R – Healing Spirits

By Jodi Lee
Originally Published 2002
(see author/copyright info below)

Author: Judith Joslow-Rodewald & Patricia West-Barker
Photographs: Susan Mills
Publisher: Crossing Press
Pages: 295
ISBN: 1-58091-064-5
Release/Copyright: © 2001 Patricia West-Barker & Judith Joslow-Rodewald

Although I received this book quite some time ago, I hadn’t been able to sit down with it until recently. I’d pick it up, take it to my chair – but then set it down again and look at it. It just wasn’t time for me to read about the lives of other healers. After a recent experience which brought months of stress to a culmination of larger proportions than I’m used to, it definitely was time. I needed to see what the others did at this point in their lives, if they had such a point.

The authors travelled all over the United States to visit with and interview many spiritual and energetic healers. Some of the names are familiar to me, others sound as though they should be, when I speak them out loud. Perhaps there is a connection farther into Astral than I thought, but nevertheless, the familiarity is there.

The beginning of each chapter is a brief prologue of the healer’s life, methods or how he or she came to the path. Following this is an extensive look at the life and practice of the healer, in his or her own words. It’s a cross-cultural, cross-spiritual adventure, all leading to the same point – healing. From Native practices to buddhist to Reiki to other forms of energetic and spiritual healing, these ladies have provided a wonderful resource for the new and adept healer.

Quote from page: 186 ‘Jonathon Goldman’; para. 2

“In 1986, Tibetan monks from the Dalai Lama’s Gyume Monastery came to the United States for their first historic visit. During this tour, it was my honor to assist in making their first recording in a modern studio. The was in Boston, where I was living at the time.

I took the tape of their chanting home with me and put it in my crystal grid – a deep-meditation energy field which utilized 12 very large crystals in a specific geometric pattern designed to enhance higher dimensional consciousness. I listened to the tape all night and fell asleep with it running.

When I awoke the next morning, this deep, frowl-like tone emerged from me. It was the same “Deep Voice” that the monks chanted with. The sound is extremely deep and bass-like and feels like an aspect of one of the original creational sounds – a very, very long wave that seems almost inhumanly low. Included in this Voice is another sound, a harmonic that is quite high, almost like a soprano voice. It is an extraordinary sound and somehow I had received it.”

There are many more such anecdotal stories in this book, and I for one am glad to have read of the lives of others, their excitement, their achievements on the path. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I!

Jodi Lee – is a freelance writer/editor living in southern Manitoba, Canada.
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