Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Initiation into a Living Spirituality

Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Intiation into a Living Spirituality

David R. Kopacz, MD & Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow)

Condor & Eagle Press


Holistic psychiatrist, David Kopacz, and Native American Visionary, Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow), continue the journey started in Walking the Medicine Wheel, venturing deeper into initiation in the center of the medicine wheel. It is a journey of heroism and healing through seeking, finding wisdom, and giving back to the world. Drawing on their own secret journeys, as well as those of contemporary and ancient mystics, visionaries, and shamans, this book plots out a course of initiation into a living spirituality where we become the medicine that our world so desperately needs.

This book is written from the heart like a prayer, if you are a seeker of a living spirituality and want to magnify your power to heal, read this book. — CARL HAMMERSCHLAG MD, author of The Dancing Healers, The Theft of the Spirit, and Healing Ceremonies.

This is a remarkable and deeply engaging account in which a Native American shaman and his psychiatrist apprentice plunge deep into the heart centre of a living wisdom . . .here is a genuine watering-hole at which seekers of all persuasions can pause and “drink the light.” — ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM, editor of Eating God: A Book of Bhakti Poetry, author of When God is a Traveller, Sadhguru: More Than A Life, and Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga (with Sadhguru).

It is a truly remarkable book. . . Each discovery leads to a deeper personal and social healing. — GERALD A. ARBUCKLE PhD, author of Fundamentalism at Home and Abroad, Loneliness: Insights for Healing in Fragmented World, and Humanizing Healthcare Reforms.

This is a fabulous book for our times. — HANK WESSELMAN PhD, author of The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder, The Bowl of Light, and the Spiritwalker trilogy.