This inspiring and entertaining journal relates Doug Boyd's personal odyssey through ancient and traditional cultures from around the world in search of a practical and relevant mysticism. Boyd's gift of storytelling captures the wisdom, magic, humor, eccentricities, and spiritual strength of the extraordinary people he met along the way.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
5.5" x 8.5"
About the Author
Doug Boyd is the founding director of the Cross-Cultural Studies Program in Tuscon, Arizona, and the author of the critically acclaimed Rolling Thunder, and Swami. He has lectured nationally on his experiences with mystics and teachers of different traditions.
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Meet a samurai healer who treats the etheric body; a yogini who helps people heal themselves; a Korean shaman with mystical powers of prophecy; a martial arts expert whose training emphasizes self-mastery rather than self-defense; a powerful Hopi medicine man; and many other healers and sages. Boyd captures the wisdom, magic, humor, eccentricities, and spiritual strength of these extraordinary people. His stories help us to realize that reconnecting with nature and our inner selves is the first step to regaining our human potential and rectifying our planetary affairs.
"This is a fascinating odyssey into myth, mystery, legend, and human capability. Doug Boyd is a superb story-teller and invests his book with an almost spell-binding appeal."
--Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness