The View Through The Medicine Wheel is a book about author Leo Rutherford’s understanding of working with and teaching the Medicine Wheel for more than 20 years. As he states, it therefore is an exploration by someone from white Western middle class culture, who found himself transformed by what he had learned and experienced.
As an amalgamation of multiple theories and methods The View Through The Medicine Wheel contains a broad frame of reference. Rutherford’s primary teachers were the controversial Hyemeyohsts Storm and Harley Swiftdeer; as well as American Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist and civil rights activist Joan Halifax. And The View Through The Medicine Wheel reflects this, containing a mixture of psychological life mapping, Shamanism, Buddhism, Jung/Freud, Taoism and more.
Mapping is a useful technique and The View Through The Medicine Wheel is overflowing with ideas for those looking for tools for personal transformation.
Leo Rutherford. The View Through the Medicine Wheel. O Books (4 July 2008). ISBN: 978-1846941085.
The View Through the Medicine Wheel was reviewed by June Kent, Editor of Indie Shaman Magazine