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Healing The Shadow

The Second Edition

Healing The Shadow is about helping people heal their inner woundedness and step into the light. It brings into a modern context thousands of years of shamanic healing practice. Ross makes these ancient healing methods accessible so you can use them for your healing and spiritual growth.  Already one of the classics of modern shamanism, this second edition with an additional 130 pages, promises to be an even more effective resource. While many books make promises, this one delivers. As one spiritual seeker wrote, “This is the book that helped me heal a lifetime of pain.” Here is what others have said: “Healing The Shadow is the most life changing book I have ever read!” “. . .it has liberated me to live in passion and truly embrace life. . .” “I have been able to reclaim my essential passion and wholeness.” “This is the book that changed my life!” “It is not easy work. . . It is worthwhile work.” “I keep Shadow on my bedstead. I read a little each night before I go to sleep.” “I met Ross and hoped his book would give me some clue as to how he had gotten to where he was. I am pleased to say, it did!”

Healing The Shadow II  $24.95 + s&h $4.95

(international orders s&h $11)

Healing The Shadow II eBook $12.95

Journey to Enlightenment

Enlightenment may not be as unreachable as you think. Ross writes: “Life is not about becoming something different than you already are. Life is about finding out that it’s safe to let go of what you’re not – of all the protective things you cling to that hold you back. You are already the magnificent being you are ‘becoming.’ The evolution is in your consciousness. Your learning the truth is the crux of the transformational process called enlightenment. “ The difficulty comes in letting go of your limiting beliefs, so that you can be free to be who you truly are. Most of us are afraid that if we let go of who we think we are, we will be left naked and alone out in the cold. In Journey to Enlightenment, Ross provides a most insightful perspective on why things in your life happen as they do and what you can do about that. He explains why you created your beliefs, how they get in your way and more importantly, offers effective techniques for healing the hurt that lies beneath them, including a clearly explained, and easily presented, version of the ancient shamanic journey process, to help you move closer to enlightenment. Ross discusses a host of other topics including an interesting perspective on why it is difficult to change, living in the God Space, dealing with entities, The Misunderstanding, past lives and an entire chapter on learning to work with the power of gratitude.

$22.95 s&h $4.95 (+ $2 each add’l book)

International Orders Add $11 for s&h

Journey to Enlightenment – eBook $9.95

Healing The Shadow

From The Publisher: There is something in all of us that keeps us from being who and what we could be. Called ‘the Shadow’ by Carl Jung, this part of us feeds our fears, inhibits our spontaneity and shuts down our natural selves. In Healing the Shadow, Santa Fe Shaman, Ross Bishop, offers a unique perspective on the shadow and how to deal with it. This truly remarkable book provides readers with the tools and resources to manifest positive change in their lives… more

$19.95

For the first time on CD:

The Shamanic Journey

One of mankind’s oldest and most powerful healing processes has been put into a form usable by the average person. Powerful and easy to use, this guided CD will take you through the steps of the ancient process guided by Ross Bishop.

In addition to the basic process Ross shows you how to adapt the process to address specific problems in your life, journey to past lives, and most importantly, heal a wounded inner child. This is a resource you will be happy to have at your disposal.

CD $17.95

Truth
Life. It confuses, perplexes and confounds. Many people have written about it, few have offered explanations. In this new book Ross offers a unique perspective of life that differs significantly from our normal understanding of it. Ross provides insights into why life is the way it is and offers some groundbreaking insights into how we might live “fearlessly and passionately”… more

$19.95

Healing Methods CD from Truth

Reading about various healing techniques is good, but being guided through them is even better. Ross takes you through some of the techniques discussed in TRUTH and a number of others that are not presented in the book. If you are serious about making changes in your life, this CD is a must have! Healing Methods CD

CD $17.95

 

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Muhammad’s Perspective

by Ross Bishop

The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad, (may Allâh’s grace be upon him), between the years 609 to 632 AD. According to legend, The Qur’an was communicated to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. I am not a Muslim, but I must confess that I find the Qur’an to be the most moving and compassionate book I have ever read. There is a quality about it, especially reading between the lines, that is truly moving.

Having said that, the Qur’an is still a channelled work, and as all channelled works do, suffers from the inevitable contamination by the channeler. Muslims will argue the point, but I will let the record speak for itself.

The Islamic faith is a set of obligations between man and God. In Muhammad’s view God was an old testament, black and white, fundamentalist God, who punished his children when they got out of line. Make a mistake and there would be a penalty. In Muhammad’s world there was little wiggle room, not much room for mistakes or learning or growth. Step out of line and you were in trouble.

Like fundamentalist Christianity, if you fall off the wagon, swift retribution is sure to follow. The God of the Qur’an is not without compassion, but it is not God’s essential nature. He might forgive, He might not, and as it is said, “Allâh knows everything.”

In Muhammad’s world, the only way to live was to have a completely virtuous and spiritual life.That is an admirable goal, but also a rather unrealistic one. No one I know can do that! And I think that becomes a trap for Muslims (and fundamentalist Christians). That’s why there is so much sexual frustration amongst some Muslims and Christian fundamentalists.

