The Mother Mantra (Paperback)

The Ancient Shamanic Yoga of Non-Duality

By Selene Calloni Williams

Inner Traditions, 9781620557921, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2019

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Description

An initiate’s guide to the healing practices, spiritual exercises, and secret rites of the Mother Mantra tradition

• Explains the practice of the Mother Mantra, which allows us to overcome subconscious programming, release our fears, and awaken to the dream nature of reality

• Includes instructions for the practice of the Egyptian mantra to attract wealth and abundance and the Mystical Marriage Mantra for transformation and rebirth

• Presents five spiritual rituals that can be incorporated into daily life to reestablish the universal balance between humanity and the divine

Hidden at the heart of nearly all spiritual and esoteric traditions lies the powerful teachings of the Mother Mantra. Its initiates have preserved its consciousness-expanding techniques for millennia. Originating in the ancient practice of shamanic yoga, this tradition allows us to perceive the full complexity of reality. It helps us see both the visible and the invisible, moving beyond the consciousness of duality that limits us to only the material world. Operating in this heightened state of non-ordinary consciousness, we can see beyond our subconscious programming and behavior patterns and understand our possibilities and powers. By removing all fear, it allows you to love yourself exactly as you are.

In this spiritual and philosophical guide, initiate Selene Calloni Williams shares the healing practices and spiritual exercises of the Mother Mantra tradition. She explains how these practices bypass the thinking mind to access our higher spiritual consciousness, allowing us to awaken to the dream nature of reality and release us from all fear. She details the exercises and practices of the four-part Mother Mantra: The first series, which dissolves the constructs of the ego; the second, which invokes ancient spirits and deities for their aid in this endeavor; the third, where we experience a divine androgynous tantric union to transcend sexual identity and spiritually fuse with the divine; and the fourth, where the first three rituals are combined to unlock an expanded state of consciousness and a true seeing of the complexity of both the visible and invisible worlds.

The author also describes the practice of the Egyptian mantra, a soul-making ceremony that unites the initiate with the Chthonian realms and attracts wealth and abundance, and the Mystical Marriage Mantra, which opens a path to authentic transformation and rebirth. Additionally, Williams presents five spiritual rituals, including yogic poses and exercises, that can be incorporated into daily life to allow divine communication through the chakras, awaken the mind and body from the aging process, and reestablish the universal balance between humanity and the divine.


About the Author

Selene Calloni Williams, with a degree in psychology and master’s in screen writing, has authored several books and documentaries on psychology, deep ecology, shamanism, yoga, philosophy, and anthropology. A direct student of James Hillman, she studied and practiced Buddhist meditation in the hermitages of the forests of Sri Lanka and is an initiate of Shamanic Tantric Yoga. She is the founder and the director of the Imaginal Academy Institute in Switzerland.


Praise For The Mother Mantra: The Ancient Shamanic Yoga of Non-Duality

“The most ancient of wisdom traditions call on our relationship with the mother. Now at the point of the shift away from the dominance of patriarchy, Williams presents us with what can take us beyond dualism. The Mother Mantra is a calling to our depths toward unification from a place of love.”

"The concept of an illusionary material realm that must be overcome to achieve “heaven” is at the heart of all serious spiritual/metaphysical philosophies. This book explains it in the language of depth psychology... Referencing Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and her personal teacher James Hillman, she also credits Buddhist meditation and Shamanic Tantric Yoga for the context in which she offers this wisdom to readers."