Shaman, M.D.: A Plastic Surgeon's Remarkable Journey Into the World of Shapeshifting

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
A highly successful plastic surgeon embraces shamanic healing techniques and helps her patients experience true beauty and ecstasy.

• The author has been featured by Healthy Living magazine as one of the top 19 holistic healers for the millennium.

• Shows readers how to embody the spiritual within the physical to shapeshift their lives on all levels.

• Both an exceptional personal journey and an extraordinary exploration of the nature of real healing.

As a dual board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the first non-Quechua woman to be initiated into the Circle of Yachaks (bird-people shamans of the Andes), Dr. Eve Bruce sees herself as an agent of change in both worlds.

After traveling to Central and South America to study indigenous healing techniques, Bruce realized that although our culture is obsessed with narrowly defined standards of physical beauty, we actually devalue the physical because we separate it from the spiritual. She saw that her plastic surgery patients who felt ashamed of their "vanity" had the least successful outcomes. Those ready for change on emotional and spiritual levels were able to use the physical "shapeshift" provided by the surgeon's knife to transform their entire lives. By integrating the two healing modalities of surgeon and shaman, Bruce is able to help people shapeshift into newfound health on all levels--physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Because she bore her first child at sixteen, rose to the challenges of single motherhood, and worked her way through medical school, Bruce learned early to redirect the flow of her life, turning apparent obstacles into opportunities. As a powerful example of the human capacity for self-transformation, Bruce is uniquely qualified to inspire readers to redirect their own lives to places of beauty and self-acceptance.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Looking Outside the Box
17
The Dream Called Doctor
27
Choose Your DreamCreate Your World
40
Trees across the River of Life
52
The Path of the Shaman
74
Cultural Collisions
97
Remembered Wellness Dreaming a New Vision of Health
118
Shapeshifting Our Lives
139
Coming Home to the Great Mother
167
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Shaman, M.D.
A Plastic Surgeon's Remarkable Journey into the World of Shapeshifting

Introduction
Chapter One: Looking Outside the Box
Chapter Two: The Dream Called Doctor
Chapter Three: Choose Your Dream--Create Your World
Chapter Four: Trees across the River of Life
Chapter Five: The Path of the Shaman
Chapter Six: Cultural Collisions
Chapter Seven: Remembered Wellness--Dreaming a New Vision of Health
Chapter Eight: Shapeshifting Our Lives
Epilogue: Coming Home to the Great Mother

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