Charles Buck, veteran author, educator and practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine
The Yijing says Our feet rest on the earth but our minds can reach to the furthest heavens. Seeking the highest expressions of the human soul we square a circle - to extend our minds to touch the Dao's luminous mystery we must also be grounded. In this guide to the interface between Chinese medicine and shamanism CT Holman remains grounded in scholarly care as he takes us on a journey into the shamen's magical world view. Surely the prime text on this subject.
Richard Gold Ph.D., L.Ac., Founder of the Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine), author of Seitai (Lymphatic ) Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha for a Healthy Immune System’
This is a remarkable book on a multitude of levels: academically, scholarly, historically, spiritually, clinically and helpful for the personal development of the healer. Extensively researched and clearly communicated, C.T. Holman has provided a profound contribution to a greater understanding of the historical, mystical and scientific foundations of Chinese Medicine.
Linda Star Wolf PhD., Director/Founder of Venus Rising Association for Transformation & Venus Rising University and Creator of Shamanic Breathwork(TM)
CT Holman's new book has successfully captured and restored the true essence and spirit of ancient Shamanic Chinese Medicine. With a deep bow of humility, respect and gratitude towards his teachers he has successfully created his own unique contribution and is evolving the tradition forward for our present time. He is not only rebirthing ancient wisdom but adding his own intuitive shamanic wisdom and experience to a sacred cauldron of healing for humanity. As a modern day Shamanic Facilitator, I deeply appreciate the depth of wisdom teachings found in this book.
Lonny Jarrett, M. Ac. Author of Nourishing Destiny, The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine
CT Holman in his examination of shamanism seeks to re-enchant the practice of Chinese medicine. He weaves together many dimensions of clinical practice, all in the context of the practitioner's intentional cultivation. His book will be a nice introduction to the breadth of the inner tradition for student and practitioner alike.
Lillian Pearl Bridges, Author of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine
CT Holman has delved into a topic that is at the historical and philosophical core of Chinese Medicine. He is helping to bring back the magic in this ancient medicine and does so in a way that is relatable and usable in a modern practice. He addresses the importance of treating the spirit as well as the body in an informative and engaging way. I recommend that all practitioners in the field read this book!
William R. Morris, PhD, OMD, author and practitioner
Refreshing is the word that comes to mind as I embark on the read of Shamanism in Chinese Medicine. First the clarity, second the well-rooted nature of the material related to deeper traditions. At one moment pointing to the Moon, at another, allowing us to see the Moon.