Michael Picucci has survived HIV, heart attacks, cancer, and the loss of many loved ones. Beyond merely coping, he has thrived—but how? This book explains. Mixing vivid life stories and simple, step-by-step creative ritual exercises, Picucci offers readers a self-empowering path to energetic healing through contact with what he calls ‘healing resources.’ These resources are varied but center on a higher power that can be accessed through ritual. Ritual, he explains, allows anyone to tap into the ‘instinctual brain’ that is traumatized by the unnatural demands of modern life, and further into the ‘shamanistic brain’ that opens the way to four important energetic pathways: awakening the felt-senses of the body; resolving emotional traumas; communicating with the instinctive self; and journeying into the ‘spirit world,’ the worlds of light, energy, and consciousness. Ritual as Resource shows how to stimulate dormant internal energy to heal and transform the troubled self.