The Shaman S Apprentice

Author: Mark J. Plotkin
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054754491X
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In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe. Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe’s shaman, so that he can cure his people. When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman’s wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream. Lynne Cherry returns to the rain forest with ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin to tell an important story about the healing plants of the earth-and why we must protect them.

The Shaman S Apprentice

Author: B. Muze
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ISBN: 9780999583678
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The first book in the "Jovai" series by B. Muze: an epic primitive fantasy based on Native American themes.

The Shaman S Apprentice

Author: Florence Mee
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413769517
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In a cold January night, Jean Brody encounters a wolf running through a mist in her suburban neighborhood. The mystical sighting moves her to find her right place in the world. Months later, she meets a shaman teacher named Coyote Woman and becomes her apprentice. As her apprenticeship advances, Jean faces her own personal struggles as she battles her teacher's controlling and dysfunctional behavior. She encounters many initiations, not the least of which is a fierce betrayal from the teacher she once admired and respected. During this time she meets her power animal, Red Eagle, who leads her into the world of non-ordinary realities. Grounded in integrity, Jean makes a life-threatening decision. She not only challenges the deception of Coyote Woman but also holds her accountable for the cruel measures she uses in her practice. The decision empowers her in an unexpected way.

Tales Of A Shaman S Apprentice

Author: Mark J. Plotkin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101644699
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The fascinating account of a pioneering ethnobotanist’s travels in the Amazon—at once a gripping adventure story, a passionate argument for conservationism, and an investigation into the healing power of plants, by the author of The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know For thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the world's most widely used drug, is based on compounds originally extracted from the bark of a willow tree, and more than a quarter of medicines found on pharmacy shelves contain plant compounds. Now Western medicine, faced with health crises such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer, has begun to look to the healing plants used by indigenous peoples to develop powerful new medicines. Nowhere is the search more promising than in the Amazon, the world's largest tropical forest, home to a quarter of all botanical species on this planet—as well as hundreds of Indian tribes whose medicinal plants have never been studied by Western scientists. In Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin recounts his travels and studies with some of the most powerful Amazonian shamans, who taught him the plant lore their tribes have spent thousands of years gleaning from the rain forest. For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests' fragile ecosystems succumb to overdevelopment—and before the Indians abandon their own culture and learning for the seductive appeal of Western material culture. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice relates nine of the author's quests, taking the reader along on a wild odyssey as he participates in healing rituals; discovers the secret of curare, the lethal arrow poison that kills in minutes; tries the hallucinogenic snuff epena that enables the Indians to speak with their spirit world; and earns the respect and fellowship of the mysterious shamans as he proves that he shares both their endurance and their reverence for the rain forest.

The Shaman S Apprentice

Author: Zacharias Kunuk
Editor: Inhabit Media
ISBN: 9781772272680
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A young shaman in training must face her first test--a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

