web site hit counter The Shaman's Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

The Shaman's Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community

Availability: Ready to download

From the author of Dreambody - a pioneering method of using crisis as a dynamic opportunity for accessing our inner world, confronting our fears, and catalyzing self-discovery.


Compare

From the author of Dreambody - a pioneering method of using crisis as a dynamic opportunity for accessing our inner world, confronting our fears, and catalyzing self-discovery.

30 review for The Shaman's Body: A New Shamanism for Transforming Health, Relationships, and the Community

  1. 4 out of 5

    Aliaksei

    The first suspicious thing I found reading this book was a fact that the author so many times mentions Don Juan' teachings. This is not good, because The Shaman's Body is positioned as a book about the culture research of shamans, not a retelling of some artwork. The second is about the practical parts of the book. The strange practical exercises that appear between sections of the book, in fact, are just a common meditation technique and this have nothing in common with dreams. I can't put just The first suspicious thing I found reading this book was a fact that the author so many times mentions Don Juan' teachings. This is not good, because The Shaman's Body is positioned as a book about the culture research of shamans, not a retelling of some artwork. The second is about the practical parts of the book. The strange practical exercises that appear between sections of the book, in fact, are just a common meditation technique and this have nothing in common with dreams. I can't put just a one star rating only because the author really did a great job for about 30 years in sequence. He investigating and working in different countries, but, unfortunately, we can't see much results in this book. Sometimes it seems like his patients live in a fantasy world, which they themselves invented. As a result - only two stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Hockey

    Had to give up on this one for now. Frustrating as some of the content and ideas are interesting, but the authors personality I find off putting. A sense of moralising always in the background, a supercilious kind of tone and style that is not to my liking. Sure, he gets out of that attitude at times, but its too often and too much for me to relax and enjoy this book right now.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Taka

    Just the book I needed-- This came to me at exactly the right moment in my life—so many things he said about the hunter, the warrior, the ally, and the path of heart resonated with me and helped me sort out and come to terms with events happening in my life. It also helped that I did sweat lodge back in April and took some Shaman Skills class that's basically the practical version of this book, marrying shamanism and process-oriented psychology. It gets four stars only because the last few chapte Just the book I needed-- This came to me at exactly the right moment in my life—so many things he said about the hunter, the warrior, the ally, and the path of heart resonated with me and helped me sort out and come to terms with events happening in my life. It also helped that I did sweat lodge back in April and took some Shaman Skills class that's basically the practical version of this book, marrying shamanism and process-oriented psychology. It gets four stars only because the last few chapters widened in scope a little too much for me to be able to connect to their central concerns. Highly, highly recommended.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Ellwood

    This is an intriguing book that explores how shamanic traditions can be applied to working with your body and learning from your body. At times, the book does verge on cultural appropriation, but I think the author does try to treat what he writes about with respect. There are useful insights and perspectives about power, about the body, about connecting with spirit. What I fund helpful was considering all the above and my relationship with each. And I know this is a book I'll read again, to see This is an intriguing book that explores how shamanic traditions can be applied to working with your body and learning from your body. At times, the book does verge on cultural appropriation, but I think the author does try to treat what he writes about with respect. There are useful insights and perspectives about power, about the body, about connecting with spirit. What I fund helpful was considering all the above and my relationship with each. And I know this is a book I'll read again, to see what other insights I gain from it. 

