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5.0 out of 5 starsAn excellent resource
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2015
Excellent resource for those interested in shamanic practice. Very well written, clear and concise.
I loved this book. It was easy to follow, well written and organized, and carries a powerful potential to guide the person who decides to engage in the exercises in coming into alignment with the true, sacred self. Kudos to Mr. Starnes for an outstanding contribution to the field of spiritual growth and self-improvement!
Below I have cut and pasted a review by one of the Awards Judges for the TISBA Book Awards, of which Mr. Starnes is the 2014 Grand Prize Winner. It is very nicely put! (I am the founder of the awards program.)
"Spirit Paths is one of the best books available regarding spiritual and personal development. Stages of the process are clearly defined and differentiated. Exercises are described in detail and are easy to follow. Each new section repeats the essence of the previous one without becoming boring or irritating. In fact, the author seems to anticipate questions just as they arise and is ready with the clarifying answer.
The author supports and affirms the reader at every step, instills confidence yet doesn't minimize the work required or the profound life changes involved in the journey. Warnings are provided but not in a way that brings self-doubt or anxiety. Spirit Paths invites the reader into self-searching but without undermining confidence. Mr. Starnes' style is that of a personal coach that affirms and celebrates the reader's highest possibility.
The book draws from a surprising array of traditions, yet there is no confusion about point of view or philosophy. The wisdom in the sequence of stages, the exercises chosen to deepen personal work speak of profound knowledge. In all, Spirit Paths is a brilliant guide for beginners as well as the experienced person looking to deepen spiritual and personal development."
This is one of the most profound books I have read to further personal and spiritual growth. From beginning to end the tone is clear, the philosophy consistent. The reader is challenged but in a way that supports confidence. At no place did I become confused or wonder what the author meant. This book is a practical map of the psyche, one I can navigate in the moment when I fall into old emotions or ideas. The author teaches the power of words, but also the power of images - the different ways to use each. If I had only a few books at the ready to support my personal work, this would be one of them.
Barbara Becker, author of Enclosure: A Spiritual Autobiography & Time Travels: Exploration of Lives Remembered
5.0 out of 5 starsA Spiritual Gift for Humanity!
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2014
Not only is this book timely, its timeless. Spirit Paths is very well written. The shamanic exercises are easy to understand and integrate into daily life. The message of Spirit comes through clearly and succinctly. There is a feeling throughout the book that the wounded warrior is supported every step on the paths. The two key questions Starnes poses are very powerful and draw the reader in, to begin or perfect their journey:
“What do you really want?”
“Who do you want to be when you die?”
This book is a beautiful template for learning about our roles in our relationships, family, community, and how our choices and actions influence generations to come. If you are seeking to change your life and heal your wounds, you have found a book that gives you direction and vision to live an authentic life.
5.0 out of 5 starsPowerful wisdom for discovering your authenticity
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2014
This book and the companion course I took with Gerry Starnes are powerful. This book introduced me to my own body and senses, to my intuition, and to my Self as a conscious being that has choice in what I believe about myself and the world. Because of the journey I started with Gerry three years ago, I know myself and am living according to my authenticity in all aspects of my life. I highly recommend this book to anyone on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual connection---whether you are taking your first steps or have journeyed for miles. Namaste.
Talk about a book crossing my path! I'd suggest Spirit Paths, to anyone seeking a deeper understanding in their Spiritual journey and connection to Spirit - Starnes message is communicated so well, you'll look at your journey in a completely different light. I just can't say enough about this book!
After reading the book quickly, then starting to use a few of the practices, I'm already noticing insights and peace I was missing out on. The "Evening Recapitulation" practice being one I wasn't familiar with, yet has made it easier to sleep knowing I'm "here" again.