- Publisher: North Atlantic Books (2022-04-19)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 240 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781623176938
- Item Weight: 357.21 grams
- Dimensions: 8.95 x 6.02 x 0.59 cm
Reconnect to your soul’s innate wisdom with ancient healing practices, nature-based wisdom, and psychological principles--live authentically, nourish your inner power, and be a force for personal and collective liberation.
If you’ve ever wondered what was missing--or felt out of step with the social and cultural programming of the westernized worldview--Soul Authority will empower you to find balance, build your soul sanctuary, and become a powerful agent of positive transformation.
There is a soul authority that exists in all of us, a higher knowing that connects us to each other, the living Earth, and back to ourselves--even as we live in a world that sows division, destruction, and uncertainty. Shamanic eco-psychologist Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, shows you how to tap into this innate wisdom, giving you the tools to trust its insights, hear its voice, and come home to our interrelated collective soul.
Interwoven with stories from the author’s personal journey from growing up in Suriname during a military coup to pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology amid a profound spiritual awakening, Soul Authority is an inspiring alchemical exploration of rekindling the deep knowing that’s accessible to all of us.
Through exercises, reflections, and concrete action steps, you’ll discover:
• How to find your own True North, the guiding compass aligned with your inner truth
• Practical skills for combatting the burnout, overwhelm, and disconnection that prevents us from making a bigger impact in the world
• How to tap into the soul mission that nourishes your purpose
• How your healing journey and collective liberation are interconnected
• How to heal the “ancestral deficit” and “nature deficit” that leave you overwhelmed
• Strategies for grounding, clearing, visibility, and creativity
About the Author
Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and shamanic ecopsychologist who has distilled thirty years of well-rounded and diverse professional experiences into an elegant and seamless integration of modern psychological expertise, ancient healing practices, and nature wisdom. Soul Authority, her cutting-edge magnum opus, addresses the most critical and salient social and mental health crises of our times. It is informed by her lifelong commitment in guiding and supporting the anti-racist and anti-sexist activism and soul missions of hundreds of transformation trailblazers in psychology, holistic health, academia, the arts, renewable energy, economics, social justice, social work, and spiritual entrepreneurship. Van Tuyl has written extensively about her re-naturing, ego-eco healing system as a contributor author for Thrive Global, Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal, and Medium, and has presented her work at the UC Berkeley Counseling Center, the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, the Native American Health Center, and the Mind & Life Institute.