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Astroshamanism (Book 1)
A Journey into the Inner Universe
by Franco Santoro
Findhorn Press, 2003

In this book, the first of two, Franco Santoro provides an overview of the basic principles and practices of astroshamanism: a spiritual system of healing aimed at expanding human perception through the integration of shamanism with experiential astrology and the contemporary revival of archaic mystery traditions.

The author 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. Contents: 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 and derived houses, non-ordinary traits, the Sacred Cone, and more.

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Reviews
"The principles of A Course in Miracles® underlie those of astroshamanism, which integrates shamanism, experiential astrology, the archaic mystery traditions and ACIM®. [...] Forgiveness is the major function of astroshamanism in letting go of limited identification and expanding the scope of awareness. For those interested in these seemingly diverse disciplines this, possibly the first-ever integration of its kind, is a 'must read'" MIRACLE WORKER, Magazine of the Uk Miracle Network, [excerpt from Issue 55, Nov/Dec 2003

"[...] As an astrologer you are either at home with chants and rituals and inner guides or you are not. This book certainly gives plenty of information about how to get safely on to this path and there is a wealth of material here, to be continued in the second part of the book.. " THE ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, London [excerpt from Number 5, September/October 2003]."

"This is an excellent must read book that we would highly recommend, not only for those on their own shamanic journey through life, but also for anyone on a spiritual path of self discovery. An interesting and helpful read from start to finish full of no nonsense, practical facts and good advice." www.SPIRITLINCS.com

"I find your book interestingly conveying wealth of information, systematically presented and very well articulated. You encourage creativity and discourage dogmatism, and this approach is something I really appreciate in people. I especially found the chapter on Totam Spirits very instructive and inspiring. I give workshops in Astro-Tarot that have to do with these ideas about the sectors etc, and I can surely enrich these classes with ideas that popped into my head while reading this chapter. The advantage of your book is that you do not put it aside after reading it - you can use it constantly as an effective tool for self-improvement.Thanks for sharing this material." RUTH AHARONI, astrologer, author, yoga teacher (Israel)

"In 'Astroshamanism - Book 1', Franco Santoro generously transmits his shamanic knowledge and experience through the language of astroshamanism: a method that he has developed by expanding the connections between shamanism and astrology. Astroshamanism has been one of the most significant healing tools and experiences in my life. This method allows the integration both of the personal and collective unconsious, through the relationship with the deities (planets) that refer to each zodiac sign. This rapport, which develops through the connection with the Spirit Guide, primarily serves a healing function. True healing, both physical and psychic, can only be of a spiritual nature, and this is what happens during the workshops and sessions lead by Franco Santoro" PAOLA PIERPAOLI, astrologer, author, channeler (Italy).

"Developed by the author over the last quarter century, Astroshamanism is a system of spiritual healing that integrates experiential astrology with the basic principles of shamanic traditions from around the world. It covers sacred rituals and tools, voyaging, spirit guides and power animals, totem spirits and demons, trance dance and more. The birth chart becomes a sacred circle. However, the horoscope is not interpreted analytically but expressed by using shamanic techniques to expand awareness. New transformative perceptions are facilitated by a direct connection with Overall the emphasis of the book is more on the author's personal shamanistic approach, with the astrology offering a language to clarify the processes." PILGRIMS UK Reviews, Gloucester (England)




Astroshamanism (Book 2)
The Voyage Through the Zodiac

By Franco Santoro
Findhorn Press, 2003

In this second volume, Franco Santoro takes us through an initiatory journey into the multi-dimensional universe that thrives beyond the limited boundaries of our ordinary perception. The book is devoted to the exploration of the zodiac as a Sacred Circle and consists of chapters dealing with each of its 12 Sectors and 4 Directions.

Extensive information on the shamanic and astrological characteristics of the Sacred Circle is provided, together with a wide range of practices, insights, approaches and experiential accounts to suit different people and situations. It includes detailed explanations that allow the reader to have a direct experience of their authentic potential and ground it in their daily life.

Both visionary and pragmatic, this book aims at accessing the shamanic realms of the zodiac to gently release the illusion of separation and gradually reawaken the original power of our divine nature. Contents: astrological signs, houses, planets and related shamanic connections, Totem Spirits and basic archetypes, astrological correspondences (animals, plants, minerals, qualities, grievances, etc.), healing tools, chants, dances, rituals, techniques, myths, reports of shamanic voyages, more.




