Allione, one of the first women in America to be ordained in the Tibetan tradition, as well as author of Women of Wisdom, has added considerably to the store of current wisdom herself in this appealing and important new book. The notion of feeding demons is in itself attractive to a certain temperament, but the demons Allione has in mind are not the horned and tailed terrors of many religions' hells but "our obsessions and fears, chronic illnesses, depression, anxiety, and addiction." Allione has a five-step method for encountering, understanding, and even befriending the inner demons that prevent us from being our best selves. Includes an appendix with an abbreviated five-step method; for most collections.
From the Publisher
"Tsultrim Allione has performed a remarkable feat of cultural translation and offered the western world a new treasure. With exquisite detail and accuracy she shows us how we can transform the energy of addiction, shame, illness, anxiety, fear, and anger into the energy of liberation." from the forward by Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart"
In Feeding Your Demons Tsultrim Allione offers us a powerful and transformative practice...one that can heal the deepest wounds and reveal profound spiritual truths. What is so striking is how, through her own tremendous clarity and heart, Allione brings this practice alive and renders it truly accessible. This book will serve all those who want to untangle the tangles with wisdom and love."-Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
Tsultrim Allione shows us what life could look like if we were not struggling, not hating ourselves for our problems and frailties, but rather were relating to these challenges with awareness and compassion. She illuminates a clear and practical guide to transformation, based on her many years of exceptional meditation training."-Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Feeding Your Demons is a bold, beautiful, and original work, a book that Carl Jung could only have dreamed of writing. Bringing the wisdom of Tibet straight into our daily lives, Tsultrim Allione shares the accumulated fruits of her own deep understanding. She does this in a completely accessible way, taking the most profound insights and rendering them simply and straightforwardly without compromising them. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, a gift to all who read it."-Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Thoughts without a Thinker and Psychotherapy without the Self"
Feeding Your Demons offers an original and powerful approach to challenging the forces at work in the shadows of our psyche. Tsultrim Allione has done a masterful job of translating ancient-and fascinating-methods to heal modern emotional troubles."-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence