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Finding Eagle: A Journey into Modern-Day Shamanism
By Marge Hulburt
2010; 167 pages
I did not choose shamanism as a life practice; it chose me—the way gravity chooses one who has just stepped off a cliff. My only choice was whether to make the trip with or without a parachute. ~ Marge Hulburt
Sometimes we find our path and sometimes our path finds us. And sometimes it comes in a way that takes you totally by surprise.
A scientist by trade, Marge Hulburt finds herself (through a series of “coincidences”) under the tutelage of a shaman. And that’s where her adventures begin.
Having picked up and moved across the country from Missoula MT, to Washington, DC, Hulburt shares with us the desire to find the missing pieces in her life and how they really found her. All she had to do was be open to what shows up. (Easier said than done, right?) She writes:
“After nearly 50 years of protecting myself, even from those who were closest and most important to me, I allowed myself a crack. I allowed another person to see my uncensored thoughts and feelings, my true spontaneous self, even parts of me
that I didn’t think were okay, for the first time.
When we go deep into the spirit world, all this [products of our ego] drops away and we can see that only love and our eternal essence are real. Working from a
place of love, and taking action in ordinary reality to improve our world, is
what makes a difference.”
Finding Eagle is such an honest, simple and heart-felt book. Reading Marge’s words was like catching up with a friend who was telling me all the big changes in her life—changes
that inspired her, scared her, and ultimately freed her from who she thought she was all along. It’s a lovely little book with profound nuggets of truth tucked inside.