Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity (Part One)

Part One | taught by Gerry Starnes

What this course is about...

Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity
Online Module One

Finding and expressing your authentic self—who you really are, your essential self—in every aspect of your life does not happen overnight.

It takes awareness, it takes some effort, and it takes rethinking how you look at and think about life. Because of this, I created an online version of the Spirit Paths program. I've presented the program live since 2008 to more than 75 people in small groups. Many call the program "life-changing."

The online content has been compressed into 20 weeks. Each week you receive a video from me on the key content of the lesson, and/or exercises and informational materials drawn from the live program.

The modules include:

Way of the Warrior: Preparation for the journey. It takes determination and fortitude to encounter the Quest to change your life and way of being in the world. It take energy, as well, and in this chapter, you begin to redirect the energy you now use to maintain the life you are living. In addition, you discover new sources and new ways to regain energy that you lost and continue to lose.

Serpent: The Path of Awareness: About awareness and perception. In this chapter you initiate the process to deconstruct the way that you build your awareness. In that process, you also learn new ways to "see" the world as a whole–more balanced and powerful ways that will lead to change.

Wolf: The Path of the Hunter: Addresses how perception is used most properly and more helpfully than you have been taught all of your life. As a Hunter, Wolf's abilities to process information, form accurate strategies, and move stealthily in new and remarkable ways make consciousness an ally, rather than an enemy.

Each module works through the Five Minds, offering insights that you can use every day to gain a better understanding and experience of the unfolding of your life.

But this course ISN'T for everyone.

You're a great fit if:
  • You're seeking a better understanding of yourself
  • You're searching for more meaning in your life
  • You're wanting to develop more authentic relationships
  • You have a strong desire for personal development
  • You're feeling "off your path"
  • You're wanting to "reboot" your life
You're not a good fit if:
  • You're not willing or able to devote 2 hours a week to doing the work
  • You're a dabbler in personal development work
  • You're looking for a "quick fix" to your life situation
  • You're not willing to change in unpredictable ways

You can learn more about the full course (all 20 weeks) from the live program description. See the short video for an overview. I look forward to having you join us if you feel this program is a good fit for you.

Gerry Starnes
Gerry Starnes
Senior Instructor

Gerry Starnes, M.Ed., is an Austin, Texas area teacher, facilitator, and practitioner. He is the author of the award-winning book, Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity, and several other spirit-oriented publications.

A light-hearted and engaging speaker, Gerry has offered workshops and presentation for more than 15 years. In 2003, he established the first shamanic journey circle in Austin, which still continues weekly. He created the six-month immersive Spirit Paths program, the basis for the book. He also has created more than a dozen videos on shamanic topics, hosted in the Shamanic Passages YouTube channel.

Gerry is a shamanic and Reiki practitioner, and a Traditional Tribal Healer of the Turtle Island Provider Network.

Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Psychology, Special Education, and Education.

Experience and Distinctions
Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
Traditional Tribal Healer, Turtle Island Providers Network

Gerry Starnes, M.Ed.

What this course includes...

Welcome and Getting Started
Essential Publications & Support
Commitment Contract
Spirit Paths: First Chapters
Week One: The Four Agreements
Practices: Week One
Practices: Week Two
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The Way of the Warrior
Week Three: The Five Minds Overview
Practices: Week Three
Week Four: The Triangle
Practices: Week Four
Practices: Week Five
Personal Space: Setting a Strong Energetic Boundary (Bonus Audio)
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Serpent: The Path of Awareness
Week Six: The Four Bodies
Practices: Week Six
Week Seven: Body Antenna
Practices: Week Seven
The Body Pendulum (Bonus Video)
Week Eight: All Perception Is Filtered
Practices: Week Eight
Practices: Week Nine
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Wolf: The Path of the Hunter
Week Ten: Filtered Thought
Practices: Week Ten
Week Eleven: Proper Use of Mind ~ Secondary Attention ~ Unbending Intent
Practices: Week Eleven
Week Twelve: Accessing And Reclaiming Power
Practices: Week Twelve
The Wolf Project (Bonus)
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Break Time!
Taking A Pause for Catching Up...
My First Wolf Project (Bonus)
Feedback Survey
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