Franco Santoro provides an easily understandable overview of the basic principles and practices of astroshamanism: a spiritual system of healing aimed at expanding human perception through the integration of the basic principles of shamanism with experiential astrology and the contemporary revival of archaic mystery traditions. He examines astrology and its close relationship with shamanism, showing how to employ different tools to facilitate the exploration of non-ordinary dimensions and help create a bridge with conventional reality. In this context the birth chart is used as a Sacred Circle to access information on the geography of shamanic states of consciousness and to allow their safe exploration, knowing where to find Guides, Spirits, allies, power, grievances, blocks, etc. Here the horoscope is not interpreted or analysed, but it reveals itself through emotions, movements, dances, sounds, rituals, images and situations aimed at extending the awareness of reality and supporting strong transformational processes.
Subjects covered include:
• Experiential astrology • Shamanic cosmology • Vertical and horizontal axis •
The 12 Sectors • Intent and function • The ego system • Forgiveness •
Practices and rituals • The astroshamanic voyage • Spirit guides • Power
animals • Totem spirits and demons • Spirit medicines and sacred tools •
Astroshamanic chants • Trance postures and dances • Astrodrama •
Astrological language • Shamanic forms • The Sacred Cone • Non-ordinary
traits • and many more.
Be sure to continue your exploration with Astroshamanism book 2: The Voyage through the Zodiac.