Skinny White Woman
"You are about to embark upon a spiritual pilgrimage and you will bevisiting sacred sites where you have been in past lives in order to helpyou remember who you are. You are a healer. A lightworker. Rightnow, like the Aborigines, you are about to go on your walk-about toclaim yourself. You must claim your power. You must clear out all thebullsh*t that says you're not worthy. You are here to serve the planetand remember who you are."After being pronounced a lightworker by a psychic from Sedona, all StasiaMinkowsky wants to do is smoke a joint, get drunk and forget about it. Theonly problem? It's not working.Desperate for answers, she is guided to her first Native American sweatlodge where most participants are in recovery for drugs and alcohol.Cautious about "drinking the Kool-Aid," Stasia's once guarded exteriorbegins to unravel with the power of the ceremonies and the path knownas the "Red Road." Under the guidance of a goofy yet reclusive NativeAmerican teacher, she is buried in a hole for her vision quest and the onlywhite woman dancing in the spiritual piercing ritual called the Sundance.But as her rites of passage into the ceremonial path become deeper, so doesher understanding of the blemishes and betrayals of following a spiritualpath. The lure of her old lifestyle is never far from her thoughts alongSkinny White Woman Stasia Minkowskywith a nagging question about the pain ofgrowing consciousness. If this is truly thepath to becoming a lightworker, why is itso friggin' hard?A self-reflective memoir about what itmeans to follow a modern-day spiritualpath, Skinny White Woman is a raw andunrefined look at the human journey tofind the spirit within.
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