Fusing ancient Western spirituality, energy work, and psychology, The Great Work is a practical guide to personal transformation season by season. Learn to be truly holistic by incorporating key physical, emotional, and energetic practices into your life at times when the natural tides are in harmony with your process.Read more...
Fusing ancient Western spirituality, energy work, and psychology, The Great Work is a practical guide to personal transformation season by season. Learn to be truly holistic by incorporating key physical, emotional, and energetic practices into your life at times when the natural tides are in harmony with your process.
The Great Work captures the core essence of each festival with eight key themes that span the annual cycle—a cycle that reflects human development and experience. Discover how Yule can alleviate a painful childhood, how Beltane can facilitate conscious relationships, and how Mabon can assist with determining your life's purpose. Find guidance through daily journal questions, elemental meditations, and the author's unique energy-healing technique of Hynni. With this invaluable resource for your journey of inner alchemy, you'll develop an intimate connection with the earth's impulse to create balance and harmony.
"Tiffany Lazic weaves together psychology, myth, meditation and keen observation of the natural world, creating an invaluable and original resource for healing work of all kinds. Inviting and accessible to all readers."—Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles
"The Great Work presents inspiring insights and practical exercises that help unlock the alchemical mysteries at the heart of the Eightfold Path, and which facilitate a deep connection with the cycles of nature as they reveal their transformational powers in all of us."—Jhenah Telyndru, author of Avalon Within
- ISBN-13: 9780738744421
- ISBN-10: 0738744425
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.95 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Intended to help readers deeply explore the spokes of the Wheel of the Year, a sacred system based on seasonal festivals from around the world, Lazic’s guide to spiritual transformation functions more like an axle, propelling the wheel forward. She covers a lot of ground, but seldom stops for a long look around. Lazic offers a calendar, divided into six-week segments, of the myths, energies, and psychological stages aligned with each season. Lazic, an experienced transpersonal psychotherapist, devotes the most space to the psychological. Sections on chakras, I Ching, Tarot, channeling, and more are well-illustrated and include solid lists of the literature, but lack the depth of the transpersonal material. Lazic inexplicably saves the full definition of her own energy healing system, Hynni, for the back of the book, though it’s briefly mentioned throughout. Instead of basing this book directly on her own nine-part system, Lazic offers a survey of traditions. Even with the open-ended reflection prompts that close each chapter, readers may feel a bit adrift in the sea of ideas. (May)