This is a practical guide to shamanic healing, from a pioneer in mind-body medicine. 'Mike 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' - Bernie Siegel, MD. 'Dr. Michael Samuels is one of the leading pioneers in exploring creativity as an important part of every person's healing journey' - Dean Ornish, MD.For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Michael Samuels has been explaining how guided imagery therapy can activate the healing power of our bodies and make a measurable difference in the treatment of patients with cancer and other diseases. His work has won him respect in the medical community and made him a media favorite (he recently demonstrated shamanic healing on Good Morning America).Now, in this new book, Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane reveal how to harness the power of ancient shamanic traditions and take guided imagery therapy to the next level. 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.Among the techniques they explore are creating a sacred space, invoking spirit animals, and using medicine wheels.Filled with inspiring real-life stories of people who have recovered with the help of shamanic healing, this book brings new hope and practical help to anyone on the healing path. Michael Samuels, MD (Bolinas, CA), is one of the world's leading experts on healing through creative imagery. He lectures and does workshops nationwide, appears on shows such as Today and Good Morning America, and is the author of several bestselling books, including "The New Well Pregnancy Book" and "The Well Baby Book". Mary Rockwood Lane, PhD, RN (Gainesville, FL), an expert on art and healing, is the cofounder and Director of the Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Florida. Together, Samuels and Rockwood wrote "Spirit Body Healing" (0-471-17674-5).
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