The Alchemy of Inner Work (Paperback)
A Guide for Turning Illness and Suffering Into True Health and Well-Being
Weiser Books, 9781578636860, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2021
Presents a transformative path from illness to true health and well-being by removing the barriers that block our own healing energy.
Alchemy is the science of transformation—how to change one thing into something else. In The Alchemy of Inner Work, Dechar and Fox examine how illness, suffering, and dis-ease—the “lead” of our lives—can become the “gold” of our authentic selves, and the key to good health and well-being.
Drawing on traditional Chinese medicine, Eastern and Western alchemical traditions, Kabbalah, and Jungian psychology—plus case studies from working with patients—the authors provide hands-on insights for bringing “the soul of medicine” back into our lives.
The book includes:
- A simple introduction to the ancient practices and principles alchemy
- How the alchemical model offers a profoundly new path to true health and well-being
- An array of practices for removing the barriers that block our own healing energy
- An invitation to alchemical “dream work” as a support on the path of healing
About the Author
Benjamin Fox is a professional counseling astrologer and a licensed massage therapist with 20 years of integrative bodywork and healing experience. He lives with his wife, Lorie Eve Dechar, in Blue Hill, Maine, and Nyack, New York.
Praise For The Alchemy of Inner Work: A Guide for Turning Illness and Suffering Into True Health and Well-Being…
“The Alchemy of Inner Work shows the reader, through the author’s transparency and lucid presentation, how notions of soul and subtle body are necessary for the only healing that matters, a return to wholeness. The book vibrates with years of experience, and many lifetimes of engaging the alchemical mystery of the creation of a Self that has a body. I highly recommend it to both the general reader and therapist alike.”
— Nathan Schwartz-Salant, Ph.D., author of The Mystery of Human Relationship: Alchemy and the Transformation of the Self
— Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and The Art of Connection
— Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac., FABORM, author of The Infertility Cure and The Way of the Fertile Soul
— CT Holman, author of Treating Emotional Trauma with Chinese Medicine and Shamanism in Chinese Medicine
— Jean Haner, author of The Five Element Solution and Clear Home Clear Heart
— Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and The Power of Prayer