"Chinese Power Animals", a self-help book by hypnotherapist and EFT author, Pamela Leigh Powers, was released by Samuel Weiser Publishers in June of 2000. The second printing was released in May, 2007.
Combining elements of Chinese Astrology and the 5 Element System on which acupuncture is based, this book will take the reader into previously untapped territory of how and why we behave the way we do and show us how to tap into those physical manifestations of blocked emotional issues referenced in EFT.
In Chinese Astrology, we are born in the year of an animal...2000 was the Year of the Dragon...2007 is the Year of the Boar...but we are also born in the month, hour and minute of an animal as well...We have a totem of 4 animals that this book features, which makes up our personality and demeanor. It also shows us our health, and which organs are stronger and those which are weaker that we need to concentrate upon. By clearing out emotional blocks with EFT, we are strengthening our organs by default almost.
In the 5 Element System (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood), there is a Chinese 24 hour wheel which places the 12 animals around it in two hour segements, starting at odd-numbered hours: 1-3am, 3-5am, 5-7am, etc. There is also a Time of Day Wheel, where each meridian/organ/emotion of the body is placed around in the same sequence, 1-3am, 3-5am, 5-7am, etc. Hence, we get an animal as an archetype or symbol for each organ/meridian/emotion of the body.
Using this premise, we can use it as the basis for a number of different applications:
Learning about our personality and those we love ... or don't love...
Using the animals with hypnotherapy as archetypes, to work with blocks and facilitate change.
Seeing how different people in our lives are mirrored by the animals that reflect them.
Being able to 'tune in' to who and/or what is affecting us when illness arises.
Being able to see where people are 'coming from' and how to respond.
The book then turns its focus on healing modalities which can help each animal/meridian come back into harmony and balance, with such things as aromatherapy, numerology, herbology, colors, music, Bach Flower Remedies. Healing chapters are contributed by Pamela Galadrial on Bach Flowers, Joe Ivory on numerology, and Caroline Patrick on the healing power of herbs. Ms. Patrick also was the illustrator of the book and did the cover art work.
If I had followed thru at the outset and knew EFT at the time, there would have been a chapter on how EFT relates as well! It certainly is a fine companion volume, explaining the meridians, the relationship to the organs and emotions of the body.
There are two misprints. On page 110, under "The Horse" it says it rules long term memory, but that should be short term memory instead. On Page 125, under "The Rooster", it says rules short term memory, but it should say long term memory instead. Please alter your book accordingly; thanks, and sorry it got by all the proofing.
If you are interested in purchasing the book, you can request it from your local book store or Amazon and other online book stores, ISBN#:1-57863-147-5 at $16.95 retail.
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