Using simple rituals--whose roots draw from shamanism, spirituality, religion, Native American studies, vibrational energy, and alternative medicine--becoming conscious of healing abilities is possible. This manual demonstrates not only how to gain the knowledge and wisdom afforded by various spirit beings, guides, and helpers, but also how to apply this knowledge in the natural world. Key diagnostic methods address specific ways to talk with plants and animals, understand what they say and how they say it, and how harmony, healing, and wholeness may be attained in both urban and rural settings. Visualization, prayer, and other techniques for accessing the vibration rates and consciousness of living things are also explored.
Jim PathFinder Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi, in Cherokee) serves as his community's medicine man, sponsors workshops for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, teaches Karuna Reiki classes, and lectures on shamanism, energy medicine, and Native American spirituality. He is an elder of the Manataka Indian Council of Hot Springs, Arkansas, as well as an enrolled member of the Southern Cherokee Tribe and Associated Bands in Texas and the Bear Clan Medicine Society of Russellville, Arkansas. He has written for About.com, Awareness, PlanetLightworker, Smash!, Spirit of Ma'at, and Voice of the New Earth. He lives in Lena, Mississippi.