The Flying Drum: The Mojo Doctor's Guide to Creating Magic in Your Life

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In The Flying Drum, author and therapist, Bradford Keeney, presents evidence of real mojo—magical objects and practices from around the globe that have an authenticated history of healing, transformation, and inspiration.

Whether it is a flying drum, dancing doll, vanishing pot, magical drawing, Samurai pillow, divining sticks, mystery book, or Amazonian feather, the mojo of ancient heart-medicine can appear at social service agencies, ...

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Overview

In The Flying Drum, author and therapist, Bradford Keeney, presents evidence of real mojo—magical objects and practices from around the globe that have an authenticated history of healing, transformation, and inspiration.

Whether it is a flying drum, dancing doll, vanishing pot, magical drawing, Samurai pillow, divining sticks, mystery book, or Amazonian feather, the mojo of ancient heart-medicine can appear at social service agencies, university clinics, and psychotherapy centers to help transform people’s lives and heal their souls.

As a modern mojo doctor and therapist, Keeney helps everyday people with real problems by working with the ancient, living mojo in sacred objects. In this book he offers specific prescriptions for taking a journey that introduces a treasure chest of magical experience capable of bringing authentic magic and wonder into everyday life.

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“I cannot begin to express how delighted I am about this book! I’ve been in the mental health field close to 30 years and the more I learn, the more I believe that counseling and therapy need to be reinvented. The Flying Drum brings us a unique alternative perspective filled with new insights for handling the everyday challenges of the human condition. I highly recommend this very fascinating read!”
—Brian S. Canfield, EdD, former President of the American Counseling Association

"We all realize, somewhere in our souls, that the universe abounds in more magic than we dare dream. Bradford Keeney is our amiable, down-to-earth guide on a journey of discovery that takes us as far as we want to go toward incorporating this spiritual energy into our everyday lives. This book is a practical mystery tour for everyone including people weary of New Age nostrums."
—Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share and former editor, Utne Reader

"The Flying Drum redefines therapeutic culture: its wonderful stories open your heart and bring you to the healing power of the mysterious. Bradford Keeney is aunique mojo doctor, an unusual combination of archetypal magician, clown, warrior, therapist, professor, author, initiated healer from numerous cultural traditions, jazz pianist, bluesman, showman, storyteller ... and my holy brother. His passionate, fearless confrontation with human suffering and established rigidity inspires us to create new endings to old stories."
—Carl Hammerschlag, MD, author of The Dancing Healers and a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame

“Brad Keeney’s work is a living example of what we need in our field at this stage of evolution: a synthesis of traditional and modern, east and west, body and soul.”
—Gay Hendricks, PhD, author of Conscious Loving

“Hearing Bradford Keeney tell his remarkable stories, you can't help but think of Indiana Jones.”
—Editors of UTNE MAGAZINE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582702872
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Edition description: Simon & Schuster
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,423,161
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Bradford Keeney, PhD, is an internationally renowned scholar, author, and therapist. He is presently Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholars Chair in Education and Director, Institute for Creative Transformation and Virtual Pedagogy, University of Louisiana, Monroe, and President, Louisiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

As a fieldworker, Keeney has been called "the Marco Polo of psychology and an anthropologist of the spirit" by the editors of Utne Reader. As the author of over thirty-one books, Keeney presently is practicing and teaching what he has learned from the arts and sciences across diverse cultural traditions to help individuals, couples, and families transform their challenges and suffering into growth and more meaningful lives.

Apart from his work with the Kalahari Bushmen, he has served distinguished careers that span and connect the disciplines of social cybernetics, anthropology, and therapy. He has extensively researched and published information about various healing traditions around the world.

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