Foreword by Richard Rudd Acknowledgments Introduction What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love 1 Seeking Wholeness From Baby Boomers to Shamans 2 Surviving Psychiatry You Can't Keep a Good Shaman Down 3 Soul Whispering The New Psychotherapy 4 Steps in the Journey of Becoming a Soul Whisperer 5 Avoiding the Void Shamanic Energy Medicine and Addiction 6 Shamanism's Inconvenient Truth Transform Yourself and Heal the World 7 Emotional Cancer Depression and Narcissistic Altruism (a.k.a. Codependency) 8 Shamanic Consciousness in Everyday Life 9 The Nature of How People Change 10 The Five Cycles of Change Star Wolf's Alchemical Shamanic Roadmap 11 The Magical Power of Archetypes Mythological Keys to Transformation 12 Holy Shit! Compost for the Soul 13 The Gravity of Love Glossary Notes Bibliography Index How to Use the Soul Whispering Audio Tracks
Linda Star Wolf, Ph.D., is the founding director and president of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, Venus Rising University, and the Shamanic Ministers Global Network. The creator of the Shamanic Breathwork Process, she is the author of 9 books including Shamanic Breathwork, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, and Visionary Shamanism. She resides both at Isis Cove Community near Asheville, North Carolina, and in Marin County, California. Nita Gage, DSPS, MA, has a doctorate in shamanic psychospiritual psychology and a master's degree in clinical psychology. She is the cofounder of the NeuroImaginal Institute and director of Healer Within retreats around the world. She lives in Sausalito, California.
"I cannot recommend the wisdom of this book more highly. Linda Star Wolf and Nita Gage are both responsible for my being on my soul's path--they are the wise women healers that we all need for guidance on this glorious, but oh-so-messy, life path. This is a perfect time for the birthing of their wisdom into our changing and chaotic world--we desperately need the grounded, soul-deep guidance that they bring to each one of us. If you are in need of life or soul support, this is the book for you." * Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, MHS, ABIHM, author of BodyWise * "Offered up by two authentic shamans, this book is about shifting our story from being the effect of our life (a victim) to being the cause (a conscious being). Read this book to discover real means to strengthen your shamanic powers in this world that is hungry for such soulfulness." * Julie Tallard Johnson, MSW, author of The Zero Point Agreement and Wheel of Initiation * "Shamans view `soul loss,' the wounding of a person's unique energetic essence from trauma, as a leading cause of physical, emotional, and psychological dysfunction. In this fascinating, easy-to-read, and instructive book the authors guide us in the ways shamans and modern psychotherapy heal. A book for anyone who is on the path of personal transformation." * Itzhak Beery, author of The Gift of Shamanism * "Let Soul Whispering be your midwife in the journey of awakening your shamanic consciousness. The great challenge and opportunity we face is to be both fully human and divine at the same time. Star Wolf and Gage weave diverse paths of healing and transformation into wholeness so that we may embrace our full potential as soulful human beings." * Anna Cariad-Barrett, DMin, author of Shamanic Wisdom for Pregnancy and Parenthood * "Soul Whispering makes the intangible realms shamans work with--such as shamanic consciousness, personality, and the soul--concepts that can be easily grasped. This book goes beyond our fixed ideas of shamanism by teaching us from the depths of the deeper soul, adding life-changing personal stories, all honestly conveyed. This work triggers points of wisdom in us at every turn." * E. Aracely Brown, senior program director at the New York Open Center * "This is an extraordinary book by two extraordinary women. Star Wolf and Gage, highly respected shamanic healers of the first rank, have brought their considerable experience and wisdom to bear in this illuminating `guide for the perplexed' that will both reward and mesmerize the reader. For those who have given up on conventional, by-the-numbers therapies that got them nowhere, this brilliant introduction to Soul Whispering is a remarkable and much-needed alternative. You won't be disappointed." * M. Guy Thompson, Ph.D., author of The Death of Desire * "Soul Whispering is a powerful shamanic map of soul remembering, weaving together ancient wisdom with modern psychology. Told with intimacy and compassion, this beautiful elucidation of the shamanic healing arts is a soul song from two visionary women who have walked the path with wide-open hearts. Their stories are brimming with bonedeep life lessons, embodied solutions, and soul flights of cosmic consciousness, which bridge seamlessly between the worlds." * Dr. Azra and Seren Bertrand, authors of Womb Awakening * "Soul Whispering is a book dearly needed in our times. Star Wolf and Gage combine their stunning wisdom as both professional therapists and deep-diving shamans to recover what has been fractured and lost and bridge us back to wholeness. Their decades of experience in the addiction and mental health fields and their extensive shamanic training seasoned with their heartfelt sense of humor make them heroines in my eyes. May you read this book and discover how you, too, are a Soul Whisperer." * HeatherAsh Amara, author of The Warrior Goddess Way *