|By (author):||Ruiz, don Miguel|
|Subject:||SELF-HELP / General|
|SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General|
|SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness|
|SELF-HELP / Spiritual|
|Size:||19.05in x 13.33in x 1.27in|
|From The Publisher*||In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors. Full of grace and simple truth, this handsomely designed book makes a lovely gift for anyone making an elementary change in life, and it reads in a voice that you would expect from an indigenous shaman.|
|From The Publisher*||Don Miguel Ruiz presents a code of conduct that seeks to introduce lives to a new experience of freedom, happiness and love. These Four Agreements - be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best - are offered in the context of ancient Toltec wisdom as liberators of the soul. Each Agreement offers inspiration and enlightenment for life’s journey.|
|Biographical Note||Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a family of healers, and raised in rural Mexico by a curandera (healer) mother and a nagual (shaman) grandfather. The family anticipated that Miguel would embrace their centuries-old legacy of healing and teaching, and carry forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge. Instead, distracted by modern life, Miguel chose to attend medical school and become a surgeon. A near-death experience changed his life. Late one night in the early 1970s, he awoke suddenly, having fallen asleep at the wheel of his car. At that instant the car careened into a wall of concrete. Don Miguel remembers that he was not in his physical body as he pulled his two friends to safety. |
Stunned by this experience, he began an intensive practice of self-inquiry. He devoted himself to the mastery of the ancient ancestral wisdom, studying earnestly with his mother, and completing an apprenticeship with a powerful shaman in the Mexican desert. His grandfather, who had since passed on, continued to teach him in his dreams.
In the tradition of the Toltec, a nagual guides an individual to personal freedom. Don Miguel Ruiz, a nagual from the Eagle Knight lineage, is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the teachings of the ancient Toltec. For more than a decade, he has worked to impart this wisdom to his students through lectures, workshops, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.