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The sacred path beyond trauma : reaching the divine through nature's healing symbols

Author: Ellen B Macfarland
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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One of Graham Greenes characters famously said, 2I suffer, therefore I am,3 suggesting that pain is an inescapable, and perhaps incurable, part of the human condition. But must this be so? Ellen Macfarland argues otherwise in The Sacred Beyond Trauma. Through the use of mythology, stories from film and fiction, real-life examples, and her personal history, Macfarland shows that healing trauma is indeed possible,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen B Macfarland
ISBN: 1556437250 9781556437250
OCLC Number: 213495178
Description: xvii, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Plight of the traumatized child --
Abuse-focused therapy in partnership with depth psychology --
The soul journey of a horse whisperer --
Horses and symbolic relationships --
Dolphin wisdom --
Meeting the dolphin through legend and story --
The tree as healer --
The wolf nation calls to humanity.
Responsibility: Ellen B. Macfarland ; foreword by Robert Romanyshyn.
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One of Graham Greenes characters famously said, 2I suffer, therefore I am,3 suggesting that pain is an inescapable, and perhaps incurable, part of the human condition. But must this be so? Ellen Macfarland argues otherwise in The Sacred Beyond Trauma. Through the use of mythology, stories from film and fiction, real-life examples, and her personal history, Macfarland shows that healing trauma is indeed possible, using rich resources near at hand, in nature. The book explores major symbols of healing nature that can provide an impetus for personal transformation. One of the case studies profiles Monty Roberts, a well-known horse trainer who overcame significant childhood abuse by working with horses and eventually fostering some forty children alongside his own biological family. The key, says Macfarland, is using these and other natural symbols such as yin yang to balance the tension between trauma and numinosity (sacredness, transcendence), resulting in the creation of a new way of being in the world. Understanding this and the books other nature-based symbols can turn the distressed mind into a fertile field of spiritual awareness, empowerment, and lifelong growth .-- PIBLISHER DESCRIPTION.

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