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Winds of Spirit by Renee Baribeau

Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine by Renee Baribeau that helped me to connect with Wind spirits, exploring the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind.

Winds of Spirit by Renee Baribeau

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In this book, you’ll explore the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind, and discover a powerful system to utilize the subtle, healing energies in your life.

Winds of Spirit will teach you how to connect with your true inner self, use your body as a compass, and receive life-changing messages from nature.

Based on an ancient sacred technique used by farmers, shamans and sailors, this system will show you how to navigate your personal path, providing insight into how to manage the wind patterns and shifting conditions affecting you.

You will also learn how to invoke wind deities –gods and goddesses from around the world –and the cardinal winds from the four quadrants of the sky, each of which relate to the inner landscape of your life: mind, emotions, body, and spirit.

By working with the omnipresent winds in your life, you can restore harmony and balance, heal the body, and inspire creativity.

Table of Comtents

Explore the Table of Contents of Winds of Spirit to see how you can begin to learn and use the power of the Winds:

  • Introduction: Navigating Change
  • PART I: THE WINDS OF CHANGE
    • Chapter 1: The Goal: The Awakened Self
    • Chapter 2: The Story of Wind: Applying Ancient Knowledge to Modern-Day Navigation
    • Chapter 3: Intensity: Types of Wind
    • Chapter 4: Recognizing Wind Patterns: Cycles of Change
  • PART II: FROM WHAT DIRECTION IS THE WIND BLOWING? CARDINAL FORCES Introduction to the Cardinal Winds
    • Chapter 5: The Cardinal Wind of the East (The Mind)
    • Chapter 6: The Cardinal Wind of the South (The Emotions)
    • Chapter 7: The Cardinal Wind of the West (The Body)
    • Chapter 8: The Cardinal Wind of the North (The Spirit)
  • PART III: WHEN THE WIND BLOWS—NAVIGATING LIFE
    • Chapter 9: Wind Magic throughout History
    • Chapter 10: Finding Your Center
    • Chapter 11: Calibrating Your Inner Awakening Compass
    • Chapter 12: Weather Vane Process: Staying Balanced During Changing Winds
    • Chapter 13: Wind Bath Chapter 14: Wind Knots: Managing Intensity
    • Chapter 15: Cooperating with Your Inner Winds
    • Chapter 16: Removing Resistance to Change
  • PART IV: THE INNER WINDS—FORCES OF NATURE
    • Introduction to the 29 Wind Gods/Goddesses
    • Amaunet (Egyptian): Obscurity
    • Bieg-Olmai (Lapp): Signs
    • Cardea (Roman): Facilitator
    • Dogoda (Polish): Compassion
    • Ehécatl (Aztec/Mixtec): Passion
    • Enlil (Mesopotamian): Destiny
    • Esaugetúh Emissee (Muscogee Creek): Protection
    • Feng Po Po (Chinese): Harmony
    • Fūjin (Shinto): Purification
    • Holle (Teutonic): Mystery
    • Ilmarinen (Finnish): Inventor
    • Kari (Malaysian): Expression
    • La‘amaomao (Hawaiian): Ancestor
    • Mari (Basque): Gift
    • Nilch’i (Navajo): Intuition
    • Njörðr (Norse): Prosperity
    • Oyá (Yoruba): Transformation
    • Shu (Ancient Egyptian): Separation
    • Sila Innua (Inuit): Wisdom
    • Stribog (Slavic): Dispersal
    • Tāwhirimātea (New Zealand): Tempest
    • Tȟaté (Lakota Sioux): Messenger
    • Vayu (Indus): Strength Vēja Māte (Latvian): Nourishment
    • Wayramama (Peruvian): Right Relationship
    • Yaponcha (Hopi): Moderation
    • Yel Ana (Turkish; Yörük): Guidance
    • Yeongdeung Halmang (Tamna): Balance
    • No Wind (Equator): Doldrums
  • Afterword: Deepening Wind Wisdom

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Shamanism & Shamanic Practice

Learn more about shamanism and shamanic practice by visiting these pages:

Recommended Reading and Audio in Shamanism

Following are my Recommended Reading and Audio in Shamanism.

I have read the books and listened to the audio listed.

Shamananism has been practiced worldwide for some 10,000 years although the names of the practice, and the practitioners, is specific to the culture in which it is found.

Recommended Reading and Audio in Shamanism

My shamanic practice in my daily life is based on Core Shamanism, Celtic Shamanism, and shamanic practices from my teachers from other cultures including Mexico, Zimbabwe, Canada, the UK, and the USA, that they have shared with me either directly or through the books and audios listed on this page.

Celtic Shamanism in particular resonated with me as my ancestral background is Scottish, Welsh, English, Russian, and Finnish.

Core Shamanism

As my shamanic practice is based on Core Shamanism I recommend beginning with two books by Michael Harner the founder of the The Foundation for Shamanic Studies:

  1. The Way of the Shaman, and his follow-up
  2. Cave and Cosmos.

These two books will give you a solid insight into the history of shamanism and Core Shamanism as well as providing you with instructions on how to begin to add shamanic practice to your life.

Shamanism & Shamanic Practice Related Pages

Shamans & Shamanic Practitioners

Shamans and Shamanic Practitioners can be found worldwide. As with most things in life connecting with people who have a strong lineage and ethical outlook can be challenging. I recommend visiting the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the Society for Shamanic Practice to connect with a shamanic teacher.

I have been blessed to receive shamanic teachings directly from a number of Shamans including Jeannette McCullough, Jose Stevens, Sharon Van Raalte, Martha Lucier, Renee Baribeau, and Mandaza Kandemwa.

I am also including Shamans here whose works I have studied.

My Teachers, Guides & Mentors

Teachers, guides, mentors and coaches appear in many forms and often when least expected.

Many times you never meet them but read their words, listen to an audio or see a video. Or perhaps meet one of their students who introduces you to their work.

I have listened to many teachers over the years and heard absolutely nothing that they said. In one ear and out the other. I wasn’t ready to hear what they had to say or teach me. But years later something will lead me to them and I am ready.

Points of Reference

You may also enjoy exploring My Points of Reference pages.

my teachers guides and mentors - richard edward ward