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Der heilige Hain

Der heilige Hain

Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher:
ISBN: 3038002046
Pages: 120
Year: 2005
Die germanische Kultur wurde von einer schamanischen Mythologie getragen, ihre Spiritualität wurde durch Entheogene, durch heilige Pflanzen, psychoaktives Räucherwerk und Rauschtränke inspiriert. Der Tempel der Germanen war kein künstliches Gebäude, es war der Wald, der heilige Hain. Die Bäume waren Gottheiten und die Pflanzen hatten Zauberkraft. Das germanische Schamanentum wurde geprägt von Alrunas, den weisen Seherinnen, von Berserkern, den kultischen Kriegern, den kräuterkundigen Brauerinnen und den begeisterten Skalden. Wir haben in der germanischen Mythologie einen direkten Zugang zum Schamanentum. Der Gott Wotan ist der Urschamane, der schamanistischste aller indogermanischen Götter. Wotan ist der Ordner des Weltalls, der Ekstatiker, der nach Wissen und Erkenntnis Strebende, der Seelengeleiter, der Herr der Entheogene, der große Zauberer und schützende Krieger. Dieses Buch berichtet von germanischen Weltenbäumen, Narrenschwämmen, Zauberpflanzen, Orakelblumen, Räucherwerk, Rauschtränken und Runenzauber. Es öffnet die fast vergessenen Tore in den heiligen Hain und zu seinen Wundergewächsen. Es werden Rituale, schamanische Praktiken, der Gebrauch von heimischen Zauberpflanzen dargestellt. Es bietet einen Zugang zu unserem heidnischen Erbe und zu unseren schamanischen Wurzeln.

Der kleine Kobold

Der kleine Kobold

Author: Holger Bork
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 374600697X
Pages: 148
Year: 2018-02-21
Am Rande eines großen, dunklen Waldes wohnt der kleine Kobold Franz in einem mächtigen alten Baum. Zusammen mit seinen Freunden, den Tieren, erlebt er viele Abenteuer. Sie müssen einen Waldbrand überstehen, helfen den Elfen, eine neue Heimstatt zu finden und treffen sogar den Donnergott Thor. Als Franz eines Tages der traurigen Göttin Ostara begegnet, hat er eine tolle Idee.
Abgründige Weihnachten

Abgründige Weihnachten

Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
ISBN: 3641125472
Pages: 160
Year: 2014-11-03
Stille Nacht highlige Nacht Der Nikolaus, ein menschgewordener Fliegenpilz? Das klingt zunächst befremdlich und weit hergeholt. Seinen ethnologischen Ursprung hat der Weihnachtsmann jedoch schon zu germanischer Zeit: Zum Fest der Wintersonnenwende wurden Fliegenpilze verzehrt, um sich davon zu berauschen und in höhere Dimensionen zu befördern, also der Sonne ein Stück näher zu sein. Christian Rätsch erklärt verblüffende Zusammenhänge und die Hintergründe unseres modernen Weihnachtsrituals: In Wirklichkeit feiern wir nämlich ein heidnisches Fest und der rot-weiß-gewandete Weihnachtsmann entpuppt sich dabei als verkappte Version von Wotan, als heimlicher Schamane und sogar als anthropomorpher Fliegenpilz. Ein schräger Blick auf das bedeutungsvollste aller Feste – wissenschaftlich fundiert und zugleich höchst unterhaltsam.
Wurzelkraft & Mondesmacht

Wurzelkraft & Mondesmacht

Author: Asha Corina Appel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3743118602
Pages: 152
Year: 2017-01-24
Corina Appel arbeitet als Journalistin und Videogestalterin. Außerdem ist zählt sie sich zu den freifliegenden Hexen, auch wenn sie einige Jahre in der Wicca-Tradition unterwiesen wurde. Zudem hat sie eine schamanische Ausbildung, die sich am Altai-Schamanismus orientiert und arbeitet seit einigen Jahren verstärkt nach den Core-schamanischen Prinzipien nach Michael Harner. Bei der Foundation of Shamanic Studies hat sie sich Grundlagen des Core-Schamanismus angeeignet. Die Autorin beschreibt in diesem Buch ihre Erfahrungen auf dem großen Gebiet der Naturreligion. Dabei versucht sie einen kleinen Einblick in die Vielfalt zu geben die sich dahinter verbirgt. Naturreligion kommt ohne geschriebene Regeln und dicke Lehrbücher aus. Trotzdem ist sie eine sehr lebendige Religion, die zum Erfahren auffordert. Es gab sie schon vor Urzeiten und es gibt sie immer noch. Sie ist keine von einem Menschen übernommene Weltanschauung, die weitergegeben wird und sie missioniert nicht. Sie ist einfach. Wer sich auf ihren Weg begibt, muss vor allem eines: Selbstverantwortung übernehmen.
The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776628
Pages: 944
Year: 2005-04-25
The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants • Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances • Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality • Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.
Witchcraft Medicine

