Journey to the Sacred Mountains: Awakening Your Soul in Nature
By: Flynn Johnson (author)Paperback
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Weaving together three wisdom traditions-Native American spirituality, depth psychology, and Buddhism-into a profound understanding of the soul's journey, this resource offers vision quests and other nature-based experiences as a way to reestablish an intimate connection with the earth, humankind's original home. The knowledge and beauty of an ancient Sioux story, which serves as the guiding thread of the book, teaches the value of setting out on a quest in the natural world to discover who and what one truly is, while notions of a Buddhist path illustrate how to free oneself from constraining beliefs and conditioning. Seeking to explore the core center of any spiritual quest-a direct, unmediated experience of the sacred-rather than ascribe to one religion or dogma, this inspiring guide is a timely voice that advocates an equitable, sustainable way of living on the earth.
Flynn Johnson is the founding director of the School of Natural Wonder with a background in depth psychology, Native American spiritual traditions, shamanism, and Buddhism. He has led hundreds on Wilderness Vision Quests and other nature-based programs. He lives in Wardsboro, Vermont.
Introduction Part One: Separation: A Glimpse of the Sacred Mountains The Story of Jumping Mouse 1 The Call of the Unknown 2 Rites of Passage: An Archetypal Blueprint 3 Stories from the Threshold: A Wilderness Rite of Passage for Adolescents Part Two: Initiation: Journey to the Sacred Mountains 4 The Old Mouse: A Failure of Imagination Ben's Vision Quest Story 5 Buffalo: The Spirit of the Give-Away Jen's Vision Quest Story 6 Wolf : Guide to the Sacred Mountains 178 Sue's Vision Quest Story 7 Eagle: Flight into Freedom Linda's Vision Quest Story Part III: Incorporation: Walking the Pathless Path Between Worlds 8 A Culture at the Threshold Epilogue: A Prayer for the Earth Appendix: A Medicine Wheel Notes Bibliography
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