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Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia

The Divinatory, Visionary, and Healing Powers of the Sage of the Seers
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
 | 
May, 2013
ISBN:
9781620550007
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$16.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Salvia divinorum has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing. Known by many names—nearly all associated with the Virgin Mary, who has come to symbolize the spirit of salvia—this plant ally is now regarded as the most powerful natural hallucinogen.

Providing the first practical guide to the shamanic, spiritual, and therapeutic uses of salvia, Ross Heaven shares his in-depth quest to connect with the spirit of this plant teacher. He explores recent clinical research into its many long-term psychological effects, such as increased insight and self-confidence, improved mood and concentration, and feelings of calmness and connection with nature, as well as salvia’s potential for combating diseases like Alzheimers, depression, and even cocaine addiction.

It all hinged on meeting The Shepherdess, as Salvia is called by the shamans of Mexico: connecting with its spirit so its teachings could be heard; and this became my quest… The result is this book, the first shamanic study of diviner’s sage and its way of healing.

Reviewing the traditional Mazatec ceremonies surrounding salvia’s harvest and use, Heaven describes appropriate methods of consumption, typical dosages, and the shamanic diet he used to increase salvia’s effectiveness. Examining firsthand accounts of salvia journeys from around the world, he decodes the meaning of the symbolic images experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace and details the interplay between salvia and the lucid dreaming state. Comparing salvia to ayahuasca and the San Pedro cactus, Heaven explains that salvia’s greatest strength as a shamanic plant ally lies in its ability to connect you with your higher purpose and aid you in envisioning your unique path in life.

Publisher’s Description: 

The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia

Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life

Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during salvias ecstatic embrace

Explores recent clinical research into salvias long-term positive psychological effects and its potential as a treatment for Alzheimers, depression, and addiction

Salvia divinorum has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing. Known by many names--nearly all associated with the Virgin Mary, who has come to symbolize the spirit of salvia--this plant ally is now regarded as the most powerful natural hallucinogen.

Providing the first practical guide to the shamanic, spiritual, and therapeutic uses of salvia, Ross Heaven shares his in-depth quest to connect with the spirit of this plant teacher. He explores recent clinical research into its many long-term psychological effects, such as increased insight and self-confidence, improved mood and concentration, and feelings of calmness and connection with nature, as well as salvias potential for combating diseases like Alzheimers, depression, and even cocaine addiction.

Reviewing the traditional Mazatec ceremonies surrounding salvias harvest and use, Heaven describes appropriate methods of consumption, typical dosages, and the shamanic diet he used to increase salvias effectiveness. Examining firsthand accounts of salvia journeys from around the world, he decodes the meaning of the symbolic images experienced during salvias ecstatic embrace and details the interplay between salvia and the lucid dreaming state. Comparing salvia to ayahuasca and the San Pedro cactus, Heaven explains that salvias greatest strength as a shamanic plant ally lies in its ability to connect you with your higher purpose and aid you in envisioning your unique path in life.

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