Author's Preface. Introduction. Part One - Preparing for a Journey. 1. How to use this Book. 2. The Five Element Model. 3. The Landscape of the Elements. 4. The Levels of the Soul. 5. Activities & Practices. Part Two - The Journey. 6. Water. 7. Wood. 8. Fire. 9. Earth. 10. Metal. Afterword.
A guide to living the seasons in harmony, the Chinese wisdom tradition way, the book deeply explores the connections between the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels of human experience
John Kirkwood has been working, living and playing with the Five Elements for 30 years, first as a practitioner and teacher of Jin Shin Do (R) Acupressure, later as a graduate of the SOPHIA program of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute of Maryland, and now as a practitioner and teacher of Five Element Acupressure. John lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. He is the author of The Way of the Five Elements.
The author blends ancient Five Element theory and the modern
psycho-spiritual wisdom of the Diamond Approach into valuable
advice for staying healthy during the seasons. He presents
activities, diet and contemplations that enhance specific aspects
of body/mind/spirit - what the author calls Soul - for each
element. This is a warm, insightful and excellent book for anyone
who wants to enjoy good health by staying in harmony with seasonal
changes. -- Dr. Ronald H. Davis, author of Qigong Through The
This book challenges us firstly to find our own true self and then to walk our unique path through the Five Seasons, rather than simply tell us about them. The Five Seasons extends to the value of the Five Elements providing robust resources to understand seasonal changes and how best to use the Five Element associations to benefit our own health and that of our clients. -- Julie Weeks * Shiatsu Society Journal *