Carry the Rock is a memoir for every spiritual seeker who signs on for a shamanic apprenticeship with their whole heart and soul, yet they find that something is wrong. The apprenticeship feels like a failure, but no one is talking. What's an apprentice to do if failure is not an option?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica D. Rzeszewski pursued Toltec shamanism as a spiritual path for fifteen years while maintaining her day job as a counselor to military folks and their families in Hawaii. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and brings that twenty-year experience with her into shamanism. She lives in California.
Carry the Rock is a memoir/reflection by Jessica D. Rzeszewski on her shamanic apprenticeship. Early on, her mentor teaches her to carry the rock and not the weight associated with it. Although, this seems somewhat clear-cut, it takes a while for the author to reject her previous beliefs to open up her senses to both the seen and unseen world.
The memoir is written in a diary-like fashion and chronicles her spiritual triumphs and tumble into despairs. This would be an especially helpful book for those who’ve started down a new spiritual path. Author Rzeszewski demonstrate that not everything has a happy ending and none of us are born knowing how to do something correctly the first time.
Carry the Rock combines spiritual angst along with self doubt that so often troubles those who decide to venture down a different path. The author should be applauded for her unflinching honesty, which will help other seekers. This is an easy read as far as content, but it isn’t a fast read since it invites personal reflection.
This book was given to me for a free, unbiased review.