The December 2014 FSS Enewsletter is now available: highlights of 2014 Foundation news; information about the just released issue of the FSS scholarly journal Shamanism — with an emphasis on miracles; and a toast to kindhearted people. Visit the FSS Enewsletter archives for more FSS news, articles, and shamanic information.
DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF SHAMANISM AVAILABLE
“For the shaman who is intimately interacting with helping spirits, miracles are almost routine events in healing work. In fact, spirit-produced miracles of healing are probably shamans’ most celebrated feature in indigenous societies. Separate from helping shamans carry out healing activities, spirits often attempt to communicate their reality through miracles and ‘micro-miracles.’ These ‘wake-up calls’ that the spirits send, often with the help of a shaman or shamanic practitioner, are perhaps best understood as attempts to educate people about their existence.” From Michael Harner, Cave and Cosmos, Chapter 12
The new issue of the Foundation’s scholarly journal Shamanism Annual is now available. This journal has a focus on miracles from the spirits, with three articles approaching the subject from different viewpoints: teaching, shamanic healing, and personal transformation. Contents include:
- The Shaman Unbound: A Teaching Miracle
- An Ongoing Miracle: A Firsthand Report of Personal Experiences
- With Love From the Moon Bears
- Shamanic Healing Reports
- Shamanism in Bali: Balinese Master Shaman and Shaman Priestess of Bali
- The Reawakening of Shamanism in the West (classic Shamanism reprint)
- Circle of the Foundation Telephone Directory (Voluntary), Foundation news, and more.
The journal is a benefit of membership in the Circle of the Foundation. Members will receive the issue in the mail this month. Not a member? Join the Circle by December 31, 2014 and you will be sent the December 2014 issue.