Listening to the Oracle
The Ancient Art of Finding Guidance in the Signs and Symbols All Around UsBook - 1997
"Tracing oracular communications from their ancient beginnings to modern times, Skafte, a Jungian psychotherapist and professor of psychology, illustrates the powerful influence these revelatory experiences have had on numerous civilizations and cultures throughout history. With the exception of indigenous cultures that still practice oracular ways of knowing, she explains, most people today have removed themselves from the interactive world of oracles because they no longer remember how to receive or trust them. Drawing on her extensive research as well as her own direct experiences, Skafte explores the many ways we can regain the ability to communicate with oracles, beginning by adopting an attitude of "warm expectation" in everyday life." "Ranging from oracles of the earth (birds, bees, and oaks) to Nepalese shaman divinations, card readings, and a fascinating experiment with a computer and word divination, Listening to the Oracle blends ancient legends with psychological insight, reflection, advice, and specific instructions on preparing for and receiving an oracle. It is an inspired and highly instructive work that will awaken you to the world's rich spiritual terrain and teach you how to tap into your own hidden powers of perception."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1997.
Characteristics: x, 271 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.