Compass of the Heart

Embodying Medicine Wheel Teachings
By (author) Loren Cruden

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Compass of the Heart
Embodying Medicine Wheel Teachings
By (author) Loren Cruden

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Pages : 224

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892816002

Imprint : Destiny Books

On Sale Date : May 01, 1996

Format : Paperback Book

For those who feel a desire for a natural spirituality in their lives, Compass of the Heart offers insights and suggestions based on Loren Cruden's lifetime of work with Native American and other Earth-oriented traditions. Further develops the ideas and practices set forth in the author's previous work, The Spirit of Place.
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About Compass of the Heart

Arranged in the form of a medicine wheel, Compass of the Heart uses the teachings of the six directions-East, South, West, North, Sky, and Earth-as it explores what it means to be consciously engaged in the life that swirls around us each and every moment. Cruden discusses daily spiritual practices-meditation, work with chakras, even teaching children or gardening-as ways of maintaining a connectedness to truth through the ups and downs of experience. These practices deepen one's relationship with the Earth so that spiritual awareness occurs not just in rare moments of inspiration but as an integral and ongoing part of life itself. More than a guide, this is the perfect companion to those following the compass of their hearts toward a union of body, earth, and spirit.

For those who feel a desire for a natural spirituality in their lives, Compass of the Heart offers insights and suggestions based on Loren Cruden's lifetime of work with Native American and other Earth-oriented traditions. 

Further develops the ideas and practices set forth in the author's previous work, The Spirit of Place

Table of Contents

Table of content

Compass of the Heart
Embodying Medicine Wheel Teachings

Introduction: The Journey Homeward
Part One: East-Wind
1. The Medicine Wheel
2. Breath
3. Prayer
4. Belief
5. Perception
7. Wheel workings
Part Two: South-Fire
1. Self
2. Alliance
3. Being Human
4. Movement
5. Objects
6. Personal Relationships
7. Solitude
Part Three: West-Water
1. Love
2. Altered States
3. Guidance
4. Healing
5. Touch
6. Crisis and Limbo
7. Death
Part Four: North-Stone
1. Earth
2. Maintenance
3. Ceremony
4. Timing
5. Service
6. Listening
7. Path
Part Five: Earth
Sweat Lodge
Part Six: Sky
Part Seven: Center
Appendix: Wheel Perspectives 

Author Bio
Loren Cruden, a midwife and herbal healer, leads shamanic workshops in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of The Living Earth Tarot Deck, The Spirit of Place, and Coyote's Council Fire. She lives in Washington State. 
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"The medicine wheel is a simply a way of orienting oneself spiritually. Each chapter includes her observations about all the spiritual aspects of that direction, as well as suggestions for rituals and exercises. She also includes information on using medicine wheels in conjunction with chakras."

The Midwest Book Review

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