by Dana Micucci
In a growingly skeptical and uncertain society, the search for meaning has become more urgent and critical than ever. While many of us may desire to achieve enlightenment, most of us don't know where to start. Celebrated journalist Dana Micucci's award-winning memoir, Sojourns of the Soul: One Women's Journey around the World and into Her Truth, explores this dilemna while chronicling seven trips that span 14 years of Dana's life as she explores the connection of inner growth to world travel that eventually leads to her own self-actualization.
Sojourns of the Soul takes the reader on a journey through the world's most sacred and exotic lands, including the Australian Outback, Cambodia, Egypt, Tibet, the Yucatan, New Mexico and Peru. As she explores each "souljourn," Dana finds herself in seven successive stages that correlate with each of the seven spiritual energy centers of the body, called chakras. These stages take the reader from an awakening all the way to activation.
This spiritual memoir gives readers an inside look into each destination through Dana's eyes, observing not only the spirituality and lessons to be learned at each location, but also the intimate details of the landscape.
Dana says: "Now more than ever, current world crises demand that we develop a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and wisdom traditions and, therefore, ourselves. It is the first step in our collective spiritual evolution. I hope Sojourns of the Soul will encourage my readers to reexamine their beliefs and perceptions, as I have, and open them to new ways of seeing, thinking and feeling as they undertake their own inner journey."
Sojourns of the Soul is a rainbow bridge through time and space. Dana Micucci uses her colorful journeys into diverse cultures to learn for herself and teach us, her readers, about the powers of transformation -- and the ecstasy of being fully present in every moment. ~John Perkins, shamanic teacher, New York Times bestselling author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
In Sojourns of the Soul, Dana Micucci delves into the wisdom and spiritual traditions of other cultures. This is a powerful and rich book describing a passionate journey towards wholeness that emphasizes movement beyond fears and judgments. Dana's brilliant prose carries you along as if you were journeying right alongside of her. This is an important book in a time when the search for meaning is so urgent. ~Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and How to Thrive in Changing Times
An easy read, elegantly written, this is the gripping story of a woman's profound transformation, with travel as a spiritual teacher. It is a vivid experience, both well researched and inspiring. ~Gay Luce, Ph.D., transpersonal psychologist, author and three-time recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Journalism
Nothing opens the eyes of a soul like a dive into an unknown pool. Dana Micucci's journeys into the unknown have transformed her life and she unravels the exciting details in these masterful tales. Sojourns of the Soul is an uplift to the spirit of any armchair traveler. ~Jan Phillips, author, No Ordinary Time -- The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Consciousness