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tristan Alaba

    Incredible book! I will need to return to write a more detailed review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Niklas Spitz

    This is one of those books that somehow managed to stay in my pared down travellers library for 20 odd years, until the right moment for it to be picked up for another foray into its pages - and this time, the time is right. (Originally, appropriately given as part of a Shiatsu / bodywork study reading list.) So far in the reading, I am finding this work to be timeless, relatable (subjective), inspiring, relevant and instructive. What's of incidental interest, browsing through the negative reviews This is one of those books that somehow managed to stay in my pared down travellers library for 20 odd years, until the right moment for it to be picked up for another foray into its pages - and this time, the time is right. (Originally, appropriately given as part of a Shiatsu / bodywork study reading list.) So far in the reading, I am finding this work to be timeless, relatable (subjective), inspiring, relevant and instructive. What's of incidental interest, browsing through the negative reviews on a book like this, is they seem to tell me more about the agenda or critic themselves, than the work it self. (Who would have thought.)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Abby Wynne

    I think if the author made his statements from the first person this would be a much more interesting read. I felt preached at and, as a practicing shamanic practitioner and psychotherapist, I disagreed with most of what he was preaching. However, the world needs more books combining psychotherapy and shamanism. I guess I'll have to write one too. I think if the author made his statements from the first person this would be a much more interesting read. I felt preached at and, as a practicing shamanic practitioner and psychotherapist, I disagreed with most of what he was preaching. However, the world needs more books combining psychotherapy and shamanism. I guess I'll have to write one too.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Joanna Marta Pilatowicz

    This is one of my favorite books of Arnold Mindell. The way he compared and linked shamanism with psychology makes a simple exercise magical in its outcome. This book can definitely transform one's life. It did mine. This is one of my favorite books of Arnold Mindell. The way he compared and linked shamanism with psychology makes a simple exercise magical in its outcome. This book can definitely transform one's life. It did mine.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Brandy Swor

    This is hard to understand. Either it is not comprehensive enough or I probably just need to read into the subject more.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Roger Royer

    This book is rather interesting even if it is not really what I believe. Some of the ideas are worth noting but I have issues with the basics of the book. I think that the dreaming body is different than the author describes and I feel that this book is for more advanced students of Shamanism than I initially thought. If you want to follow the author and what he describes you might need to read other books first.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Heather Austin

    There's so much I resonate with here! The author practices and writes about a deeply connected and spiritual way of being in the world, where the spheres of shamanism and psychology intersect. The lens provided can transform the way you see and interact with the world and its inhabitants. There is untapped richness and meaning in the little things all around us. There's so much I resonate with here! The author practices and writes about a deeply connected and spiritual way of being in the world, where the spheres of shamanism and psychology intersect. The lens provided can transform the way you see and interact with the world and its inhabitants. There is untapped richness and meaning in the little things all around us.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Elan Hoffman

    Mindell does a masterful job of weaving shamanistic ideas into the modern world which had lost touch with its roots. Be advised though, this is not a book that can be absorbed by intellect only - the reader will need to access other senses to grasp this material.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lindsy Fish

    It was not what I expected, but it was worth my reading. It's a little winding, and at times bizarre, but some concepts presented have been very useful to me in my own practice. It was not what I expected, but it was worth my reading. It's a little winding, and at times bizarre, but some concepts presented have been very useful to me in my own practice.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Véva

    Shamanism meets psychology and the universe opens up.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lia

    A truly amazing book that has the power to change the world, if people would only listen. It is probably easier to relate to if you have experienced altered states of consciousness, but I would imagine that having read it without such experiences, one would feel the desire to seek them out and feel the magic that Mindell writes about so deftly.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ka Mi La

    going further, than one usually does in the field of psychotherapy and own experience

  17. 4 out of 5

    David

    This is a powerful book that is well integrated. I recommend it for anyone that wants to explore shamanism.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    Fascinating. As if everyone has some Shaman in them waiting to come out.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Luqui

    i am enjoying reading more of Mindell, specially after meeting him. I am looking forward to having a consultation meeting with him (most likely next jan 08)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Wilder

    Amazing, deep, profound. Must read a little at a time to really absorb it all! Great book.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Gerry Forde

  22. 5 out of 5

    Larry

  23. 4 out of 5

    Per

  24. 4 out of 5

    Davlukabb

  25. 5 out of 5

    D.E. Fraley

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Riker

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gary Reads

  28. 5 out of 5

    Hrenzen

  29. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brett Carroll

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.