Chapter One: Finding Sacred Space Within
Chapter Two: Creating Sacred Spaces in Nature
Chapter Three: Learning to Make Ceremonies Effective
Chapter Four: Performing Ceremonies for Self-Discovery and Healing
An accomplished journalist, shaman, Reiki Master, and sought-after teacher and lecturer, Jim Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi, in Cherokee) is an acclaimed innovator in energy work. In addition to serving as his community medicine man, he sponsors workshops throughout Mississippi for the Mill Valley, California-based Foundation for Shamanic Studies, teaches Karuna Reiki classes throughout the United States, and travels extensively, lecturing on shamanism, energy medicine, and Native American spirituality. Jim served as editor of the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, from 1979 to 2005, where he won several awards, including Best of Gannett, The AP Managing Editor's Award, and is a three-time winner of the prestigious J. Oliver Emmerich Award for Editorial Commentary conferred by The Mississippi Press Association. A published writer as well, Jim's articles have appeared in PlanetLightworker, Spirit of Ma'at, Awareness, Voice of the New Earth, Smash! and About.com. Ascension Tests, his series of philosophical essays, has been reprinted internationally and is featured in his monthly online international newsletter, Keeping in Touch. His Web site, www.blueskywaters.com, boasts 30,000 page "hits" annually from around the world. Jim is an elder of the Manataka Indian Council, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, as well as an enrolled member of the Southern Cherokee Tribe and Associated Bands in Texas and the Bear Clan Medicine Society of Russellville, Arkansas. A Bear Dancer and Water Pourer, he holds Bear Lodge and drum circles honoring the Medicine Wheel in his hometown of Lena, Mississippi.
"If you're looking for practical, simple, stunningly effective ceremonies to assist you in your life, Jim PathFinder Ewing's work will never let you down. Our readers think so, too. Ceremonies is a powerful 'listening walk' into spiritual awareness that provides delight at every turn. Ancient knowledge considered esoteric is made simple, obvious, and completely understood, as step-by-step instructions for healing rituals suitable and effective for modern times are spelled out along with personal examples of their use. Ceremonies no doubt will be a valuable textbook on shamanism and Native American spirituality for many years to come." --Sandie Sedgbeer Editor of PlanetLightworker Magazine