This book explores how shamanic Daoist practices help cultivate the skills of an elicitive peaceworker. The author uses embodied writing to describe her direct experiences with qigong and other meditation forms, and explain the creation of inner peace that ultimately extends far beyond the individual. A transrational understanding of peace weaves together transpersonal interpretations of intuition with ancient Daoist wisdom. By relating the outcomes of such approaches to real world conflict transformation, McGoey proposes a practical personal consciousness that strives for harmony with others and our environments.
Kathleen McGoey is a restorative justice facilitator and qigong teacher at the Daoist Dipper Arts School in Colorado, USA. She is an alumna of the University of Innsbruck Master of the Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security, and International Conflict Transformation, where she participated in simulated peacekeeping missions with the Austrian Armed Forces.