Ecstatic Body Postures

An Alternate Reality Workbook
By (author) Belinda Gore

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Ecstatic Body Postures
An Alternate Reality Workbook
By (author) Belinda Gore

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Pages : 304

Book Size : 7 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9781879181229

Imprint : Bear & Company

On Sale Date : May 01, 1995

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : Black-and-white illustrations throughout

With clear instructions and diagrams, this manual explores the altered states of consciousness which are triggered as a result of practicing ancient shamanic postures and movements.
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About Ecstatic Body Postures

Specific body postures reappear in the art and artifacts of world cultures, even those widely separated by time and distance. What are these images of unusual postures telling us? Medicine people, shamans, priests, and priestesses of indigenous cultures have passed on this sacred body of knowledge for thousands of years. Anthropologist Felicita Goodman discovered that people who assume these postures report strikingly similar meditative experiences. The results from this research are inspiring, proving that certain body gestures and movements allow us to access higher states of consciousness. With clear instructions and illustrations, Belinda Gore demonstrates these shamanic postures and how to work with them. Ecstatic Body Postures is a "must read" for anyone interested in meditation, shamanic practice, yoga, or body work.

Table of Contents

Table of content


FOREWORD

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE: The Discovery

CHAPTER TWO: The Practice of Ecstatic Trance


CHAPTER THREE: Healing
The Bear Spirit Posture
The Carchi Woman Posture
The Chiltan Spirits Posture
The Couple from Cernavoda Posture
The Empowerment Posture
The Tlazolteotl Posture

CHAPTER FOUR: Divination
The Adena Pipe Posture
The Hunter Diviner Posture
The Lady of Cholula Posture
The Nupe Mallam Posture
The Olmec Diviner Posture
The Tennessee Diviner Posture

CHAPTER FIVE: Metamorphosis
The Bahia Posture
The Chalchihuitlique Posture
The Corn Goddess Posture
The Jama-Coaque Posture
The La Tolita Posture
The Machalilla Posture
The Olmec Prince Posture
The Tattooed Jaguar Posture

CHAPTER SIX: Spirit Journeys
The Albatross Posture
The Lascaux Cave Posture
The Long Man of Wilmington Posture
The Priestess of Malta Posture
The Sami Lower World Posture
The South American Lower World Posture
The Realm of the Dead Posture
The Venus of Galgenberg Posture

CHAPTER SEVEN: Initiation: Death and Rebirth
The Birthing Posture
The Feathered Serpent Posture
The Greek Youth and Maiden Posture
The Lady of Thessaly Posture
The Psychopomp Posture
The Venus of Laussel Posture

CHAPTER EIGHT: Living Myths
The Emergence Posture
The Man of Cuautla Posture
The Mayan Whistle Posture

CHAPTER NINE: Celebration
The Calling the Spirits Posture
The Singing Shaman Posture


APPENDIX

ENDNOTES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Bio
Belinda Gore has been teaching workshops on ecstatic trance for over eight years. She is vice-president of the Cuyamungue Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the principles of ecstatic trance and ritual body postures are studied and taught under the tutelage of renowned anthropologist Felicitas Goodman. A psychologist in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Gore earned her Ph. D. in counseling from Ohio State University.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

". . . this book summarizes the results of hundreds of workshops and introduces the reader to the rich resources of information found in the alternative reality. . . . I highly recommend this book to all who want to explore their inner reality."

Ruth-Inge Heinze, author of Shamans of the 20th Century



"I have integrated the practice of Ecstatic Body Postures into all my workouts, to great benefit, and recommend this book highly to anyone wishing to get physically fit while exploring other dimensions of their being."
Thor the Barbarian, Quest for Might, July 2007
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HEALTH / MEDITATION

Specific body postures reappear in the art and artifacts of world cultures, even those widely separated by time and distance. What are these images of unusual postures telling us? Anthropologist Felicitas Goodman discovered that people who assume these postures while in trance report strikingly similar meditative experiences. The results from this research are astonishing, proving that certain body gestures and movements, when properly worked with, actually trigger us into accessing altered states of consciousness.

With clear instructions and illustrations, Belinda Gore, one of Dr. Goodman’s prominent students, reveals to us these shamanic postures and how to work with them. Ecstatic Body Postures is a “must read” for anyone interested in meditation, shamanic practice, yoga, and body work.

“Felicitas D. Goodman has studied and worked with religious trance and trance postures for over twenty years. Written by one of her students, a trained psychotherapist, this book summarizes the results of hundreds of workshops and introduces the reader to the rich resources of information found in the alternative reality. Belinda Gore gives direct, hands-on advice on how to approach and how to interpret these experiences. I highly recommend this book to all who want to explore their inner reality.”
--Ruth-Inge Heinze, Ph.D., University of California/Berkeley, author of Shamans of the 20th Century and Trance and Healing in Southeast Asia Today

“A scientific discovery with startling implications, opening the door to experiences that fascinate by their strangeness and wonder.”
--Felicitas D. Goodman, author of Where the Spirits Ride the Wind: Spirit Journeys and Ecstatic Experiences

“It’s a stimulating, enriching and revelatory insight that illuminates both the hidden initiatory side to indigenous art traditions while charting a new body-grounded path into the mysteries.”
--Richard Leviton, senior writer, Yoga Journal

BELINDA GORE has been teaching workshops on ecstatic trance for over eight years. She is vice-president of the Cuyamungue Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the principles of ecstatic trance and ritual body postures are studied and taught under the tutelage of renowned anthropologist Felicitas Goodman. A psychologist in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Gore earned her Ph. D. in counseling from Ohio State University.

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