• The Spirit of Healing

  • Stories, Wisdom, and Practices from Native America
  • By: Lewis Mehl-Medrona
  • Narrated by: Lewis Mehl-Medrona
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (356 ratings)

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The Spirit of Healing

By: Lewis Mehl-Medrona
Narrated by: Lewis Mehl-Medrona
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Publisher's Summary

A Lakota prophecy tells of a day when Westeners will join Native wisdom-keepers to create a new, integrated vision of healing. Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona believes that day has arrived.

With The Spirit of Healing, this physician and lifelong student of Native American spirituality invites you to discover healing practices informed by both modern medical and psychiatric knowledge, and the "narrative medicine" of tradtional healers.

©2011 Sounds True (P)2011 Sounds True

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Healing ideas and stories for everyone

I loved this recording. The feeling of it is in a conversation style. Dr. Mehl-Medrona tells about his life, his experiences and people he has met along the way. With each new story he told, I could relate to him more, and his ideas were presented in such a way that they are very healing. The concepts and the methods discussed in this program are very accessible, and very welcome. Thank you Audible, and Dr Mehl-Medrona.

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Blessings & Wisdom abound

What a gift to listen to an American Indian elder teach Native Wisdom. Imparted with humbleness and compassion for the greater good of the listener to grow through storytelling, & facilitated visualizations.

As a predominantly acculturated urban American Indian Woman, this has been another way of receiving spiritual & cultural navigation of my people.

Dr. Mehl-Madrona so wisely has offered these teachings for all to learn from. A rare sharing of traditional knowledge that is good medicine for all.

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Good but for a troubling story....

I enjoyed this book very much until I got to the part where the author is talking about how an elderly medicine man used his power to get sex from his very young female students. The author laughed about it, as if it was admirable how this much older man could use his influence in this way t get sex. I stopped listening at that point and and was disappointed that once again a person who claims to be sharing spiritual wisdom for good, has no problem praising the abuse of power and the exploitation of young and vulnerable seekers.

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Good Medicine in a Harsh World

Dr. Mehl-Medrona has a fascinating voice (both masculine and feminine encompassed; you can imagine it as any parent or friend speaking just to you) and believes fully in the power of Story. His voice is fully transformed when singing to Creator. It would be difficult to maintain any level of anxiety while listening to him; hence I often use his programs set at 85% speed as a sleep aid; I fall right to sleep and the "bedtime stories" never get old, even the ones where you are imagining your own heroic, fearless self confronting some obstacle on the path. He speaks from a Lakota perspective that comes across as fairly universal; there is no need to be especially versed in Native cultures. I also bought his Meditations recording but I use both for pretty much the same purposes, relaxation, sleep, anti-anxiety fodder, a friendly voice (especially good because I live a very isolated existence). Good medicine in a harsh world.

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great story teller

loved this. gave me hope and inspiration. I will listen to this again and again. The narration is just right.

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True caring wisdom from the heart

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely YES, Dr. Lewis Mehl shows true healing from the heart and mind and his compassion for others. A tool not all have.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Wind.

Any additional comments?

Dr. Lewis Mehl, Please write more books. Thank you

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Can't verify

He is a noted quack in both medicine and with natives. I didn't research him before I read. but he is doing what a lot of charlatans do,claim Cherokee and sell snake oil. not saying all people who claim Cherokee are fakers, but this guy misrepresents facts and ideas to sell books to white folks who don't know better. He uses language well though. easy to listen to if you ignore the lies.

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True Healing for me

I am absolutrly sold on this man. His guided meditations takes me where I need to go.

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Could have done without the guided imagery parts

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. There are great stories of healing using indigenous medicine and the complimentary relationships that exist between Western medicine and Native American medicine.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narration is good and makes an easy listen. The parts where the author unnecessarily adds "filler" using guided imagery sessions would have been best left out.

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Complete waste of time

Not even remotely what the description said it was about. Kept reading to think it would get better, but it never did so I stopped with many hours to go.

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