Love and Spirit Medicine
A call to the free-spirited ones who favor the less-trodden pathways of spiritual exploration…
Love and Spirit Medicine chronicles the author’s mystical journey through the end of her marriage and into a focused, shamanic exploration of entheogenic mushrooms. A love relationship unfolded during that time, sending her into a dark night of the soul.
Shonagh continued her shamanic explorations with the plant medicine, and discovered a well of resources. Using the mushrooms as a portal to the spirit worlds, Shonagh experienced a profound transformation of consciousness. She realized that the ceremonial use of sacred mushrooms offered a powerful path in her spiritual exploration. Each journey brought her into direct connection with the realms of the sacred. Through these journeys, she cultivated relationships with otherworldly beings that nourished her on a soul level. Through her desire to know Spirit and experience deep connection, she ultimately discovered her own divinity and her connection to the All.
“Ultimately, this is the story of my journey into Self. It became necessary for me to fall in love with the mystery of my own being. My experiences with the mushroom medicine have cultivated an intimate relationship with Mother Earth and a coterie of spirit beings. Through the use of sacred mushrooms, I have experienced an expansion of consciousness I never thought possible. It has deepened my sense of belonging within a vast universe of countless realms. This medicine is a potent portal into the world of the spirits,” she writes in the introduction.
Shonagh forms a unique relationship with the spirit world that has been made possible through her mushroom journeys. Like many traditional shamans through the ages, she finds herself to be a conduit for Spirit, thereby bringing through wisdom and guidance for herself and her community. She is eventually led into a very ancient practice as a “medicine oracle,” and her life is forever changed.
Love and Spirit Medicine is an unusual love story; a tale that exemplifies what is possible through the reverent use of plant medicine for healing and transcendence on every level of our being. It’s the story of a woman who ultimately discovers her journey is not about finding a soul mate, but coming to know and love her own soul.
Praise for Love and Spirit Medicine:
“A sweeping hero’s journey into the mythic realms and magical healing of mushroom shamanism, Shonagh Home’s Love and Spirit Medicine offers a potent message for the illumination of the human spirit and the awakening of the planetary heart.” ─Talat Jonathan Phillips, author of The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic, co-founder of Evolver
“In Love and Spirit Medicine Shonagh Home reminds us that our one true love, and our one true home, is always within ourselves. Through her honest and vivid ceremonial adventures with psychedelic mushroom spirits, Shonagh’s heartaches become heart truths and life changing medicine. Home’s mushrooom memoir proudly walks along the newly growing path of psychedelic non-fiction favorites like Singing to the Plants, Black Smoke, and Breaking Open the Head.” –Adam Elenbaas, author of Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest and one of the founding writers at Reality Sandwich
“In writing rich in heart, mind, and intuition, Shonagh Home lets us accompany her through her life transformations via relationships with both human teachers and plant teachers. Along the way, her narrative of crises endured and transcended describes her own inner spiritual growth and at the same time helps her readers grow in love and understanding too.” —Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D., author of The Psychedelic Future of the Mind
“Love and Spirit Medicine is heartfelt and engaging, a fascinating story of one woman’s shamanic path to liberation. Written with humor and infinite heart, Love and Spirit Medicine is an immediate classic of transformative personal and spiritual development.” –Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Public speaker and author of, Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development
“Love and Spirit Medicine is a poignant and brutally honest memoir about personal empowerment and transformation in a time of rapid global change. Shonagh Home shows that by trusting inner wisdom and learning from one’s shadow, one can see life’s fiercest challenges as opportunities for conscious growth.” –Nese Devenot, Founder of the Psychedemia Conference and Contributing Editor for Reality Sandwich
Shonagh Home is the author of Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine. She is an outlaw shaman and spell breaker, taking her students beyond the cultural mass-trance and into the territory of the sacred. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she facilitates a variety of teaching workshops. Shonagh leads retreats in Central America and other far-flung, magical places. She offers private sessions in person or via Skype. Visit her website at www.shonaghhome.com.