of a Mother, Healer, and Lover
“....a brave adventurer who discovered her own life.”
— Kirkus Reviews
In her debut memoir, My Journey through War and Peace, Melissa Burch told the compelling story of how she braved a war zone as a young woman and found her voice as a filmmaker and feminist.
Yearning for Magic continues Melissa’s adventures as she explores new horizons as a mother, lover and healer. She learned that while traveling with the Mujahadeen was hard, it took just as much courage to face down her fears on home soil, grapple with infertility and embark on her new calling as a homeopathic healer.
Join Burch as she discovers meaning and joy in surprising places: from a christening on a Greek Island to life in an East Village Quaker community, and from a miraculous healing in Brazil to a life-changing spiritual experience in India.
Her most daring journey was her voyage within. “Sometimes I kept having the same thought over and over. I must do something that felt exciting and fearful, like rappelling off a cliff — most often this idea worked out for the best,” Burch recalls. Yearning for Magic will inspire you to stay open to the unknown, listen to your inner wisdom, learn to live in the here and now …. and seek out your own heroine’s journey.
“Yearning for Magic is a beautifully written, brutally honest account of a woman going through the adventure of motherhood and its revelation of new layers of knowledge and spirituality. After having her child, Melissa Burch’s mind opened to realms of conscious parenting, passionate long-term marriage and energy healing— all deeply connected to her newly discovered womanly potential. Her journey brought her to Homeopathic Medicine, a gentle system with deep and long lasting curative effects that the author ended up fully embracing to the point of becoming a practitioner. In the age where motherhood is taken for granted and mothers become unsung heroes with little or no soulful information about how bringing children to the world transforms women’s views and stances, this book is a jewel to be coveted by any woman who needs a map to navigate our life experiences as females, mothers, lovers and wives.”
~ Susana Aikin, Award Winning Author of “We Shall See the Sky Sparkling,” and Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker
“Yearning for Magic speaks of miracles. The miracle of conception for Melissa Burch does not come easily—in fact, this adventuring, danger seeking filmmaker and author of My Journey Through War and Peace now encounters a different kind of war: one with her own body.Not to give away important points but her determination to conceive completely reverses the course of her life in unimaginable ways. She discovers a new passion in homeopathy and simultaneously discovers in herself the power to heal. Read this book for the many spiritual miracles you’ll find. Read it for a path into how our collective mind, our hive mind is beginning to shift. Read it if you Yearn for Magic.”
~ Charlene Jones, Author of “My Impossible Life”