Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
Through the clearly articulated prac ...more
According to Tsultrim, we can all overcome whatever demons are causing chaos in our lives, whether they be weight, illness, anger, or whatever. By following her five steps, we supposedly can overcome these problems.
In the first part of the book, we are given a ...more
The author marches through dozens of anecdotes that all seem to resolve with pat happy endings. As a whole, they don't come across as entirely realistic stories. But for me, the real value of these ...more
1. This is not a book I'd recommend to someone who doesn't have a solid grounding in some kind of practice, either Buddhist or with a therapist or as a therapist.
2. Tsultrim Allione makes some alarming claims that I consider problematic regarding the 'healing powers' of this practice. Which is not to dismiss it, but I think it's reckless to claim that any spiritual practice will cure cancer.
3. While examples ...more
Take a look at Core Transformation work by Connirea Andreas or Trauma Release Method by Jenifer Shapiro.
Or take a look at the pre-NLP parts therapies by Fritz Perls and all ...more
In “Feeding Your Demons”, the author teaches a technique for exploring and reconciling your trauma and suffering. It involves really feeling and describing the “demon” or “problem” or “complex”, initially splitting it off and giving it a form and look, communicating with it and also understanding it by seeing through its ey ...more
The book is easy to read, but that should not be taken as a sign of simplicity, on contrary. It is filled with examples which walk you through the adaptation. Lama Tsultrim Alione does incredible job in making old widsom accessible and workable for us.
The inspiration of this practice comes from Chod, and the 11th century tantric yogic legacy. Matchig Lo ...more
Needless to say, I have discovered that it's not going to be ...more
Really fantastic adaptation of a somewhat obscure practice. Also filled with stories and anecdotes, which make it very readable. I've been doing it every day since I heard about it.
One other thing - at the risk of seeming un-PC, I noticed that this book is written with a strong female sensibility. It has many examples of women practitioners and most of its practice examples are told as stories. I didnt realize how much this is missing from the practice books I have read until I saw it here.
"Be the change you wish to be..." and use this book to help you get there.
Carl Gustav Jung and the Jungian psychological community. These interests intercept.
But if you remove the window dressing, you are left with a reflection/meditation technique that seems to actually just work for me. I ...more
However, I do not know much about Buddhism. I thank my friend Veronica Fragoso who is inviting me to know the Chöd tradition of Tibetan Buddhism ... founded a thousand years ago by Maching Labrdön, of the few traditions initiated by a woman.
And the knowledge Chöd began to bear fruit (and that I have not yet started to practice it), because I read the book "Feeding your demons" by Tsultrim Al ...more
the second half of the book begins to feel much more like a typical self-help book, with repetitive examples, ad nauseum, that feel like filler. i'll echo the consternation of some other rev ...more