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A powerful debut from one of the world's most respected shamanic teachers, following Marcela Lobos's journey in this world and the world of spirit.
The stress, conflict, and crises of the outer world are a signal: the time has come to awaken your inner shaman. However, you don't need to be initiated into arcane mysteries to answer the call from Spirit. In this book, Marcela Lobos reveals how to use the maps offered by the shamanic Medicine Wheel and the hero's journey to activate your inner wisdom and live a self-realized existence of discovery, healing, and wholeness.
From her childhood in a war-torn country to her initiation with the shamans of the Andes and her life today as a teacher and medicine woman, Marcela's story offers a flesh-and-bones context for each step on the archetypal journey to Self. It is also an invitation to step out from your ordinary life and take the first steps on your own quest for spiritual understanding and deep transformation: to learn to walk the Medicine Path and to find your own power and inner beauty.
About the Author
Marcela Lobos has been initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile, where she leads expeditions, working with women shamans who belong to a matriarchal society that still holds the wisdom and passion of Mother Earth. She is senior teacher at the Four Winds Society and is married to its founder, Alberto Villoldo. Together they travel throughout the United States and Europe, teaching the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel. They founded Los Cuatro Caminos in South America to share the same wisdom in Spanish. Marcela is passionate about taking women through rites of passage that allow them to find their power, grace, and wisdom.
In challenging times, it is a gift when a teacher appears to lead us back into the light after we have been walking the hero's journey. This requires someone who knows the path and has lived it, not just studied it. In Awakening Your Inner Shaman, Marcela brilliantly shares her personal story of initiation and how she stepped into the woman of power she is now. Her journey illuminates an incredible map that will guide you into the truth of who you are and your unique gifts and destiny.
Alongside her stories of bravery and exquisite growth, she leads us step-by-step into transforming our dark night of the soul into an amazing journey of healing. This book is so timely and important for all of us awakening to the truth of our soul.
-- Sandra Ingerman, MA, renowned shamanic teacher and award-winning author of 12 books, including Walking in Light and The Book of Ceremony
This beautifully written and profound mystical memoir is a delight for all seekers on all paths. Read it and be inspired to discover the purpose and meaning of your own amazing life.
-- Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope and co-author with Carolyn Baker of Radical Regeneration
Marcela Lobos takes the reader on a profound journey from the mundane to the extraordinary, providing 13 archetypal milestones that will transform, empower, and open up a new dimension of fulfillment that causes us to become masters of our own lives.
-- Anita Moorjani, New York Times best-selling author of Dying to Be Me and What if This Is Heaven?
Follow Marcela Lobos's riveting, courageous story as she weaves her hero's journey with the Medicine Wheel to create a unique and thrilling map that leads from despair to daring. In the pages of this inspiring book, we accompany Marcela through her extraordinary, authentic shamanic initiation to becoming a Medicine Woman. She offers us hope that the abundance and magic we seek is hidden in plain sight all around us--and this book will show you how to find it. I couldn't put it down!
-- Colette Baron-Reid, internationally acclaimed oracle expert, intuitive, and best-selling author of The Map
What you hold in your hands is like a sacred talisman that offers protection on the spiritual path. Awakening Your Inner Shaman is Marcela Lobos's quest to discover wisdom and meaning when facing her dark shadows, despair, and suffering. She weaves the insights of the hero's journey together with the Medicine Wheel teachings to offer you portals to profound realizations of truth. Take Marcela's teachings with you on your spiritual journey to discover your own courage and strength!
-- Matteo Pistono, meditation teacher and author of In the Shadow of the Buddha and Meditation: Coming to Know Your Mind