Earth Mother Dreaming is an encyclopaedia of all things metaphysical that includes simple yet practical and effective activities, rituals and ceremonies that will see you slowly emerge back into a place of personal power and passion.
There comes a time in everyones life when we stop in our tracks, scratch our head and think … ëOMG, what the hell just happened?í; when we realise that, at some point on our life journey, we seem to have wandered off the path and found ourselves lost to our familiar self, alone and detached. We find ourselves drifting aimlessly, happy to all intents and purposes on the outside, but totally discontented, unfulfilled and sad within. We look around at the world we’ve created for ourselves and, while everything appears to be in place, we realise, with some degree of panic, that it’s just not enough anymore. It’s at this point, on the Great Wheel of Life, that we find ourselves standing in the darkness of uncertainty, lost in our own thoughts, and questioning everything we’ve ever stood for.
It was while standing at this ever-familiar crossroad that Scott Alexander King first put pen to paper and began mapping his journey from the world of detachment, depression and isolation, from grief, confusion and anger back to the world of truth, purity and enlightenment. It was at this point, during the depth of his own breakdown that he began to rebuild his life, step by step, with the dedicated help of a respected and initiated Medicine Elder and the unconditional love of the Earth Mother herself. It was here that he realised that what he had first believed to be a devastating, crippling break down was in fact a miraculous and necessary break through.
From a desire to take his own life back and to realise his personal power, passion and purpose, Scott realised that the only way he was to truly heal his life and to mend his broken mind and heart, was to return to the world of nature, to leave the plastic world behind him, where nothing made sense, where everything moved way to fast, and where no one took responsibility for their words or actions, and to return to a place of beauty. He realised that, by becoming lost to his familiar, indoctrinated self, he would eventually find and remember his true self.
This book is a recount of that journey, a step-by-step retelling that includes as much as is possible to translate into exciting, simple yet practical and effective activities, rituals and ceremonies that will see you, the reader, slowly emerge back into a place of personal power and passion. This is not so much a book of learning, but rather a book of great remembering; of reclaiming your inherent relationship with the Earth Mother, with Nature and the Spirits of the land. You will heal on all levels as you begin to remember your link to the animals, the plants and the stones, to the trees, the mountains and the rivers. You will rebuild your bond to all that is by reconnecting to your own heart, your spirit and your life purpose.
But this book is only a book. It doesn’t hold any secret laws, keys or promises. It won’t bring true enlightenment or miraculous change. It can’t. Not without one powerful ingredient: YOU. Without your commitment to your own journey, your willingness to face and speak the truth, to acknowledge and embrace your own faults and weaknesses and to take responsibility for your own life, this book will only ever be just another book. But, the moment you step up, show pride in how far you’ve come, dump victim mentality and take the bull by the horns, this book will become the golden ticket to a life filled with love, joy and passion. Your life will become meaningful again, abundant and rich. And you will find yourself healing in ways you never thought possible.
Earth Mother Dreaming is a workbook that takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery and connection to the Earth Mother by means of practical, hands-on activities designed to reawaken the soul, heal the heart and rejuvenate the spirit. By exploring the ancient art of drum-making, sacred song, breath-work and meditation etc, the reader will find themselves drawn into a deeper state of self-awareness by reconnecting to the natural world that surrounds them; the land, the nature spirits and deity, the animals, birds, crystals, trees and flowers, the seasons and the elements.
The Chakra System – what is it and how does it work?
The Aura – why do we have an Aura and how can I see and feel it?
Crystals, Stones and Gems – how to feel their energy and work with their healing properties
Divination and Intuition – practise a wealth of divination activities and use them to develop your intuition
The Medicine of the Animals and Birds – how to listen to and work with the wisdom of the animal kingdom
The Medicine of the Trees and Flowers – how to access and work with the wisdom of the trees, herbs and flower kingdom
Following Signs – looking for, recognising and following the signs offered by Nature
The Wheel of Life – exploring the Medicine Wheel and the corresponding energies of the four directions
Witchcraft – explore this ancient celebration of the Goddess and the divine feminine by developing your own rituals and ceremonial tools
Sacred Tools – learn how to fashion your own sacred medicine tools; tools such as the drum, dream catcher and medicine pouch
Shamanic Healing Techniques – explore everything from fundamental journey work through to power animal retrieval and shamanic song