I share a compass to live a remarkable life, not because of material or outer success, but to cultivate presence and courage in the face of personal challenges and societal unrest.
My story, from growing up in a war-torn country to being initiated by the shamans of the Andes and becoming a teacher and a medicine woman, offers you a flesh-and-bones context for each step of the archetypal journey to Self.
Also, by giving you examples about other people crossing the veils from ordinary to extraordinary, I invite you to a new level of openness to perceive the world mystical beyond appearances.
SOUTH | PART I
The Call from Spirit
Refusal of the Call
WEST | PART II
Crossing the Threshold
Into the Heart of the Womb
Tests and Tribulations
NORTH | PART III
Meeting the Goddess
Atonement with the Father
EAST | PART IV
The Ultimate Boon
Refusal of the Return
The Magic Flight
In challenging times, it is a gift when a teacher appears to lead us back into the light after we have been walking the hero’s journey. This requires someone who knows the path and has lived it, not just studied it. In Awakening Your Inner Shaman, Marcela Lobos brilliantly shares her personal story of initiation and how she stepped into the woman of power she is now. Her journey illuminates an incredible map that will guide you into the truth of who you are and your unique gifts and destiny. Alongside her stories of bravery and exquisite growth, she leads us step-by-step into transforming our dark night of the soul into an amazing journey of healing. This book is so timely and important for all of us awakening to the truth of our soul.
Sandra Ingerman, MA
Renowned shamanic teacher and award-winning author of 12 books,
including Walking in Light and The Book of Ceremony
This beautifully written and profound mystical memoir is a delight for all seekers on all paths. Read it and be inspired to discover the purpose and meaning of your own amazing life.
Author of The Hope and co-author with Carolyn Baker of Radical Regeneration
Marcela Lobos takes the reader on a profound journey from the mundane to the extraordinary, providing 13 archetypal milestones that will transform, empower, and open up a new dimension of fulfillment that causes us to become masters of our own lives.
New York Times best-selling author of
Dying to Be Me and What if This Is Heaven?
Follow Marcela Lobos’s riveting, courageous story as she weaves her hero’s journey with the Medicine Wheel to create a unique and thrilling map that leads from despair to daring. In the pages of this inspiring book, we accompany Marcela through her extraordinary, authentic shamanic initiation to becoming a Medicine Woman. She offers us hope that the abundance and magic we seek is hidden in plain sight all around us—and this book will show you how to find it. I couldn’t put it down!
Internationally acclaimed oracle expert, intuitive,
and best-selling author of The Map
What you hold in your hands is like a sacred talisman that offers protection on the spiritual path. Awakening Your Inner Shaman is Marcela Lobos’s quest to discover wisdom and meaning when facing her dark shadows, despair, and suffering. She weaves the insights of the hero’s journey together with the Medicine Wheel teachings to offer you portals to profound realizations of truth. Take Marcela’s teachings with you on your spiritual journey to discover your own courage and strength!”.
Meditation teacher and author of In the Shadow of the
Buddha and Meditation: Coming to Know Your Mind