Symbols crystallize concepts; disentangle paradoxes, rhythms and patterns that the conscious mind is unable to resolve, integrating different planes of reality to reveal transcendent truths.
Next stone on my wishlist: Tektite!
-“The Way of the Shaman” by Michael Hartner
-“Shamanism: a reader” by Graham Harvey
-“An Introduction to Shamanism” by Thomas A. DuBois
-“Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes” by Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw
-“Communes in the Counter Culture: Origins, Theories, Styles of Life” by Keith Melville
Bought and next on my list:
-“Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest” by Mark J. Plotkin
-“Conscious Dreaming” by Robert Moss
Must also buy/borrow/read:
-“Earth Magic: Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for Healing Yourself, Others, and the Planet” by Steven D. Farmer
-“Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon” by Stephan B. Beyer
-“The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge” by Jeremy Narby
-“Ayahuasca in my Blood: 25 Years of Medicine Dreaming” by Peter Gorman