A Shaman S Apprentice

Author: Marc G. M. Van Roosmalen
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781484034415
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In this book I first tell the story about me, an outsider, after being appointed apprentice to the shaman of an authentic Amerindian tribe that lives in the Amazon of Mato Grosso, Brazil. He invited me to document the tribe's traditional healing powers and pharmacopeia containing hundreds of local medicinal plants and animals, as practiced since Pre-Columbian times and passed on from one shaman to another. So, I came to live for over four months among and in intimate contact with the Kamayurá tribe, as the chosen apprentice of the 'pajé'/shaman and general 'cacique'/chief of the Upper Xingú National Park. My intention was to preserve the man's unique, most precious intellectual property for generations to come. Being an illiterate man of age who had not yet found a competent apprentice among his tribesmen, Tacumã was aware of the risk his tribe ran to lose once and forever the traditional health-care knowledge that had been accumulated and passed on over centuries from shaman to shaman. As for now, there was no back-up of all the know-how stored exclusively in his head. Living among the tribe revealed to me how shamans have worked in the past and still do, how their pharmacopoeia is built up over hundreds of years - not by trial and error but based on the so-called 'doctrine of signature' that was already in use in medieval Europe. What their animistic beliefs are, their philosophy of life and ethics. During my stay among an authentic Amerindian tribe living from sustainable fishing and farming on anthrosols left behind by their ancestors, I also found answers to questions that I myself by lack of information since long had raised about the early human occupation of the Americas and the Amazon Basin, in particular. When the first humans began to inhabit the Amazon? Where did they come from? Which problems and dangers they found on their path when they settled down to make a living of the overall scarce natural resources from the rain forest? How did they adapt to this for them completely new natural environment? Other questions: When, where, and how did the earliest horticulturists and peasants succeed in transforming the overall poor-nutrient Amazonian soils into fertile black earth to be perpetually farmed on? And why, after the invention of 'terra preta' anthrosols these people moved away from the fertile banks and floodplains of white-water rivers to high riverbanks of less productive far-away black- and clear-water rivers, where they would make, accumulate and leave behind their ´terra preta´ (black-earth) deposits? How present-day 'terra preta' farmers manage to harvest over and over without practicing shifting cultivation or the elsewhere so destructive ´slash-and-burn´ agriculture? And how we may retrace what happened later to these ´earthmovers´, once there is no Indian left to tell the tale? This book gives some of the answers that the anthropologists and archeologists hitherto failed to provide us. Such as, how the central Amazon was invaded by Aruak-speaking Carib-Indian warrior tribes in search of the ´black gold´, causing the subsequent replacement of the peaceful ´terra preta´ peasants that lived in socially and culturally advanced complex societies wherever their fertile lands were conquered? My experience of all sorts while living in the Amazon and observing all kinds of animals, in particular primates, as well as my stay among several native tribes still living in the Stone Age have brought me much insight and understanding about this human-related 'terra incognita'.

American Environmental Leaders M Z

Author: Anne Becher
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A collection of biographies of the most important figures in American environmentalism. --from publisher description

Tamang Shamans

Author: Larry Peters
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American Anthologist

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South American Explorer

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I Am Tsunki

Author: Marie Perruchon
Editor: ACTA Universitatis Upsaliensis
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Gathering Of Shamans In The Colombian Amazon

Author: Unión de Médicos Indígenas Yageceros de la Amazonía Colombiana
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The Swordmaster S Apprentice

Author: Edward Burke
Editor: Netsuke Press
ISBN: 9780987016904
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Turning his back on the excesses of London in the credit boom, Edward Burke sets off on a year-long journey of self-discovery, to learn from some of the greatest masters of martial arts. His search for growth through the fighting arts will take him to the academy of Bruce Lee's most famous student, a traditional dojo in Japan, ancient Buddhist temples and a scorching capoeira roda in Brazil. But his greatest challenge will be as the live-in student of the legendary Chiba Sensei - Japanese swordsman, Zen monk and master of aikido. Far from the rarefied world of high finance, he soon finds himself scrubbing the floors of Chiba Sensei's dojo, bruised, scared and exhausted from long days of punishing training. But in the intensity of the training and the formidable presence of his fearsome, charismatic master there may just be something which will make this odd pilgrimage worthwhile. Told with a wry humor, woven with insights, and populated with colorful characters, this is the joyful tale of a year of pain, suffering and menial labor, undertaken for the love of movement and the privilege of learning from the masters.

The Woman S Companion To Mythology

Author: Carolyne Larrington
Editor: Pandora Press
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Organised by culture, each section outlines the mythological system of the culture, naming the major figures and their relation to one another. The meanings of the major myths are explored from a woman's point of view.

The Feminist Companion To Mythology

Author: Carolyne Larrington
Editor: HarperCollins
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Contains articles related to women and mythology on regional themes; includes articles by White and Payne on Aboriginal mythology annotated separately.

Rainforest Shamans

Author: Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
Editor: Themis Books
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The renowned anthropologist Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff spent most of his working life among tribes living in the vast rainforests of the Colombian Northwest Amazon. This book brings together eleven of his essays and articles about the Tukano Indians.

Practitioners Practices And Patients

Author: Patricia Anne Baker
Editor: Oxbow Books Limited
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Medical archaeologists and anthropologists are both interested in the cultural constructions of disease, healing and medicine, and the papers presented in this volume aim to bridge the disciplinary gap, widen the field of interpretation, and reconsider the cultural complexities of medical ideologies, beliefs and practices.