In Entering the Healing Ground¸ author and soul activist Francis Weller, offers a new vision of grief and sorrow. He reveals the hidden vitality in grief, uncovered when the heart welcomes the sorrows of our life and those of the world. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections, Francis offers a meditation on the healing power of grief.
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Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of Entering the Healing Ground: Grief, Ritual and the Soul of the World, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. The core of his work is creating pathways to reclaiming our indigenous soul, what psychologist Carl Jung called the "unforgotten wisdom" that resides in the heart of the psyche. To further this work, he founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from traditional cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western cultures.
For over thirty years Francis has worked as a therapist and has developed a style he calls soul-centered psychotherapy. As a gifted therapist and teacher, he has been described as a jazz artist, improvising and moving fluidly in and out of deep emotional territories with groups and individuals, bringing imagination and attention to places often held with judgment and shame. He has created three CD sets, two focusing on healing shame and one on "Restoring the Soul of the World."
Francis received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and two Master's Degrees from John F. Kennedy University in Clinical Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. His writings have appeared in anthologies and journals exploring the confluence between psyche, nature and culture. He is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences, bringing insight, poetry and a breath of humor to his talks. He has taught at Sonoma State University, New College of California and the Sophia Center in Oakland. He is currently completing his second book, A Trail on the Ground: Tracking the Ways of the Indigenous Soul.
"Entering the Healing Ground takes us into the sacred territory of grief and ritual. This is a bold book, one that does not turn away from the immense territory of loss and suffering. Francis has kept faith with his indigenous soul and this offering is greatly needed."
Malidoma Somé, author Of Water and The Spirit
"Entering the Healing Ground takes me beyond what I already know to utterly new dimensions of what it means to be courageously alive. This book is not only a map to navigate some of the most tender and difficult regions of the psyche, but a work of literary art."
Kim Rosen, author Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words
"Quite possibly the best guidebook ever crafted on the art of grieving, this small volume is also a brilliant and poetic handbook for becoming fully human, more exquisitely alive, and more able to contribute to cultural change."
Bill Plotkin, author Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
"This book rings a shivering bell of hope: that, when lifted by ritual and fellowship, the moist ground of grief actually contains a treasury of gifts that are our ancestral birthright. Insightfully written, warm and with a wonderful poetic sensibility, the deep experience of Weller shines through. The work has honed something clear and valuable in his own character, and a delightful wisdom shines through every page of Entering the Healing Ground."
- Martin Shaw, author A Branch From The Lightning Tree.
"This book is a work of beauty: beauty in its language, its poetic sensibility, in its deep insights into the nature of loss and its effect on the human soul. Weller's book is, finally, a healing balm. It shows how our tears may be the redemptive waters we have needed for so long."
-Roger Housden, author of Ten Poems to Say Goodbye
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Descrizione libro Wisdom Bridge Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110983599920
Descrizione libro Wisdom Bridge Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0983599920 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0667581
Descrizione libro Wisdom Bridge Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0983599920