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  • Published: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448146871
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Healing Quest

A Journey of Transformation


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The story of Marie Herbert's quest for self transformation through Native American healing.

When her two daughters were approaching the finish of their education Marie Herbert felt the need to mark the end of the child-rearing phase of her life by a rite of passage, a way to find herself a new place in the grand scheme of things. Long drawn to the Native American spiritual tradition, she planned a visit to the United States and an extraordinary journey of personal transformation under the guidance of Native American Healers. However, the end of her time of motherhood coincided tragically with the sudden death of one of her daughters and so her odyssey was to become far sadder and more urgent than she could have imagined. HEALING QUEST is the fascinating description of Marie Herbert's inner and outer journey of the heart. Vivid portraits of the people she met along the way are combined with honest accounts of the change in her feelings - together with ideas about how the readers, too, may learn from what she experienced and so gain insights into his or own life, whether in practical, emotional or spiritual terms.

  • Pub date: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448146871
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Marie Herbert

Marie Herbert was brought up in Sri Lanka, went to school in India and then attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has spent two years teaching English and Drama in London, five years as a researcher in advertising and public relations companies and also trained and worked as a transformational therapist.

She is married to the polar explorer, writer and artist, Wally Herbert, and has accompanied him (with their two daughters) on many journeys. These included living amongst the Inuit (the Polar Eskimos) of NW Greenland and the Saami (Lapps) in Norway and Sweden, as well as taking her young family on trips to Greenland. Her previous books, The Snow People and The Reindeer People were accounts of her experiences in the Arctic and her novel Winter of the White Seal, was set in the southern Polar regions.


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