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Soul Journeys

Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways for Wholeness and Understanding

 
What can Christianity learn from Shamanism? What can Shamanism learn from Christianity? The conversation starts here…
 
Daniel L. Prechtel is an Episcopal priest who studies and applies Core Shamanism alongside Christian prayer practices. John R. Mabry is a United Church of Christ pastor and seminary professor who uses Core Shamanism techniques in his prayer. Katrina Leathers is a Core Shamanism Practitioner and interfaith seminary dean. All three authors are spiritual directors. Together, they write about the intersection of these two great traditions, and the powerful spiritual gifts they bring. 

Soul Journeys: Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways for Wholeness and Understanding introduces readers to Christian spirituality and Core Shamanism; and then draws on each author’s knowledge and personal experiences to show readers the importance and reality of the spiritual realm in our everyday lives.

In this book, you’ll discover:

-The similarities and differences between Core Shamanism and Christianity

-The universe of both traditions, including upper and lower worlds

-Christian spiritual practices for healing and discernment

-Core Shamanism’s healing methods and divination

-Helping spirits that provide healing, and guidance

-Unexpected resonances and breathtaking epiphanies

-Practical wisdom for our daily spiritual lives

Soul Journeys is a breath of fresh air, opening up new spiritual perspectives from ancient traditions. If you enjoy exploring the insights of other faiths, and then bringing those insights back to your own spiritual practice, you will love Soul Journeys.

Buy Soul Journeys today and begin your next spiritual adventure!
 

 
Reviews

“Since the emergence in 2000 of the first book in a trilogy that became a publishing phenomenon by Philip Pullman, the His Dark Materials series, the idea of a daemon, a manifestation of a person’s soul in the form of an animal, has gripped the imagination of millions of readers, young and old. Now authors Dan Prechtel, John Mabry, and Katrina Leathers have given us the gift of an exploration of the intersection of shamanic worlds, where spirit guides, often in animal forms, are prominent, and the world of Christian theology and practice. In their new book, Soul Journeys: Christian Spirituality and Shamanism as Pathways to Wholeness and Understanding, Prechtel, Mabry and Leathers bring these two venerable and vital spiritual paths together to create a synergy that will help the reader chart a new way to a whole and sustainable life. It is possible that readers who are committed to either path–shamanism or Christianity–may be hesitant about the encounter opened by this book. I want to assure the readers that the authors tread with great respect for both traditions. There is risk in reading this book, but it is the golden risk of opening our lives to new possibilities. I encourage you to read Soul Journeys.” —Bishop Marc Andrus, Episcopal Diocese of California

Soul Journeys invites us into the dynamic, expansive horizons of spiritual possibilities. Through personal, historical, scriptural, and literary threads, the authors creatively weave together Christian spirituality and core shamanism, with a call to commune with ourselves and the cosmos with greater intimacy.” —Cynthia Li, MD, integrative doctor and author of Brave New Medicine

“Both fascinating and informative, I believe this book will inspire people of the Christian and various faith traditions who are longing for their own direct spiritual experiences. It challenges us to go beyond the reductionist, intellectual and doctrinal limitations of Christianity. I have found it to offer new and highly personal ways to live out my faith. I hope that many will find it to be food for their spiritual growth.” —The Reverend Dr. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous Ministries Missioner for The Episcopal Church

“What spiritualities will emerge to slake our thirst for authentic spiritual practice as institutional, hierarchical Christianity continues its fast fade in the West? Jung recommended alchemy and gnosis. Zen and other Buddhist forms have helped many. Others have advocated for various liberation spiritualities, a Wisdom Jesus, the cosmic Christ, and more. In this humble, practical, thoughtful book, Prechtel, Mabry, and Leathers make a compelling case for shamanism being another arrow that belongs in our emerging, post-Christian spiritual quiver. I found their work–especially their experienced, collaborative voices–consistently engaged me.” —The Rev. Stephen Martz, DMin, Episcopal priest, past president of the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts.
 
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Soul Journeys Published Published by Apocryphile Press
 

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