Where Christ shared the essence of God through stories and parables, The Qur’an is considered by Muslims to be more authoritative because it represents the direct word of God, not unlike the Ten Commandments that were given to Moses. By attaching themselves to God in this way, fundamentalists are able to claim a self-righteous perfectionism that easily slips into a pretense of supremacy. “Surely those who disbelieve in the Messages of Allâh, for them is a terrible punishment. And Allâh is Exalted in Might, Possessor of power of retribution.”(Qur’an 3:4)

Where Christ is held in great reverence as a prophet and expression of God’s truth by Muslims, Muhammad is a man, one chosen by God to be sure, but a man nonetheless, like Moses. Often, people make the error of analogy: the Qur’an is to the Christian Bible as Muhammad is to Jesus. In fact, something like the opposite is the case. For Muslims, the Qur’an, especially in its recited form, is an incarnation of God on earth, and is thus not just a book, nor even a holy text deserving of respect, it becomes God in the flesh.

The Qur’an lays down general principles and it is left to the Sunnah and Hadith to explain how to bring the principles of the Qur’an into daily life. The problem is that there are many Hadiths of questionable origin. This is where all religions in their various ways, come off the tracks. Each has pronouncements where some well intentioned stuffed shirt says, “This is what He meant and how you should live your life.”

Complicating matters, around 900 A.D., Islamic law became rigidly and inflexibly fixed because scholars of the Islamic schools felt that the essential questions had all been thoroughly discussed and finally settled. Up to that time, Islamic law had been adaptable and growing, but after that, it became increasingly rigid. This is an inherent problem faced by people who are emotionally invested in a particular view. It is very difficult for them to imagine a world that is different. They become “paradigm blind.”

This sort of thinking affects people in all walks of life. As an example, in 1881 the U.S. Commissioner of Labor said that the United States along with most European countries, had about exhausted the possibility of further economic growth: “The market price of products will continue low, no matter what the cost of production may be. The day of large profits is probably past. There may be room for further intensive but not extensive, development of industry in the present area of civilization.”

The Jews, whose religion is also based in the Old Testament, did not fall into the trap of rigidity. Through The Talmud they have adapted and interpreted the Torah (the first six books of the Old Testament) to be more flexible, something traditional Islamists and fundamentalist Christians have chosen not to do.

In the new Testament, Christ tells us of of a loving and compassionate God, a kind father who forgives and loves his children, who does not judge and apparently has given up on the smiting business. This is the God that I have come to know.

My work with people over the years has shown me that each of us comes in with issues forgiveness,Christ,that need to be resolved (called karma in some traditions). We come to earth to live in an environment where we can make mistakes, foul up our lives if we chose, mess with other people and eventually straighten out and realize the truth about ourselves. This rough and tumble existence is God’s creation. He understands that there will be missteps and plenty of mistakes – HE EXPECTS THAT. And he forgives, because he knows that every mistake, every error in judgement also contains the seeds of growth. Muhammad takes a different view.

I believe that the Qur’an can be split into two parts – pre and post Mecca. The Surahs, or chapters, written in Mecca were dominantly kind, gentle and compassionate. But in those early years, Muhammad’s teachings were also soundly rejected by Meccan society. After suffering years of rejection, he moved with his followers to Medina, where he was welcomed by all but the Jews.

Thus began a 10 year religious war between Mecca and Medina. During that time a number of attempts were made on Muhammad’s life. After these events, the Qur’an, which as I say, had been a document of peace and harmony, took on a more combative and aggressive tone. Islamic scholars have found ways to dance around these inconsistencies, but they are there. Unfortunately, Muslims validate these later Qur’anic passages as more legitimate.

Fanatical groups have taken to the Medina passages to justify violence, particularly the intolerant puritanism of the Wahhabi and Salafi creeds. Wahhabism was founded by the eighteenth-century evangelist Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab in the Arabian Peninsula (modern day Saudi Arabia) and has directly given birth to ISIS.

‘Abd al-Wahhab sought to rid Islam of the corruptions that he believed had crept into the religion. He advocated a strict literalism in which the Qur’an became the sole source of legitimate authority, and displayed an extreme hostility to intellectualism, mysticism, and any sectarian divisions within Islam.

According to the Wahhabi creed, it was imperative to return to a presumed pristine, simple, straightforward Islam, which could be entirely reclaimed by literal implementation of the commands of the Prophet, and by strict adherence to correct ritual practice. Importantly, Wahhabism rejected any attempt to interpret the divine law historically or contextually, with attendant possibilities of reinterpretation under changed circumstances.

Wahhabism treats the vast majority of Islamic history as a corruption of the true and authentic Islam. Furthermore, Wahhabism narrowly defines orthodoxy, and is extremely intolerant of any creed that contradicts its own. Wahhabism is the version of Islam practiced in modern Saudi Arabia and is the curriculum of Saudi funded schools (madrassas) throughout the Middle East.

Young Muslims, having little real education (other than from a Wahhabi sponsored radical school), a limited future (because Islam effectively blocks anything but small businesses), lash out at the one they are told is responsible for their problems – The Great Satan. And we, of course, oblige them with 15 year wars against Islam and terror weapons like drone strikes. Everyone in the Middle East knows or is closely related to someone the U.S. military has killed. Let that sink in for a moment as you try to understand why they are furious with us, or why some of the more radicalized Muslims might want to strike back.

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