Shamanism

Incantations: Songs, Spells and Images by Mayan Women

$26.95

This book of poems and stark, vivid illustrations is rooted in the female soul of indigenous Mexico. The Tzotzil women of the Chiapas Highlands are the poets and the artists. Ambar Past, who collected the poems and drawings, includes a moving essay about their poetics, beliefs, and history.

In the 1970s, living among the Maya, Past watched the people endure as an epidemic swept through a village. No help came. Many children died. One mother offered her dead child a last sip of Coca-Cola and uttered a prayer:

Take this sweet dew from the earth, take this honey. It will help you on your way. It will give you strength on your path.

Incantations like this—poems about birth, love, hate, sex, despair, and death—coupled with primitive illustrations, provide a compelling insight into the psychology of these Mayan women poets. The Cinco Puntos edition of Incantations is a facsimile of the original handmade edition produced by the Taller Leñateros. It was reviewed in The New York Times.

At the age of twenty-three, Ambar Past left the United States for Mexico. She lived among the Mayan people, teaching the techniques of native dyes and learning to speak Tzotzil. She is the creator of the graphic arts collective Taller Leñateros in Chiapas and was a founding member of Sna Jolobil, a weaving cooperative for Mayan artisans.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781933693095
Publication Date: 
2009-07-01

Animal Speak - CD

$24.95

With over 415,000 copies of his book Animal-Speak (Llewellyn, 1993) in print, Ted Andrews has become the number-one authority on learning how to connect to the spiritual power of our animal totems. Now with this original author adaptation of Animal-Speak, Andrews presents an audio workshop to help listeners identify, access, and understand their own animal spirits. Filled with teaching stories collected from almost thirty years of presenting this material to students across the world, this program features: - How to determine your own "power animals"--your personal totems and allies - Uncovering your own hidden strengths and talents through the medium of your animal guides - Learning to understand the "language" of animals--both wild and domestic - Methods for calling on the protective power of your animal guardians - How every encounter with a living creature can become an epiphany of the heart--as well as a message from the divine--and more For any spiritual seeker looking for an authentic way to reconnect with the living energy of the natural world, best-selling author Ted Andrews provides an invaluable key with Animal-Speak--the art of calling upon the power of the animals in our lives.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781591795865