholarship represented in the volume and of the new conversations among them that Grinker, Lubkernann and Steiner have brought out. This volume is a treasure." Caroline H. Bledsoe, Northwestern University "This Impressive volume provides a critical genealogy of scholarship In Africa, weaving together historical and contemporary pieces to provide insights not only into the political economy and cultural dynamism of Africa's past, but of its future too." Henrietta Moore, University of Cambridge and Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics "This superb collection of influential contemporary and classic works in African studies will be indispensable to both students and instructors. Twelve thematic sections, each masterfully framed by the editors, offer a deft blend of intellectual history, theory, and thnography." Angelique Haugerud, Rutgers University The second edition of the popular reader Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation offers forty six articles illustrating the dynamic processes by which scholars have described and understood African history and culture over the past several decades. This new edition presents fourteen new selections as well as two entirely new parts, "Violent Transformations: Conflict and Displacement" and "Development, Governance, and Globalization," revealing the historical trajectory, daily experience, and vital influence of African people in the modern world. Roy Richard Grinker is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University, Director of the GW Institute for Ethnographic Research, and Editor-in-Chief of Anthropological Quarterly. He is author of four other books, including In the Arms of Africa: The Life of Colin M. Turnbull, and Houses in the Rainforest, and Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism. Stephen C. Lubkemann is Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is author of Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War and is associate editor for Anthropological Quarterly and a co-founder of GWU's Diaspora Research Program. Christopher B. Steiner is the Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, and Director of Museum Studies at Connecticut College. He is the author of the award-winning book African Art in Transit, and co-editor (with Ruth Phillips) of Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds.

Paths in the Rainforests

Toward a History of Political Tradition in Equatorial Africa

Author: Jan M. Vansina

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299125734

Category: History

Page: 448

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Vansina’s scope is breathtaking: he reconstructs the history of the forest lands that cover all or part of southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Congo, Zaire, the Central African Republic, and Cabinda in Angola, discussing the original settlement of the forest by the western Bantu; the periods of expansion and innovation in agriculture; the development of metallurgy; the rise and fall of political forms and of power; the coming of Atlantic trade and colonialism; and the conquest of the rainforests by colonial powers and the destruction of a way of life. “In 400 elegantly brilliant pages Vansina lays out five millennia of history for nearly 200 distinguishable regions of the forest of equatorial Africa around a new, subtly paradoxical interpretation of ‘tradition.’” —Joseph Miller, University of Virginia “Vansina gives extended coverage . . . to the broad features of culture and the major lines of historical development across the region between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 1000. It is truly an outstanding effort, readable, subtle, and integrative in its interpretations, and comprehensive in scope. . . . It is a seminal study . . . but it is also a substantive history that will long retain its usefulness.”—Christopher Ehret, American Historical Review

One Spirit Medizin

Die Praxis schamanischer Heilung

Author: Alberto Villoldo

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641175100

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Heilgeheimnisse aus dem Regenwald und moderne Wissenschaft. Alberto Villoldo ist einer der bekanntesten und meistgelesenen Schamanen unserer Zeit. Als er eine niederschmetternde Diagnose bekommt – fünf verschiedene Arten von Hepatitis, toxische Bakterien im gesamten Körper und Parasiten im Gehirn – ist er dem Tode nah. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben steht er vor der Herausforderung, das Wissen, das er seit Jahrzehnten selbst lehrt, radikal an sich selbst anzuwenden. Mit Erfolg! Villoldo hat sich selbst geheilt – mit One Spirit Medizin, einer höchst wirksamen Synthese aus uralten schamanischen Methoden wie Fasten, Meditieren und Visionssuche und aktuellsten Erkenntnissen aus der modernen Wissenschaft. Diese umfassen das Entgiften von Körper und Geist durch Superfoods und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel, das Ausschalten der »Todesuhr« in unseren Zellen durch Beeinflussung der Mitochondrien, Energiearbeit zur Reparatur von Gehirn und Körper auf Quantenebene und eine revolutionäre Methode, in nur sechs Wochen einen grunderneuerten, vitalen und widerstandsfähigen Körper zu kreieren. Mit One Spirit Medizin gelingt Villoldo der lange überfällige Brückenschlag vom Jahrtausende alten schamanischen Erfahrungsschatz zu mordernsten medizinischen Erkenntnissen. Mit vielen Übungen und Rezepten.

Gifts from the Rainforest

Medicine for Healing the Modern Mind

Author: Rheanni Lightwater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977708086

Category: Healing

Page: 122

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Gifts from the Rainforest is the premier book of Intuitive Learning Circles that will help you develop your intuition, strengthen your instincts and get you back in touch with Nature. Call upon forty-nine plant, animal, and nature totems from the jungle and ask for their wisdom and advice. Receive insights, divinations and prescriptions for getting back in balance with the planet and getting out of the rat race.Use them as gifts from your Soul to help you change worn out attitudes, habits and behaviors that are holding you back. The Intuitive Learning Circles teach you to look into your heart for answers and the medicine that comes from the Nature Spirits will amaze and enlighten you!Included is an easy reference chart to help you choose the medicine that will move you and yours through all kinds of negative thinking, attitudes and beliefs.

Empire of the senses

the sensual culture reader

Author: David Howes

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859738580

Category: Medical

Page: 421

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In Empire of the Sensesthe senses are considered as cultural systems. Bringing together classic pieces by key thinkers--from Marshall McLuhan and Alain Corbin to Susan Stewart and Oliver Sacks--as well as newly commissioned articles, this path-breaking book provides a comprehensive overview of the "sensual revolution," where all manner of disciplines converge. Its aim is to enhance our understanding of the role of the senses in history and across cultures by overturning the hegemony of vision in contemporary theory and demonstrating that all senses play a role in mediating cultural experience. It asks provocative questions that most of us take for granted. Are there, for example, only five senses, or is this assumption a Western construct? This radical contribution to revisioning cultural studies will be essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the full complexity of how we experience our world.

The Rainbow Spirit in Creation

A Reading of Genesis 1

Author: Jasmine Corowa,Norman C. Habel,Rainbow Spirit Elders

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814627167

Category: Religion

Page: 30

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Identifying God the Creator with the Rainbow Spirit, Aboriginal Christians see in Christ the incarnation of the Rainbow Spirit in human form. In "The Rainbow Spirit in Creation", the Rainbow Spirit Elders share the story of the creation of the land with colorful illustrations that show the Rainbow Snake as part of the seven days of creation, offering a new interpretation of the Aboriginal culture and a view of the Creator Spirit as within the earth, not apart from it.

Everyday Soul

Awakening the Spirit in Daily Life

Author: Bradford Keeney

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 9781573226349

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Offers an exploration of mystical beliefs and religious traditions from all over the world, with practical exercises designed to connect readers to their own inner spirit. Reprint.