Category: Shamanism


What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?  This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it all the rest are not only useless but  disastrous. Proof: the great travelers and colonizers of the Renaissance were, for the most part, men who perhaps were capable of the things they did precisely because they were alienated from themselves.  In subjugating primitive worlds they only imposed on them, with the force of cannons, their own confusion and alienation.

I have been working with three principles identified by Hawaiian elder Hale Kealohalani Makua, given in The Bowl of Light by Hank Wesselman. These are clearly not just airy aphorisms but precepts that represent states of being to be cultivated with attention over time, much like The Four Agreements taught by Don Miguel Ruiz. The three kapus (sacred directives) of the spiritual warrior:

Love all that you see—with humility

Live all that you feel—with reverence

Know all that you possess—with discipline

 

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Dr. Jim, as his clients call him, has been in private practice since 1980. From 1975 to 1980 he served as Staff Psychologist and director of Clinical Psychology Training at the Hampton, Virginia V.A. Medical Center and as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Click here to learn more about Dr. Jim.

“I believe that the doctor/client relationship is both a professional and a sacred alliance. More than the application of technique, more that a way to reduce suffering or solve problems, it is a way to know oneself more fully, to enhance quality of life, and to become more fully alive.”

-- Dr. James Nourse
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Dr. James Nourse
6 Old Applewood Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Center for Integrated Health and Healing
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Brevard, NC 28712

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