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SPIRITUALITY / PERSONAL GROWTH
“In this comprehensive and intriguing training guide James Endredy not only makes a powerful case for fostering the primal mind of our ancestors and indigenous teachers but in a step-by-step process provides numerous specific exercises and techniques for cultivating a shamanic state of awareness.”
--José Luis Stevens, Ph.D., author of Awaken the Inner Shaman and Encounters with Power
Developed by German doctor Johannes Schultz in the early 20th century, autogenic training (AT) teaches you how to use the mind-body connection to influence and regulate the body’s normally involuntary autonomic functions by passively tapping into your central and peripheral nervous systems. Often used for stress relief, autogenic training can also be used to treat asthma, chronic pain, migraines, constipation, anxiety, panic attacks, and a host of other conditions. In this book James Endredy takes autogenic training to a new level, revealing how to use AT practices to optimize health as well as reawaken your senses, reconnect with Mother Nature, and tap into the vast knowledge and power of the universe.
Beginning with the 7 standard formulas of AT, the author provides step-by-step instructions for 40 AT and primal mind techniques. He explains how to add specific healing affirmations and visualizations to your AT practice as well as how to work with colors and the chakras. He offers advanced trainings to rekindle your primal touch sensitivity, experience enhanced sight and hearing, and awaken your primal sense of smell. He reveals how to use AT to restore our primal connection to the world of nature through practices such as forest bathing, nature’s breath, and primal fire connection.
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience living and working with indigenous cultures, including the Huichol, Iroquois, Sioux, Maya, and Hopi, Endredy shows how, much like a vision quest, this unique combination of AT and primal mind awareness offers rites of passage sorely missing from modern life. It gives you the tools to go deeper into your physiological being, to directly experience how we relate to the world, and to reconnect with the ancient wisdom within each of us.
JAMES ENDREDY leads workshops throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada and is actively involved in preserving the world’s indigenous cultures and sacred sites. The award-winning author of several books, including Ecoshamanism, The Flying Witches of Veracruz, Teachings of the Peyote Shamans, and Earthwalks for Body and Spirit, he lives in Vermont.