Paganism, Indigenous Peoples and Earth Mythology
Organizations and Sources of Information
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
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.
http://www.shamanicstudies.org or http://www.shamanism.org
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.
- 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: http://www.metahistory.org
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.
Mystica - An online encyclopedia of articles on the occult, mysticism,
neo-pganism, Goddess worship, witchcraft, magic, the paranormal and
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 Amazon.com. 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.
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.
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
Shaman's Drum, P. O. Box 270, Williams, OR 97544; e-mail: email@example.com.
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.
Rosalind Winters' Otherworldmusic
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
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.