Matthew Cosgrove was born and still lives in the Ottawa valley in central Canada. He spent the first part of his life working as an independent artisan where he developed his practical approach to Spirituality and Shamanism. Be ginning his Spiritual practice at age 16 quickly opened him up to his multidimensionality, and over a 3-year period, be-ginning at age 30 he underwent a profound Spiritual trans-formation and began to receive the vision on which this book is based.
This vision, and the pragmatic approach of his Shamanic practice have allowed him to adapt this ancient healing modality to identify, and effectively treat the fragmentation of the self. This fragmentation, which he calls The Sub-division of the Kingdom, caused by the false identification with ego mind is what he sees as the real impediment to wellness facing us today.
His non-academic writing style speaks directly from experience. His words speak directly into, and awaken the heart of the reader, enticing them to embrace their inherent gifts that are described in this book.
In 1987 he and his wife founded the Bioenergetic Institute and later Earth Based Healing, both dedicated to the practice, teaching, and research of Shamanism.
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