Spirit Of The Rainforest

Author: Mark Andrew Ritchie
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ISBN: 9780964695238
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The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

Spirit Of The Rainforest

Author: Mark A. Ritchie
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The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

The Falling Sky

Author: Davi Kopenawa
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674726111
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Anthropologist Bruce Albert captures the poetic voice of Davi Kopenawa, shaman and spokesman for the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, in this unique reading experience--a coming-of-age story, historical account, and shamanic philosophy, but most of all an impassioned plea to respect native rights and preserve the Amazon rainforest.

Understanding Spiritual Power

Author: Marguerite G. Kraft
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592443095
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While secularized cultures of the West have a great deal of difficulty dealing with the spiritual as a real, non-imaginary dimension of life, most of the world's peoples do not. Having worked and studied among peoples of several non-Western societies, Marguerite Kraft is convinced that coming to terms with spiritual power presents one of the greatest challenges for all those who work among non-Westerners in pastoral or mission situations. 'Understanding Spiritual Power' addresses the dynamics of the felt need for spiritual power in relation to a people's assumptions, values, and commitments, in order to provide a foundation for meaningful Christian witness in power-oriented societies. The Western Church, Kraft argues, under pressure from modern rationalism, has largely lost awareness of God's power and position vis-a-vis the spiritual realm so important in other societies. (Indeed, this loss of power could be one reason for the interest in Eastern and New Age philosophies on the part of Westerners disillusioned with the modern worldview.) Having worked among the Kamwe in Nigeria, the Thai in Asia, and the Navajo in North America, Kraft focuses on specific ways in which people in these three societies view reality and suggests how the gospel can be articulated in forms they can understand. 'Understanding Spiritual Power' offers a theological as well as a practical perspective on spiritual power. By exploring living societies, providing examples and case studies, and offering specific strategies, this book makes a powerful case for rethinking and recasting traditional missiological methods. At the same time, it helps Western Christians with ears to hear question whether they might not learn as much from those with whom they work as they seek to teach.

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

Author: James K. Beilby
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441240136
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The topic of spiritual warfare is an issue of ongoing interest in a number of sectors of the contemporary church. This four-view work brings together leading theologians and ministry leaders to present major views on spiritual warfare in dialogical fashion--all authors present their views and then respond to each of the other views. Contributors include: • Walter Wink with Gareth Higgins and Michael Hardin • David Powlison • Gregory Boyd • C. Peter Wagner and Rebecca Greenwood This volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a much-discussed and often controversial topic. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, it highlights the differences between contributors, discusses a full range of important topics on the subject, and deploys biblical as well as theological arguments.

I Can See The Shore

Author: Michael Dawson
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Dawson brings to life a little-known world of shamanism, rituals, and secret initiations of the stone-aged culture of the Yanomamo tribe, with whom he shares the Gospel and deals with his own personal life and death situations.

Growing Up Yanomam

Author: Mike Dawson
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ISBN: 9781602650091
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Anthropologists surmise that the Yanomamo are perhaps the last culture to come in contact with the modern world. Author Mike Dawson's hair-raising and humorous growing up adventures, from his birth in the jungle through the death of his wife, Renee, provide insights into this primitive culture. Dawson was the cultural advisor to the award-winning, full-length feature film, Yai Wanonabalewa: The Enemy God (www.theenemygod.com), the true story of a Yanomamo leader recounting his life as a shaman and the supernatural struggle for the survival of his people. ..".a bit of Huck Finn, with an Amazon twist." Simon Romero Andean Bureau Chief, The New York Times Imagine a white boy, in "the hood" of this jungle tribe, living, playing, and growing up Yanomamo. Christopher Bessette, Writer/Director of the feature film Yai Wanonabalewa: The Enemy God ...a story of life with Stone-Age people, guaranteed to expand the mind of even the most experienced. Mark Andrew Ritchie, Author, Spirit of the Rainforest

The Believer S Guide To Spiritual Warfare Wising Up To Satan S Influence In Your World Large Print 16pt

Author: Thomas B. White
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459622944
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Are you under spiritual attack? You feel discouraged. That strong temptation to sin keeps nagging you. Your prayer life is dull. You wonder whether your teenager is taking drugs. Disagreements in your church are splitting it down the middle. If you feel like you're in a losing battle with yourself, others, or circumstances, you may be the target of spiritual attack. But there's good news for you. You can fight back... and win! As an expert in the field of spiritual warfare, Tom White has equipped thousands of men and women to discern and combat demonic forces in their world. ''The Believer's Guide to Spiritual Warfare'' offers biblically sound, accurate and balanced teaching on the unseen war being waged around us.

Tales Of A Shaman S Apprentice

Author: Mark J. Plotkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101644699
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For thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the world's most widely used drug, is based on compounds originally extracted from the bark of a willow tree, and more than a quarter of medicines found on pharmacy shelves contain plant compounds. Now Western medicine, faced with health crises such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer, has begun to look to the healing plants used by indigenous peoples to develop powerful new medicines. Nowhere is the search more promising than in the Amazon, the world's largest tropical forest, home to a quarter of all botanical species on this planet—as well as hundreds of Indian tribes whose medicinal plants have never been studied by Western scientists. In Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin recounts his travels and studies with some of the most powerful Amazonian shamans, who taught him the plant lore their tribes have spent thousands of years gleaning from the rain forest. For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin has raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests' fragile ecosystems succumb to overdevelopment—and before the Indians abandon their own culture and learning for the seductive appeal of Western material culture. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice relates nine of the author's quests, taking the reader along on a wild odyssey as he participates in healing rituals; discovers the secret of curare, the lethal arrow poison that kills in minutes; tries the hallucinogenic snuff epena that enables the Indians to speak with their spirit world; and earns the respect and fellowship of the mysterious shamans as he proves that he shares both their endurance and their reverence for the rain forest. Mark Plotkin combines the Darwinian spirit of the great writer-explorers of the nineteenth century—curious, discursive, and rigorously scientific—with a very modern concern for the erosion of our environment and the vanishing culture of native peoples.

Paradigm Shifts In Christian Witness

Author: Charles Edward van Engen
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ISBN: 9781570757716
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This work discerns the most important intercultural patterns and paradigm shifts as the Christian movment matures beyond post-colonialism as a world religion. It does this while bringing into relief the work of antropologist and linguist Charles H. Kraft and the challenges the future presents to those following after him.