Author Hughes explores how failure to interact with the Earth and all its inhabitants denies us the healing power of nature. Likewise, refusing to acknowledge out shadow self results in increased fears, phobias, and mental illness. A self destructive need causes us to do things that are harmful to our body. We’ve gone so far to eliminate all the darkness from our lives that we created a devil to represent those dark, shadowy things we won’t acknowledge existing.
The Heart of Life explores the healing methods of meditation combined with the integration of nature in your life, be it gardening, hiking, or providing a wildlife sanctuary. The thoughts are intentions, we imagine are the blueprint for our physical life. With that in mind, make sure you draw your true heart intentions as opposed to societal goals.
Jez Hughes does a wonderful job of pulling together mythology, shamanism, and contemporary thought together into a life changing book. It is a well-researched treatise, but not too scholarly allowing the average reader to gain from the numerous insights contained between the book cover.
Publisher: Moon Books
(November 27, 2015)
At the age of fourteen Jez suffered his own initiatory crisis following a convulsive fit. This experience pushed him spontaneously into an altered state of consciousness: revealing the awesome power and bliss of the universe. Having no context in which to frame this experience though left him battling ongoing mental illnesses and breakdowns for the next 17 years until he discovered shamanism and cured himself.
Jez's work has been featured on BBC Radio, Channel 4 television in the UK and in an array of national and international magazines,
His passion is empowering people to reawaken their spirits, ancestors and the land where they reside, to heal the relationship between the human and natural world