Witchcraft Medicine

Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Wolf-Dieter Storl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159477661X
Pages: 272
Year: 2003-10-01
An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.
Das Schweizer Buch

Das Schweizer Buch

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Year: 2005

Marijuana Medicine

Marijuana Medicine

Author: Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776598
Pages: 224
Year: 2001-03-01
A comprehensive survey of the therapeutic, historical, and cultural uses of cannabis in traditions around the world. • The most complete visual record of cannabis culture ever published. • Christian Ratsch is one of the world's foremost ethnopharmacologists and is the current president of the German Society for Ethnomedicine. Marijuana Medicine explores the role of hemp in medicinal systems spanning the globe. Cannabis has accompanied the development of human culture from its very beginnings and can be found in the healing traditions of cultures throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Even today it is an important part of many Asian healing traditions: in Ayurveda cannabis is praised for its tonic and aphrodisiac qualities and in traditional Chinese medicine it is cited as a superb antidepressant. It also remains a significant part of the healing and visionary traditions of Latin American curanderos and Brazilian, Nepalese, and Indian folk medicine. Modern research has confirmed the effectiveness of marijuana's application in treating such diseases as asthma and glaucoma. Christian Ratsch profiles the medicinal, historical, and cultural uses of cannabis in each of these societies and medical systems, providing remedies and recipes for those interested in how cannabis can be used to treat specific conditions.
Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas

Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas

Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Christian Rätsch, Surendra Bahadur Shahi, Mohan Rai, Indra Doj Gurung
Publisher:
ISBN: 050051108X
Pages: 309
Year: 2002
'Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas' allows us to travel into the depths of the consciousness and life work of five shamans, who are among the most powerful and respected people in their ethnic groups. It features the first photographic documentation of their esoteric rites, such as the midnight graveyard ritual dedicated to Shiva, and describes a pilgrimage to the most sacred mountain of the Nepalese shamans, Mount Kalinchok. The authors also explore the soma myth and offer valuable insights into the use of this ancient hallucinogen. The book features a wealth of original recipes, smoking mixtures, scientific tables, charts and descriptions of more than twenty plants whose psychoactive properties and uses by shamans have never before been researched or documented.
LSD, My Problem Child

LSD, My Problem Child

Author: Albert Hofmann
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Assn for
ISBN:
Pages: 232
Year: 2005-01-01
This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.
The Well of Remembrance

The Well of Remembrance

Author: Ralph Metzner
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829312
Pages: 352
Year: 2001-05-01
In his introduction to The Well of Remembrance, author Ralph Metzner provides a telling explanation of the theme of his work: "This book explores some of the mythic roots of the Western worldview, the worldview of the culture that, for better and worse, has come to dominate most of the rest of the world's peoples. This domination has involved not only economic and political systems but also values, basic attitudes, religious beliefs, language, scientific understanding, and technological applications. Many individuals, tribes, and nations are struggling to free themselves from the residues of the ideological oppression practiced by what they see as Eurocentric culture. They seek to define their own ethnic or national identities by referring to ancestral traditions and mythic patterns of knowledge. At this time, it seems appropriate for Europeans and Euro-Americans likewise to probe their own ancestral mythology for insight and self-understanding." Focusing on the mythology and worldview of the pre-Christian Germanic tribes of Northern Europe, Metzner offers a meaningful exploration of Western ancestry.
The Yogi

The Yogi

Author: Gopala Krishna
Publisher: Yes International Publishers
ISBN: 093666312X
Pages: 149
Year: 1995-01
An inspiring, often humorous, look at Swami Vishnu-Devananda, the "Flying Swami", who spread yoga teachings across the West. Story is told in tales, personal anecdotes and student remembrances.
Bibliographia scientiae naturalis Helvetica

Bibliographia scientiae naturalis Helvetica

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Year: 2005

Zondervan Bible Dictionary

Zondervan Bible Dictionary

Author: J. D. Douglas, C. Merrill
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310590701
Pages: 608
Year: 2009-08-30
Who were the Pharisees? What did Samson and John the Baptist have in common? Does an altar really have "horns?" Turn to the Zondervan Bible Dictionary and find out. It has the answers to these and hundreds of other questions you're likely to wonder about as you read the Bible. Condensed from the New International Bible Dictionary, this unique volume actually offers three books in one: • A Dictionary—for easy-to-find, practical information on thousands of topics • A Topical Index—for detailed study of nearly 150 larger topics, listing all articles in the dictionary that relate to a given topic • A Survey—providing an introductory overview of the Bible, biblical history, and biblical culture. Concise, readable, and informative, the Zondervan Bible Dictionary is ideal for use at home, in study groups, and in schools. It will help you clear up the who, what, where, why, and how of the Bible so you can better appreciate the depth of its wisdom and its relevance for you today.