Ecstatic Trance – The Workbook
The Groundwork to the Ritual Body Postures
and the Trance-Experience


Ritual Body Postures combined with sound and rhythm are door openers to manifold worlds of consciousness.

The anthropologist Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman (1914-2005) came to this insight through more than 20 years of research work.
Nana Nauwald carries on this research for 25 years.

By combining a quick rhythm with special body postures found in different cultures and ages, reaching back up to 40,000 years, body and mind are stimulated to a conscious and creative interplay that leads into a heightened alert state of consciousness. The experience in the intentional induced state of trance can be a path to gain healthful insights. They can also open the doors to the potential of one’s own creativity, one’s own inner wisdom and strength and stimulate self-healing processes.

This workbook and reference book contains 65 Ritual Body Postures with extensive descriptions to take up a posture. It also includes pictures of ancient statues from which these postures originate and their historical and cultural background. Detailed drawings and photographs of the postures complete the practical instructions.

240 pages, Paperback, ISBN 978 3 752 621 884
Available end of January 2021 on and other internet bookshops.

The Trance Rhythms with drums and rattles for download:



Flying with Shamans in Fairy Tales and Myths

Full of exciting journeys through the shamanic worlds of many different cultures, Flying with Shamans in Fairy Tales and Myths is enchanting as well as instructive. In addition to an introduction to the world’s shamanic beliefs, Nana Nauwald provides background information about the culture from which each fable comes.

On this enchanting flight with the shamans, you’ll learn about the three worlds, the world tree that connects them all, and the magical shape-shifting and healing powers of the she- and he-shaman. You’ll journey through ancient Europe, Siberia, Japan, North and South America, discovering how the magic of human imagination conjures images that people in widely separate parts of the world hold in common.

Fairy tales and myths until today are carrier of information about the knowledge of the interrelation of all life. By reading the reader is creating the world and happenings anew in her or his mind. In this book many “stars” contained in the rich pot of shamanic cultures are sparkling for you!

204 pages, Illustrated with many drawings of the author, Paperback,
ISBN 978 3 752 640 953

 Available end of January 2021 on and other internet bookshops.

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