Travis Bodick is an author, musician and ceremonial guide. All of Travis's books are written to help the reader engage with and encounter their own truth through direct experience. Travis especially focuses on nature based spiritual healing practices and helping clients encounter and know their own heart and soul. Helping others to find and embrace their true passion in life is Travis's greatest joy. You can find Travis and his other books at SoulRemedy.org
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Plant Remedy came about after a couple years returning to Peru each summer to study with local shaman and healers there. Many people were asking me about how we connected with plants in the Amazon, or asking us about miraculous healings we witnessed from the magic of plant medicines.... I also had this feeling like I wanted to localize and expand the practices we learned so that they had more relevance in our day to day life. Out of all these feelings regarding my own practice and the desires of others for some help starting on this path I found myself creating this book.
It was scary at first writing this book because of the stigma around this topic.... Many people fear and demonize alternative medicines and of course there is also the war on drugs to consider which makes natural plants illegal but deadly pharmaceuticals accepted.... And of course I am sharing very powerful information in this book as well. People can really uplift or hurt themselves diving into the spiritual realms, and while most of the time it is incredibly healing, there are some people who are not ready to attempt this type of work on their own and need a in person guide. In the end though, I know this information is valuable and practical, and so far the response has been that the information is incredibly valuable and helpful for others which was always my main goal.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love being able to express myself, and I love learning about the world. I learn so much when I write - I have to do research, I have to really figure out what I believe to a very specific degree, and sometimes inspiration or ideas just come to me from somewhere else. Just being open to the process and flow of writing helps me learn so much, and especially when someone else reads it and learns something as well, it is just about the best feeling in the world.
The perfect book for the reader who is ready to do and learn! No filler, or philosophy, this book is full of meditations, rituals, and exercises all designed to help you connect with Spirit, Know Thyself more, and reach greater levels of fulfillment through self-discovery and growth.
"Creating the Universe" focuses heavily on guiding the reader through the process of creating their own personal spiritual practice which can be as unique as each individual reader. It focuses on different styles of ritual and ceremony, and looks at the underlying mechanics of how magic and energy work.. Unlock your full potential of manifestation, and align with your life's purpose.
The Shadow Twin is based on a dream Travis had in Peru after San Pedro ceremony at the Temple of the Moon, and is a direct communication from the cactus spirit. The story follows the adventures of a young boy encountering spirits and ghosts and his own conscience as he finds his own spirit guide - the Shadow Twin!
All plants have spirits, and when we connect to those spirits, we unlock the fantastic power within them. The Plant Remedy details everything the reader needs to know to work with plant medicines safely and to contact the spirits of plants for guidance and healing. A must have for anyone interested in the path of plant spirit medicine!