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Shamanism, Paganism, Indigenous Peoples and Earth Mythology

Selected Organizations and Sources of Information

Earth Mother Crying - Called "The Journal of Prophecy of Native Peoples Worldwide", this website has extensive coverage of Native American prophecies, legends, teachings, art and artifacts for sale, and information about ecological and political struggles, including land rights issues. Claims it is the only native prophecy site owned and operated by Native Americans.

Foundation for Shamanic Studies - Founded by Michael Harner, internationally-known anthropologist and author of The Way of the Shaman, the FSS offers workshops and trainings in "core shamanism" -- the shamanic journey method, using rhythmic drumming, for healing and divination. The FSS offers workshops in all parts of the country, taught by Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and other faculty. The FSS also supports research projects to support the recovery of lost shamanic practices. or

Sandra Ingerman - This is the website for Sandra Ingerman, an internationally known teacher of shamanism, and author of the books Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth.

Metahistory - An inquiry into human experience that looks beyond (meta-) the commonly understood version of events toward engagement in a different story about how humanity can fulfill itself. It is now widely recognized that human beings in all times and cultures enact stories, scripts, and agendas. The scripts are of six recurrent types: religious, racial, national, sexual, political, and familial. Metahistory is a method for looking into the content and composition of these scripts and stories to see how they drive behavior. For more information on this approach see:

Morgana's Observatory - An extraordinarily diverse collection of informative articles on ancient myths, prophecies, earth changes, time cycles and various controversial topics. Organized by planets: for example, under Saturn, you'll find Hopi and Maya prophecies, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce; under Jupiter, the controversies around Rennes-le-Chateau, Roswell, Gulf War Illness, Dead Sea Scrolls, Emerging Viruses; under Uranus, creation myths, flood myths, crop circles; under Neptune, the Shroud of Turin, the Sirius Mystery. Fascinating.

The Mystica - An online encyclopedia of articles on the occult, mysticism, neo-pganism, Goddess worship, witchcraft, magic, the paranormal and related topics.

Native Web - An extensive listing of resources for Indigenous people and nations around the world. Hundreds of books, cassettes and CD's categorized and linked to Information on how to disconnect the term "Primitive" from perceptions of Native American technology and art. Abya Yala Net : Information on Indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central, and South America.

The Pachamama Alliance
The mission of The Pachamama Alliance is: (1) To preserve the Earth's tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians. (2) To contribute to the creation of a new global vision of equity and sustainability for all. The Pachamama Alliance is a U.S. based not-for-profit organization that was born out of a relationship developed between a group of people from the modern world and the leaders of remote indigenous groups in the Amazon region of Ecuador. This relationship was actually initiated by the indigenous elders and shamans themselves who, out of their deep concern for the growing threat to their ancient way of life, and their recognition that the roots of this threat lay far beyond their rainforest home, actively sought the partnership of committed individuals living in the modern world.

School of Lost Borders - A Training Center for Wilderness Passage Rites. Founded by the late Steven Foster and Meredith Little more than twenty years ago, the School offers vision quest or vision fast wilderness experiences in a safe, guided format, for teenagers and adults in all kinds of transitions. Rooted in traditional rites of passage, the trainings also draw on the psychology of Jung and Hillman, and the mythology of Campbell and Eliade. Besides the basic vision fast, seminars are offered in "Mirroring and Empowerment", "Four Shields Initiations", "Night Walking", "Nature of the Erotic" and others.

Nicki Scully and Shamanic Journeys
Adventures in Sacred Travel, Healing, Metaphysics and Personal Transformation. Nicki Scully (author of Alchemical Healing, Power Animal Meditations and other books) guides and organizes spiritual travel tours to sacred power places, as well as inner realms through guided meditations. I (RM) have collaborated with her on tours to Egypt's sacred sites. She has developed a variety of specialized meditations, and has written on the Egyptian deities Sekhmet, Thoth, Hathor, Anubis and others.

Shaman's Drum - A Journal of Experiential Shamanism & Spiritual Healing. This is the pre-eminent journal of practical shamanism in North America. They publish articles by researchers on traditional practices in North and South America, Europe and Asia, as well as experiential accounts by contemporary practicioners and seekers. Explicitly discusses the connections to current activist projects to preserve biological and cultural diversity.
Shaman's Drum, P. O. Box 270, Williams, OR 97544; e-mail:

Shamans of the Amazon - This is the title of a superb feature-length documentary film on ayahuasca shamanism in the Amazon, made by Australian filmmaker Dean Jefferys. It features his experiences with ayahuasqueros in South America (with his wife and young child), as well as interviews with the likes of Terence McKenna, and Yatra - a Brazilian woman who started a heroin addiction treatment center in Holland using ayahuasca. The special effects to portray the inner visions are particularly effective -- Pablo Amaringo's visionary paintings come alive, the serpents undulate... He also dramatically explains and illustrates the fight for ecological and cultural preservation in Amazonia, and the backdrop of the global drug war. Highly recommended. You can purchase this video for $28, as well as other products, on the website.

Zachariah Sitchin
Here's the website for the famed independent Sumerologist and writer on ancient Mesopotamian mythology, whose 6+ volumes of the Earth Chronicles have revealed an astonishing interpretation of the ancient myths; the "gods" or Anunaki of the Sumerians were extremely long-lived extra-terrestrial humanoids, who colonized Earth from their planet Nibiru, and genetically engineered an Anunaki-primate hybrid, to be worker slaves; we humans are the descendants of these hybrids, still dealing with the fateful consequences of this mixed ancestry in our genes. Unprovable, of course, but thought-provoking and far-reaching in its implications.

Rosalind Winters' Otherworldmusic
Rosalind Winters is a singer-song-writer of Scottish descent, who has produced two albums of her songs: Nature Spirit - A Journey, and Celtic Dreaming. Her songs evoke the mythology of the Celts, their awareness of the Otherworld, and the the spirits of Nature.





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