Ema's Odyssey: Shamanism for Healing and Spiritual Knowledge

Ema's Odyssey: Shamanism for Healing and Spiritual Knowledge

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ISBN-13: 9781583946633
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

SANDRA HARNER, PhD, cofounded the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) in the late 1970s with her husband, Michael Harner, and has taught at U.C. Berkeley, California College of Arts and Crafts, and the State University of New York at Purchase. She has been actively involved in the FSS since its inception and is director of the Shamanism and Health Project and codirector of the Shamanic Knowledge Conservatory. Harner is a licensed psychologist and maintains a clinical practice specializing in health psychology and existential-humanistic psychotherapy. Her current focus of research is the intersection of shamanism and psychology.

Table of Contents

Ema's Overture xiii

Foreword Michael Harner xv

Preface xvii

Introduction: Harner Shamanic Counseling xxi

Guide to Reading the Journeys xxxvii

Part I Ema's Journeys with Harner Shamanic Counseling

Journey 1 A New Way to Learn 3

Journey 2 Seeking Wisdom 8

Journey 3 Lavender Tea 17

Journey 4 Crystal Wisdom 23

Journey 5 Floating in Infinity 30

Part II Ema's Journeys After Formal Harner Shamanic Counseling Sessions

Journey 6 To Heal the Spirit 39

Journey 7 Journey on Balance 48

Journey 8 Healing Tears 57

Journey 9 The Power of Seaweed 66

Journey 10 From Seed to Tree 77

Journey 11 A Former Life 84

Journey 12 Merging of Energies 93

Journey 13 Problems with Eating 101

Journey 14 Emerald Turtle 110

Journey 15 Not Alone 120

Journey 16 Vulture Cave 128

Journey 17 Turtle Cave 132

Journey 18 Advice from My Great Grandmother 136

Journey 19 Turtle at the Mossy Hillside 145

Journey 20 Tree of Life-Giving Water 150

Journey 21 Should I? 161

Journey 22 The Fight of My Life 170

Journey 23 Ego and Harmony 178

Journey 24 Vulture's Gift 183

Journey 25 To Go Back in Time 189

Journey 26 Visiting Turtle for Healing 199

Journey 27 The Yellow One 209

Journey 28 Healing in the Turtle Cave 213

Journey 29 Ancestry 222

Journey 30 Dismemberment in Water 228

Journey 31 Dancing with the Energies 236

Journey 32 Help Me to Get Back My Peace of Mind 241

Journey 33 Healing by Snake 249

Journey 34 Visit to the Light Place 259

Journey 35 Go to Kailas to Thank the Spirits 265

Journey 36 Fire Healing and Resurrection in Beautiful Light 273

Journey 37 Healing for My Anxiety 283

Journey 38 To See the Future in a Relaxed Way 290

Journey 39 Healing My Inner Physical Body 299

Journey 40 Exploring the Windy Cave 305

Journey 41 Meeting Raven 314

Journey 42 Asking for My Strength Back 324

Journey 43 To Ask for a Body-Soul Healing 331

Journey 44 Exploring the Spiral 339

Journey 45 Healing My Back 348

Journey 46 Advice from Turtle 357

Journey 47 A Very Powerful Dismemberment 366

Journey 48 Turtle Heals My Eyes 375

Journey 49 Ask to Meet the Yellow One 382

Journey 50 Middle World Lesson 389

Journey 51 Another Healing of My Eyes 395

Journey 52 A Milestone Journey 400

Journey 53 Death and Resurrection 408

Journey 54 Asking to Heal My Need to Eat to Feel Good 417

Journey 55 Introduced to Life in a Buddhist Monastery 424

Journey 56 Being Received in the Mystery Chamber 431

Journey 57 Asking Snake for a Healing 439

Journey 58 Meeting Turtle in the Abalone Cave 444

Journey 59 Into the Void 453

Journey 60 A Middle World Healing 458

Journey 61 Quan Yin in the Upper World 466

Journey 62 A Teaching from Quan Yin 473

Journey 63 Asking for Spiritual Balance 480

Journey 64 Tara at the Mystery Chamber 487

Epilogue: Reflections on Opening the Circle 495

Appendix: About Harner Shamanic Counseling Michael Harner 497

About the Author 501

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