Returning to Sacred World: A Spiritual Toolkit for the Emerging Reality

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Returning to Sacred World clearly explains our current spiritual predicament and presents extensively field-tested tools for awakening, including meditation, prayer, and sacred plant medicines that wisdom carriers say are here now as key allies. Author and teacher Stephen Gray is uniquely positioned to share this authentic and urgently needed vision, with deep connections to several powerful traditions, including the Native American Church, Amazonian ayahuasca shamanism, and ...

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Overview

Returning to Sacred World clearly explains our current spiritual predicament and presents extensively field-tested tools for awakening, including meditation, prayer, and sacred plant medicines that wisdom carriers say are here now as key allies. Author and teacher Stephen Gray is uniquely positioned to share this authentic and urgently needed vision, with deep connections to several powerful traditions, including the Native American Church, Amazonian ayahuasca shamanism, and Tibetan Buddhism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846943904
  • Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Darkness and Light: A World in Transition 9

1 In the Time of Crisis and Transformation 11

2 When the Grandmothers Speak ... Reclaiming the Feminine Principle in Human Affairs 37

3 We Speak on the Basis of Our Visions: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom 51

4 Come Together 60

5 Putting the Art Pedal to the Metal 73

6 At Play in the Fields of the Lord: Awakened Economics 101 91

7 The Universe is Alive ... and calling to us 98

8 Ecstatic Marriage of the Sacred and the Profane: A Short Rant 109

Part 2 Your Head Garland of Non-thought: Good Teachings and Wise Words from the Four Directions 113

Introduction to Part 2 115

9 Slipping Out of the Chains of Fear 117

10 Worry>Boredom>Silence 122

11 Without Goal 129

12 The Worst Horse 135

13 Humble Accomplishment 140

14 Time and the Eternal Now 145

15 If You Meet the Buddha On the Road: On Students and Teachers 152

16 You Came Here to Get Strong 171

17 Change Your Attitude and Relax 180

The Watercourse Way: A Field Study Assignment 184

Part 3 Roads Leading Toward Home: Tools and Techniques for Healing and Awakening 187

Introduction to Part 3 189

18 Nothing Happens Next: On Mindfulness/ Awareness Meditation 194

19 A Channel Between Voice and Presence: The Power of Prayer 204

20 Through the Looking Glass: Substances that Heal and Reveal 226

21 Vine of the Soul: Ayahuasca 244

22 Heart of the Great Spirit: The Peyote Cactus 259

23 Teonanácatl: the Sacred Mushroom of Immortality 273

24 Other Healing and Awakening Medicines 296

In Conclusion 312

Notes 314

Bibliography 323

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