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Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia

Author: Ross Heaven

Publisher: Park Street Press

ISBN: 1620550008

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia • Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life • Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace • Explores recent clinical research into salvia’s long-term positive psychological effects and its potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, depression, and addiction Salvia divinorum has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing. Known by many names--nearly all associated with the Virgin Mary, who has come to symbolize the spirit of salvia--this plant ally is now regarded as the most powerful natural hallucinogen. Providing the first practical guide to the shamanic, spiritual, and therapeutic uses of salvia, Ross Heaven shares his in-depth quest to connect with the spirit of this plant teacher. He explores recent clinical research into its many long-term psychological effects, such as increased insight and self-confidence, improved mood and concentration, and feelings of calmness and connection with nature, as well as salvia’s potential for combating diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression, and even cocaine addiction. Reviewing the traditional Mazatec ceremonies surrounding salvia’s harvest and use, Heaven describes appropriate methods of consumption, typical dosages, and the shamanic diet he used to increase salvia’s effectiveness. Examining firsthand accounts of salvia journeys from around the world, he decodes the meaning of the symbolic images experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace and details the interplay between salvia and the lucid dreaming state. Comparing salvia to ayahuasca and the San Pedro cactus, Heaven explains that salvia’s greatest strength as a shamanic plant ally lies in its ability to connect you with your higher purpose and aid you in envisioning your unique path in life.
Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Ross Heaven
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-23 - Publisher: Park Street Press

The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia • Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life • Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during
Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Ross Heaven
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-20 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia • Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life • Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during
Drinking the Four Winds
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Ross Heaven
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-26 - Publisher: Moon Books

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Cactus of Mystery
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Ross Heaven
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-16 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The history of San Pedro and its uses for healing, creativity, and conscious evolution • Includes interviews with practicing San Pedro shamans on their rituals, cactus preparations, and teachings on how San Pedro heals the mind and body • Contains accounts from people who have been healed by San Pedro
Black Smoke
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Margaret De Wys
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-14 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A diagnosis of cancer leads to healing and transformation in the Amazon jungle • Explains in vivid detail De Wys’s experience of being healed from cancer through visionary ayahuasca rituals in Ecuador • Describes her apprenticeship and relationship with the shaman who cured her • Explores the ways this spiritual