Our world is fraught with problems that demand attention: climate change, terrorism, poverty, and injustice to name only a few. Healing the World takes the fundamental teachings of shamansâ€”the healer of communitiesâ€”and applies them to the problems of today, using terms and concepts that anybody, from business leaders to activists, can relate to and understand. It helps people identify their own gifts and find the pathways forward to using those gifts in the world, no matter what their occupation, civic activity, or interests.
'This is a must-read book whose time has come. Drawing on several traditions, the author calls on us to open our minds to wisdom and help heal a troubled world by bringing about order from dis-order and ease from dis-ease. Readers will readily grasp that Professor Waddock herself is a rare intellectual shaman who knows of what she speaks.'
Diane L. Swanson, Chair of Distinction in Business Administration, Kansas State University
'If you care about the future of the world, about the future of your children and the children of your children – read this book. Healing the World is a book that will get you out of your comfort zone – it will make you think, reflect and hopefully engage. Waddock is a paradigm breaker; I applaud her courage to address the real issues that our civilization is facing from an original and thoughtful angle.'
Professor Simon L. Dolan, ESADE Future of Work Chair and President of the Board of Trustees – GFWF
'Some people do what they do with expertise. Others do the same task with mastery. This is a book about masters of social healing. The book exposes us to the wisdom of excellence and invites us to the power of mastery. I can think of no greater investment than to accept such an invitation.'
Professor Robert E. Quinn, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and author of The Positive Organization
'The world is in trouble in so many ways. We all need to pull our weight in make it a better place. This book, Healing the World, is your guide to doing your part. Read it. Learn from it. Enjoy!'
L. Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
1. Healing the World: Why Shamanism?
2. Shamans: World Healers Among Us
3. Today's Shaman's Work: Healing, Connecting, Sensemaking
4. Answering Your Call to Purpose
5. Balance and Harmony in Self and the World
6. Science, the Shaman, and Our World
7. The Shaman as Leader Today