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NEW! ONLINE CLASS ON THE CRAFT OF COMPASSION
The Board of Registered Nursing has allowed thirty continuing education units (CEUs) for my popular class from my book The Craft of Compassion at the Bedside of the Ill.
The online class is $30.00.
Whoever is inclined for a person to person class
I am available. The weekend workshop is $200.
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Below is a link to the book. TV interviews are available on this website as are numerous sample chapters.
new book The Craft of Compassion at the Bedside of the Ill
is now available
Kindle at Amazon.com for $7.50 -
This is the 2nd edition of
the Book "Conspiracies of Kindness: The Craft of Compassion
at the Bedside of the Ill"
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Conspiracies of Kindness:
The Craft of Compassion at the Bedside of the Ill
MICHAEL ORTIZ HILL
is a registered nurse, a
Buddhist practitioner, and an initiated medicine man with
tribal people of Zimbabwe. The core of his spiritual
practice has been the refinement and activity of
compassion. He is the author of Dreaming the End of the
World: Apocalypse as a Rite of Passage; Twin from Another
Tribe: The Story of Two Shamanic Healers in Africa and
North America; and The Village of the Water Spirits: The
Dreams of African-Americans (both books with Mandaza
Kandemwa). He is also the author of Conspiracies of
Kindness: The Craft of Compassion at the Bedside of the
and does workshops and lectures on
The Craft of Compassion. He lives in Topanga, California
with his wife Deena Metzger.
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Several years ago my study of dreams brought me to write about
the situation of racism in America.
I was compelled by the idea that
African-American dreams could be most deeply understood from the wisdom tradition
at the source, and so I began exploring the African origins of black American
culture. Eventually I went to Africa and met the Bantu healer Mandaza Kandemwa
To our surprise, as Mandaza initiated me into the medicine tradition of
his people, a mystery began to open up between us. I call this mystery "gathering
in the names” to offer a twist of sweet plurality to Christ’s insight: wherever
two or more are gathered in the name of the sacred, spirit descends, awakens.
— Michael Ortiz Hill
Selections from Michael's book,
Conspiracies of Kindness: The Craft of Compassion at the Bedside of the Ill :