Explore chronic illness through two stories:
my journey with rheumatoid arthritis and Dorothy's journey in The Wizard of Oz.
1 The Calm Before the Storm: Wellness in the Foreground
2 The Wicked Witch of the West: Illness & Meaning Making
3 The Yellow Brick Road: Losses & Grief on the Illness Journey
4 Scarecrow, Tin Man, & Lion: Spiritual Struggles & Spiritual Coping
5 The Wizard of Oz: Healers & Hope
6 Glinda & the Return to Kansas: Meaning Making & the New Normal
Learn how to connect directly with the spirit realm through core shamanic journeying.
1 Beginning Your Shamanic Healing Journey
2 Navigating the Spirit Realm
3 Building Relationships with Your Spirit Allies
Chapters 1-3 available now (pdf) for $5. Chapters 4-6 coming soon!
4 Aligning Your Energy & Unpacking Symbolic Messages
5 Healing Across Time & Generations
6 Deepening Your Practice & Living Your Purpose
Book Chapters and Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Arora, K. R. (2021). Interspiritual dialogue skills to enhance spiritual direction. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. 27(2), 59-69.
Arora, K. R. (2017). Teaching interreligious encounters to health care professionals. In A. Y. Hwang & M. A. Pugliese (Eds.), Teaching Interreligious Encounters (pp. 47-63). Oxford University Press.
Arora, K. R., & McCulliss, D. (2015). Illness narratives in spiritual direction: Healing through story. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, 21(1), 34-40.
Arora, K. R. (2013). Spiritual direction as psychospiritual care for women with autoimmune diseases. In M. J. Stoltzfus, R. Green, & D. Y. Schumm (Eds.), Chronic illness, spirituality, and healing: Diverse disciplinary, religious, and cultural perspectives (pp. 47-64). Palgrave MacMillan.
Arora, K. R. (2011). Not-knowing in spiritual direction: Reflections on social identity. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, 17(2), 19-26.
Arora, K. R. (2009). Models of understanding chronic illness: Implications for pastoral theology and care. Journal of Pastoral Theology, 19(1), 22-37.