Synopses & Reviews
Perhaps you can sense it the power to heal yourself and others, deep within, waiting to be reclaimed. And you can reclaim it by gathering the spiritual and visionary tools of the shaman and mastering the skills you need to use them wisely and well. Shaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing
shows you how.
In this practical guide, one of the world's leading experts on healing through guided imagery joins together with a recognized authority on creativity and healing to help you harness the power of ancient shamanic traditions. Drawing on Native American and Asian mind-body-spirit practices, Dr. Michael Samuels and Dr. Mary Rockwood Lane provide a complete, step-by-step program that shows you how to use creative imagery to focus the healing power of your mind and spirit while achieving real results.
You will learn how to answer the call to healing and create sacred space using shamanic prayer. Next, you'll discover how to heal yourself, experience transcendence, and transform your body into a healing tool. As you move through the practices, you will learn the secrets of shamanic love, find your way to sacred commitment, and discover the visions of the shaman. You'll master the art of invoking spirit animals and the spirits of ancient ones, and you'll use guided imagery to see through their eyes. You will also learn how to use medicine wheels to bring visions and manifest change.
Filled with inspiring and beautifully written stories of people who have helped others recover from illness, trauma, and loss, Shaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing gives you the keys to unlock your visionary life and allow spirit to flow through you. This illuminating, practical guide will help you maximize your healing powers by adding a dimension of deep spiritual healing to your life.
"Undoubtedly, Samuels and Lane are accomplished healers. But while they do remind readers that the shaman's path is a lifelong endeavor, their book gives the impression that a few exercises can create an at-home, do-it-yourself shaman, without the rigors or the years of apprenticeship under qualified teachers that traditional shamanism often demands." Library Journal
This is a prescriptive health book about how to tap into one's potential to heal others. Written by Michael Samuels, one of the world's leading experts on healing through creative imagery (as well as family health), this book is filled with inspiring, beautifully written stories of people who have helped others recover from life-threatening illnesses.
Praise for Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane
""Filled with the truth about how spirit can heal us. I was very moved by this powerful book.""
-Christiane Northrup, M.D. (on Spirit Body Healing)
""Dr. Michael Samuels provides us with new tools and ways of thinking about our capacity to heal. He has been a wonderful teacher for me and can be for you. . . . His work is inspiring.""
-Bernie Siegel, M.D.
""Healing is a creative process. These heartfelt stories and beautiful visualizations inspire the reader to see all life as a healing journey.""
-David Simon, M.D. (on Spirit Body Healing)
""Dr. Michael Samuels is one of the leading pioneers in exploring creativity as an important part of every person's healing journey.""
-Dean Ornish, M.D.
Ancient spiritual wisdom-practical results
Long before there were medical doctors, surgical procedures, and prescription drugs, shaman healers learned to combat illness and restore physical health using the tools and skills of the body, mind, and spirit. Shaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing shows you how to harness the power of these ancient shamanic traditions to expand your ability as a healer.
This practical, prescriptive guide offers a step-by-step program that shows you how to focus the power of your mind, open yourself to your visionary life, and allow the healing spirit to flow through you. You'll learn how to heal yourself and others using proven techniques drawn from both Native American and Asian traditions, including:
- Heeding the call
- Creating a sacred space
- Inviting spirit through prayer
- Using guided imagery and moving healing energy
- Invoking spirit animals and the spirits of ancient ones
- Using a medicine wheel and cultivating visions
Drawing on Native American and Asian practices, the authors offer a complete, step-by-step program that shows people how to focus the healing power of the mind and achieve real-world results.
About the Author
MICHAEL SAMUELS, M.D., has used guided imagery with cancer patients for more than twenty-five years. He lectures and conducts workshops nationwide for patients, physicians, and nurses. Samuels is the author of eighteen previous books, including Healing with the Mind's Eye. He has appeared on Good Morning America, performing shamanic healing on a patient, as well as many other television and radio shows.
MARY ROCKWOOD LANE, Ph.D., is cofounder of the Arts in Medicine program at the University of Florida and founder of their artist in residency program. She is one of the world's leading authorities on spirituality and creativity in healthcare. With Michael Samuels, she is the coauthor of Spirit Body Healing.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: CREATE SACRED SPACE.
1. You Are Called.
2. Sacred Prayer.
3. Heal Yourself.
4. Shamanic Love.
5. Sacred Commitment and Mindfulness.
PART TWO: SEE VISIONS.
6. Visions of the Shaman.
7. Spirit Animals and Guardian Figures.
8. Healing Medicine Wheels.
PART THREE: HEAL NOW.
9. Restorying Changes Reality.
10. Art and Creativity as Shamanism.
11. Moving Energy, Healing Energy.
12. Honor Suffering and Death.
13. Heal Your Community and the Earth.
14. Your Shamanic Initiation.
Appendix 1: The Garthering of Medicine Women for Peace.
Appendix 2: For Professional Healers