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Reviews

Astroshamanism Book II by Franco Santoro is one of those far-out books that can change the way you perceive reality. Astroshamanism leads the reader through the process of making a sacred circle, keeping an astroshamanic journal, going on a shamanistic voyage, and having a series of practices and rituals geared toward each of the twelve houses. Unlike most basic astrology texts, this book will touch your soul by introducing a life-affirming worldview completely different from anything most people are taught through the standard educational system. If you want a magical, transformative, mystical experience, Astroshamanism is your ticket. Dell Horoscope Magazine December 2003 [excerpted]

I first read the original draft of this book when a group of us at Findhorn were doing the training in Astroshamanism offered by Franco. As we met each month Franco would give us the literature for the relevant sector, along with some of the material that now forms part of Astroshamanism Book One. The material in Book Two is closely based on those early notes for each of the sectors that Franco so generously made available to us then, and we readers of this edition are privileged to receive a lot of previously unpublished original material in this volume. Book Two forms a major source of reference to return to time and time again, and can offer clues and pointers in many situations. A lot of the information contained here I have never come across anywhere else, and it has provided the key to understanding some aspect of my experience on many occasions.

I personally find the minutiae as fascinating as the broader picture and am deeply appreciative of finally having all of this information in a book. Whilst working on the draft Franco was driven by the need to get all of the information for each of the sectors down on paper and consequently out of his head (or wherever it comes from!) leaving him free to develop his practice, research and teaching of astroshamanism. This volume, along with the guidance contained in Book One, also forms a practical course to follow with some valuable and original exercises to undertake during each sector.  

The themes of each sector are explained in the text, and become the subject for extended meditation, journeying or other exploratory practices. Franco is an articulate and erudite writer and teacher, and this book contains many flavours to savour – abundant and hard to find information on varied aspects of spirituality and astrology. Franco’s personal stories, ideas and inspirational material of many kinds. Even after reading it several times its magnificence still has the power to take my breath away. JUDY WYLD

In Astroshamanism book 2: The Voyage through the Zodiac Franco Santoro focuses on the practical side of the work with his unique approach of blending astrology and shamanism, inviting the reader to join him in an experiential exploration of the 12 Zodiacal Signs (the Sectors), the four Directions and the Centre that in this tradition form the Sacred Circle. For a deeper understanding and a genuine exploration previous reading of the first volume is definitely required, but for those wanting to get an overview of the scope of the work and its methodology a clear and concise introduction to basic principles is provided at the beginning of this sequel. Since the world that gradually unfolds will certainly be experienced as complex, multi-layered and possibly deeply challenging old belief systems, the clear structure which the book follows provides orientation and grounding. Each direction and sector is introduced with a lot of attention to detail, providing factual information, correspondences, characteristics, and guides the reader into the specific energy that expresses itself in this particular area. In addition to some recommended basic practices a variety of healing tools are offered that support and encourage an individual path within this voyage, which on the whole will lead towards an expansion of human awareness. With a lot of openness, depth and humour the author contributes reports of his own journeys and other shamanic experiences. I greatly appreciate the thorough didactic approach that characterizes this second volume, the respect Franco Santoro shows to various traditions, the way he honours individual experiences, the joy and passion that shine through. I see the book as an exciting and inspiring invitation to go on a deeply transformative journey on which you will meet yourself and Spirit in whatever form He/She appears to you and where you will move towards a healing of the illusion of separation. ASTRID GUDE, educator (Germany)

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ASTROSCIAMANESIMO: 
libro uno
Un viaggio nell'universo interiore

di Franco Santoro
[Formato Kindle], Euro 7,72
edizione italiana, 18 agosto 2013
  • ASIN: B00ENE8FJM

disponibile su Amazon.it, clicca qui per ordinare.

Dopo 10 anni è finalmente disponibile l'edizione italiana del primo dei due volumi di Astrosciamanesimo scritti da Franco Santoro, e pubblicati originariamente in lingua inglese.

Franco Santoro offre un'introduzione completa ai principi e alle pratiche dell'astrosciamanesimo, un sistema olistico di guarigione spirituale finalizzato a espandere la consapevolezza umana mediante l’integrazione di sciamanesimo, astrologia e antiche tradizioni esoteriche.

L'autore esamina l’astrologia e il suo rapporto con lo sciamanesimo, fornendo la descrizione di vari strumenti atti a facilitare l’esplorazione della nostra natura multidimensionale e ad integrarla con la realtà ordinaria.

La carta astrologica è impiegata esperienzialmente come cerchio sacro, e si rivela mediante il coinvolgimento di tutti i sensi, le emozioni, il movimento, la danza, il suono, i rituali e ogni forma di espressione, con lo scopo di espandere la nostra consapevolezza e fornire le chiavi per un completo processo di trasformazione.

