This inspiring journal relates to Doug Boyd's personal odyssey through ancient and traditional cultures from around the world in search of practical and relevant mysticism. Meet a Samurai healer who treats the etheric body; a yogini who helps people heal themselves; a Korean mundang with mystical powers of prophecy; a martial arts expert whose training emphasises self-mastery rather than self-defence; a powerful Hopi medicine man and many other healers and sages. Boyd's gift of story-telling captures the wisdom, magic, humour, eccentricities and spiritual strength of these extraordinary people. These stories help us to see that reconnecting with nature and our inner selves is the first step to regaining our human potential and rectifying our planetary affairs. Originally printed by Paragon House, this new revised edition features a new preface by the author and a final new chapter.