Kindling Spirit: Healing From Within is a book of hope. It’s filled with moving, true- life experiences of people who face ordinary ups and downs and extraordinary catastrophes, and how they learn to become the heroes of their own life’s journey. Dr. Carl Hammerschlag is a psychiatrist whose clinical practice took a departure from conventional medicine. After graduating from medical school he went to work with American Indians, a life-changing experience that changed his life. He has described his journey from doctor to healer in his three best-selling books; The Dancing Healers (Harper/Collins, 1988), The Theft of the Spirit (Simon and Schuster, 19993), and Healing Ceremonies (Putnam/Perigee, 1998). In Kindling Spirit, Hammerschlag, weaves an authentic tale that blends science, with his belief in the spiritual aspects of healing. A master storyteller, who is now a true elder and wisdom-keeper, Hammerschlag reveals how to let go of what no longer serves you, and heal. Each vignette is a personal yet universal example; that it’s not what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but the choices you make about how you come to what’s happened. This is a transformative book that will challenge you to look beyond your old assumptions and discover new realities for a richer, more meaningful life.