Contenuto: astrologia esperienziale, cosmologie sciamaniche, asse orizzontale e verticale, i Dodici Settori, Intento e Funzione, il sistema dell’ego, il perdono, pratiche e rituali, il viaggio astrosciamanico, lo Spirito Guida, gli animali di potere, gli Spiriti Totem, i demoni, le medicine spirituali, gli oggetti sacri, i canti astrosciamanici, le posture di trance, la danza sciamanica, l’astrodramma, il linguaggio astrologico, le forme sciamaniche e le case derivate, i tratti non-ordinari e altri temi.




Iniziazione all'astrosciamanismo:
La via astrologica alla guida interiore
di Franco Santoro 
Edizioni Mediterranee, 2000
(in Italian)

Le conoscenze millenarie delle tradizioni sciamaniche e le pratiche dell'astrologia esperienziale si fondono negli insegnamenti dell'astrosciamanesimo. Le tecniche descritte in questo libro rendono possibile un rapporto diretto con la propria Guida Interiore invece che una relazione di mediazione attraverso un medium o channeler. Si tratta di strumenti molto potenti, in grado di ricondurci alla nostra matrice originaria di estasi e amore. L'Autore considera dapprima l'astrologia e il suo rapporto con lo sciamanismo, soffermandosi sul sistema del Sacro Cerchio, sui concetti di Intento e Funzione, e sugli aspetti rituali del lavoro astrosciamanico. In seguito affronta il tema dei viaggi sciamanici e del contatto con la Guida Interiore, offrendo indicazioni molto accurate e una serie di tecniche estremamente efficaci per coloro che sono interessati ad averne un'esperienza diretta. Il libro propone inoltre un'ampia varietà di pratiche individuali e di gruppo intese a stimolare e riequilibrare le energie di ciascuno dei 12 segni astrologici. Il libro è in vendita nelle principali librerie in Italia




CDs




Zodiac Navigator: An Astroshamanic Healing Journey
Max Mattoni & Franco Santoro

 

This CD has been specifically produced for astroshamanic healing and energy work, as described in Franco Santoro’s books and literature on astroshamanism and other holistic spiritual disciplines.

This CD is the result of three years of regular guidance and intense work done by music healer, singer and song-writer Max Mattoni (1.5.9), Sun in Aries, Moon in Leo, Ascendant in Sagittarius, Saturn Power (Sun conjunct Saturn), Uranus and Pluto Flower (Uranus and Pluto conjunct Midheaven) in association with Franco Santoro (6.8.8), Sun in Virgo, Moon and Ascendant in Scorpio, Neptune Vessel/Instrument (Neptune conjunct Moon/Ascendant), Uranus Flower (Uranus conjunct Midheaven).

Max Mattoni

Zodiac Navigator constists of 13 astroshamanic healing tracks, featuring each zodiac sign and the centre, aimed at retrieving and harmonising their luminous potentials, while releasing the related grievances. 



Franco Santoro
The sounds support deep relaxation and access to expanded states of consciousness, encouraging the vitalisation and harmonisation of the subtle energy centres of the body and environment. This process aims to stimulate the release of grievances, toxins and blocked patterns, paving the way for deep transformational processes.

The CD can be used to support a range of healing practices, according to your own guidance or spiritual path and tradition. These include: shamanic trance dance, astroshamanic touch or bodywork, multidimensional first aid, healing rituals and prayer.

Produced, composed, arranged and recorded by Max Mattoni.
Played by Max Mattoni (guitars, keyboards, vocals, frame drums, tambourine,  jews harps, singing bowls, harmonica), Franco Santoro: (shamanic frame drum, tambourine, thai gong, jews harp, harmonica, guidance). Thanks to Stefano Maria Crocelli- didjeridoo on track 10, Flavia Vallega- vocals on track 8 & 9, Primary school vocal childs (Oleba) on track 2, courtesy by Stefano Maria Crocelli.

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Price: £ 12 (Euro 15), plus £ 1.70 delivery in the UK/Europe, payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. To order the CD please contact info@astroshamanism.org



Drumming for the Astroshamanic Voyage
Franco Santoro

This is the title of a recording produced by Franco Santoro specifically for astroshamanic pratices and voyages. Track 1 and 2 contain two solo drumming journeys of about a quarter of an hour each, with call-back drumming made at the end of each segment. They are played with two different drums. Track 3 includes a single voyage of half an hour in length, divided into three stages (Intent, Release, Integration) encompassing the Higher, Lower and Middle world. The first and second stages utilize solo drumming, whereas the third stage involves rattling. Track 3 can also be used as a short version of the Astroshamanic Basic Ritual of the Sacred Cone and as an aid for astroshamanic healing sessions.

