Many people today do not know that they are already on the initiatory path. The tests and trials of daily life—and especially the adversities of the 2020s decade—are preparing an increasing number of people for the challenges of the Labyrinthine Road of Initiation. The initiation process, once limited to the secret temples and mystery schools of the past, is now emerging as a relevant living religion for spiritually-minded persons residing in today’s world. Watch a short video about the book.
Initiation is linked to the basic structure of human life. It underpins everything we are and do. Initiation is an inherited destiny belonging to the human race as a whole. We start to waken to the reality of initiation when we begin to ask the essential questions:
Is there more to my existence than day-to-day life? Is there an over-arching design to my life? Do I have an unknown purpose? Is there a hidden meaning in my suffering?
Dancing the Labyrinth: Initiation in the Modern World explains the stages of spiritual initiation and serves as a guide for the modern seeker.
Dancing the Labyrinth is available in both print and ebook format.
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"No matter whether you are just starting this journey or well on your way, Dr. Ariadne’s book, Dancing the Labyrinth: initiation in the Modern World, is an amazing and exciting deep dive into how the many stresses mankind is currently experiencing are actually growth pains."
Susan Oddo, San Diego, CA
"Wow! This book really opened my eyes. I have been questioning my life path and I identified so much with the examples/stories contained in Dancing the Labyrinth. I am excited about this book as it will help guide me through my own personal initiation and growth." Diana Coe, Vallejo, CA
"This book is an indispensable guide for the modern spiritual seeker. Using very relatable real-world examples, the author explains how we are spiritually transformed as we learn necessary lessons in the school of life." Judith Balian, Tucson, AZ
Are you going through a difficult time right now? You may be experiencing what many call a "Dark Night of the Soul." Take heart! Such times in our lives can be an opportunity to grow personally and spiritually. We can even emerge with lives of greater meaning, self-awareness, and creativity.
Completely updated for the challenging times we find ourselves in now, Drinking the Dragon focuses on the spiritual awareness gained from adversity in the lives of everyday people. Increasing numbers of people in Western culture are being forced to greater spiritual consciousness through experiencing the Dark Night of Soul, a term coined by the 16th century mystic, St. John of the Cross.
The Dark Night of the Soul represents the hardships and difficulties that people encounter as they seek to grow to spiritual maturity. Paired with a companion workbook, you are invited to embark on a journey of reflection to facilitate emotional and psychological healing.
Available in both paperback and eBook formats. A companion workbook with exercises and reflections is available--please see below.
"An amazing read! The author takes us on a journey seen through the eyes of brave individuals who share their stories of the "Dark Night of Soul." Graceful storytelling. And the professional expertise in interpreting these experiences allows the reader to reflect even upon their own lives. This is coupled with quotes and references from noted spiritual sages and philosophers. (a treasure store in itself.) The book brings contemplative knowledge and perpetual hope in the influences of divine love in the renovation of the human heart." Susan Hawkins
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Listen to an interview of Patricia on the Dark Night of Soul on Coast to Coast AM radio show with George Noory.
A Companion Workbook to Drinking the Dragon: Stories of the Dark Night of the Soul
Using the Companion Workbook, people will investigate the deeper meanings embedded in their pain and suffering. Through a series of thoughtful questions and exercises, readers are invited to embark on an inner journey of reflection to facilitate their emotional and psychological healing.
This workbook is designed to help individuals walk through the maze of their current life challenges. It invites readers to evaluate the events of the past and present in order to alter the course of the future. Presenting the Dark Night of the Soul experience as a spiritual process, the workbook provides a means to examine and improve relationships to the self, to others, and to the Divine.
Women Dreaming-Into-Art features a collection of dreams and dream-related art of seven well-known women artists.
In separate interviews, the artists relate how dreams have guided their lives, influenced their art, and connected them to emerging trends in the culture at large. The artists work in various media such as performance art, painting, literature, dance, music, and film.
Of special psychological interest are the life crises and transitions experienced by each woman in her quest to find her authentic, artistic voice.
Marjorie Klemp is petite, standing only 5'1" in height. She could be anyone's grandmother, but she is a spiritual giant and an adventurer at heart.
Learn about Marjorie's past life as one of the notorious dagger-carrying Assassins in the 12th century and about her dream encounter with Banjani, spiritual master at the Faquiti Monastery in the Gobi Desert. Travel with Marjorie as she visits the highlands of Scotland--where she dreams about her past life as a simple Scottish farmer--and explores the multi-cultural richness and diversity of Southeast Asia. Enjoy her musings on her affinity with Ben Franklin and read about her life-altering meeting with modern-day religious figure, Paul Twitchell, the modern-day founder of Eckankar.
Stitching these experiences together is what Marjorie calls the Golden Thread, the spiritual flow that acts through persons and events to bring greater love and freedom into the world. "When acts are done with love," says Marjorie, "the whole world is raised up."
" This book illuminates one soul's spiritual journey. Her down to earth experiences were illuminating. Have you ever wondered how an ordinary person could become closer to the divine? Here is one soul's answer. " Amazon Review