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BOOK REVIEWS

By Sonia Von Matt Stoddard

 

SECRETS OF ABORIGINAL HEALING
A Physicist’s Journey with a Remote Australian Tribe

By Gary Holz, D.Sc. with Robbie Holz

At the age of 43, the primary author, Gary Holz, was diagnosed with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis and was given two years to live. He was not ready to die, even though he spent most of his time in a wheelchair and could barely feel his body. After grieving, and with the help of some serendipity, he was introduced to alternative methods of healing and ended up living with, then writing about, the 60,000-year-old healing system of the Aborigines of Australia, the world’s oldest continuous culture.

Learning that the key to healing would be his own, the author chronicles the step-by-step process of his recovery and explains the five essential steps of the Aboriginal healing process, using dreams, telepathy and a process that enacts healing at the cellular and soul level, where the root of physical illness is found.

Published by Bear & Company, this book is available at your local bookstore or at www.BearandCompanyBooks.com


THE SEVEN PATHS
Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World

By the Anasazi Foundation and the Meditations of Good Buffalo Eagle

In the Navajo tradition, life is a walking journey and we have the gift to choose to walk either forwards or backwards. And, since this is our choice, we are accountable for the consequences and results of our choices. The Ancient Ones, the wise teachers in the Navajo tongue, are called the Anasazi. This book presents seven elements, that combined with nature and the Anasazi philosophies, may heal our hearts and offer deep wisdom and release from heartache and pain.

Written in a poetic style, each path is discussed and a lesson is learned by an element in the natural world that ultimately leads from the path of the alone and individual “me” to the path of “we” where we can renew our connection to the natural world, and work our way towards conflict resolution and a renewal of spirit.

Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., this book is available at your local bookstore or www.bkconnection.com

SHAMANIC AWAKENING
My Journey between the Dark and the Daylight

By Sandra Corcoran

The author lets us know right away that she is not a shaman; however, she considers herself a shamanic counselor, defined as someone who combines standard therapeutic practices with shamanic techniques to connect a client to the sensory knowledge present in nature, to tap the wealth of information available in meditative or dream states and to incorporate rituals and practices to uncover the deep wisdom and potential within oneself.

As such, she found death was the doorway to her shamanic journey. Working with Native elders and indigenous gatekeepers throughout the Americas, and opening her heart to the immensity of living energies of the cosmos, she finds an opportunity for a deeper awareness of the world, a fuller understanding of herself and ultimate renewal.

Published by Bear & Company, this book is available at your local bookstore or at www.BearandCompanyBooks.com

THE EMISSARY — A Novel
By Patricia Cori

A fast-paced fantasy adventure, we begin with three catastrophic events where incredibly large amounts of birds fall from the sky in Los Angeles, miles of Maine beaches are covered with dead fish, while in New Zealand, over a hundred whales and dolphins lie dead or near to it.

A renowned psychic and telepath, while working with an oil drilling company, finds a deep connection with the dying whales and decides that her calling is to save the earth from whatever weapon is being used to cause these extremely odd massive animal deaths, and to prevent additional damage from occurring.

The “emissary” is the voice of this woman as the warrior against an evil that involves government secrets, black ops, adventures on the high seas and a race to overcome an unknown force before it causes further damage.

Published by North Atlantic Books, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.northatlanticbooks.com

SEIKI JUTSU
The Practice of Non-Subtle Energy Medicine

By Bradford and Hillary Keeney

In Japan, Seiki Jutsu is regarded as the fountain of youth, a “flow experience” that provides a way to bring maximum vitality into all aspects of your life. In Tantra, Seiki is known as kundalini and described as activated and strengthened chi. It is therefore “non-subtle” energy because it is strongly felt once it is awakened. Unlike other practices, once you have achieved Seiki, its daily enforcement will allow you to activate your flow and use the energy to recharge your mind, spirit and empower you to find your unique destiny.

With a focus on energy — good, bad or unusual, this book is the perfect introduction to Seiki, since the authors provide a unique history and examples of how the practice used by the Samurai warriors in the 8th century still works for contemporary artists, athletes, musicians and “performers” in all areas.

Published by Healing Arts Press, this book is available at your local bookstore or www.HealingArtsPress.com