Price: £ 12 (Euro 15), plus £ 1.70 delivery in the UK/Europe, payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. To order the CD please contact info@astroshamanism.org




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Astroshamanic Basic Ritual

Franco Santoro & Max Mattoni

 

This CD has been specifically produced for shamanic healing and energy work, as described in astroshamanic literature. The sounds support deep relaxation and access to expanded states of consciousness, encouraging the vitalisation and harmonisation of the subtle energy centres of the body and environment. This process aims to stimulate the release of grievances, toxins and blocked patterns, paving the way for deep transformational processes.

 

The CD can be used to support a range of healing practices, according to one’s guidance or spiritual path and tradition. These include: shamanic journeying and trance dance, astroshamanic touch or bodywork, active and still meditations, healing rituals and prayer. The basis for the structure of this CD is taken from the classic astroshamanic ceremony of the Astroshamanic Basic Ritual of the Sacred Cone.

 

Price: £ 15 (Euro 20), plus £ 1.70 postage (UK/Europe) payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. To order the CD please contact info@astroshamanism.org




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The Breath of Emuria:

Astroshamanic Healing Trance Dance

Franco Santoro & Shaun Foyle

 

This is the first version of an astroshamanic trance dance production, recorded live at Cluny Hill College Ballroom, Forres (Scotland) on 9 December 2004 during a public astroshamanic healing ritual. Astroshamanic dance is used to achieve a state of ecstasy where the dancer uncovers his true nature and surrenders to her authentic function in the web of life. In astroshamanism, the 12 zodiac sectors represent the fragmented parts of the soul. Each sector has its own frequency and through dance we can align to its ways and fully incorporate it. We open ourselves to stars, planets, and whatever exists around us, reactivating the memory of our original communion. By physically dancing the sectors, we enter into their rhythm, experiencing their energies and directing them toward a sacred intent.

Emuria is a strategic multidimensional healing realm related with the binary 9.8. Its honourable force enhances the harmonuous dialogue between darkness and light. The CD features Franco Santoro (bells, jaw harp, medicine rattle, ritual frame drum, tamburieddhu, tamorra, sistrum, woodshaker, Thai gong, vocals) and Shaun Foyle (bendir, plains flute, NI Kontakt sampler). Edited and mixed by Shaun Foyle using Cubase SX.

Price: £ 10 (Euro 12), payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. To order the CD please contact info@astroshamanism.org
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Astroshamanic Recapitulation 

Franco Santoro

 

Recorded at Cluny Hill College, Pavilion West, Forres (Scotland) on 12 December 2004 with New Moon in Sagittarius. Track 1 contains a 30-minute monotonous 4/4 beat solo frame drumming with callback suitable for general shamanic journeys or for practices of shamanic recapitulation. Track 2 includes a 30-minute monotonous 6/8 hand beat frame drumming ideal for shamanic healing practices or more intense shamanic recapitulation. The CD also contains a bonus track with Jewish harp for integration and healing.

Price: £ 10 (Euro 12), payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. To order the CD please contact info@astroshamanism.org
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Astroshamanic Healing Touch Franco Santoro

 

Recorded at Cluny Hill College, Pavilion West, Forres (Scotland) on 12 December 2004, New Moon in Sagittarius. Track 1 and 3 contain a 20-minute monotonous tambourine drumming at 4/4 beat (141 bpm) and 6/8 (167 bpm) respectively, with call-back shaking (2-4) at the end of each segment. Both tracks feature a 12-double jingle Southern Italian tambourine and can be used for AstroshamanicHealing® Touch and Bodywork, soul retrieval and trance dance. Track 5 includes a 20-minute monotonous shamanic jew’s harp piece at 147 bpm, suitable for AstroshamanicHealing®  Touch and Bodywork, integration and contemplation, followed by 12-minute silence (6) and final gong. The whole CD can be used as a medium version Astroshamanic Basic Ritual of the Sacred Cone, with Stage One-Intent (1-2), Stage Two-Release (3-4) and Stage Three-Healing (5-6).

Price: £ 10 (Euro 12), payment by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. To order the CD please contact info@astroshamanism.org
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Concisa Epitome del Compendio dell’Epica del Sacro Cono

Franco Santoro (author)

Cost: Euro 13 
(plus P&P)

Language: Italian



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Franco Santoro: Energy worker, shamanic facilitator, member of the Findhorn Foundation and the developer of astroshamanism. His work is based on thirty-five years of direct personal experience, integrated with the teachings of many traditions, including Mediterranean and Celtic cultures, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent) and the Findhorn Foundation Community. He is the author of Astroshamanism: A Journey Into the Inner Universe; Astroshamanism: The Voyage Through the Zodiac; the eZine PAN and other works including the series on CD, Healing Sounds from the Findhorn Sacred Cone Circle. Franco lives at Findhorn Foundation Cluny in Northern Scotland, where he regularly holds workshops, courses and consultations. He also runs outreach events worldwide.


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