The Anatomy of a Calling

Lissa Rankin


Why The Anatomy of a Calling and Angels Landing in Zion

In The Anatomy of a Calling, Lissa Rankin, MD, makes a simple yet revolutionary claim: We are all, every single one of us, heroes. We are all on what Joseph Campbell calls “a hero’s journey;” we are all on a mission to step into our true nature and fulfill the assignment our souls were sent to Earth to fulfill. Navigating the hero’s journey, Dr. Rankin argues, is one of the cornerstones of living a meaningful, authentic, healthy life.

I read this book while I was training at Movara and it had an immediate impact on me. It helped to validate that I was taking the correct path in life by doing 52 Peaks. I associate this book with my time spent in Utah preparing for a year of mountains and that is why I have paired it with Angels Landing in Zion, which is one of my most sacred spaces.


More About The Anatomy of a Calling

In clear, engaging prose, Lissa describes her entire spiritual journey for the first time–beginning with what she calls her “perfect storm” of events–and recounts the many transformative experiences that led to a profound awakening of her soul. Through her father’s death, her daughter’s birth, career victories and failures, and an ongoing struggle to identify as both a doctor and a healer, Lissa discovers a powerful self-awareness.

As she shares her story, she encourages you to find out where you are on your own journey, offering inspiring guideposts and practices along the way. With compelling lessons on trusting intuition, surrendering to love, and learning to see adversity as an opportunity for soul growth, The Anatomy of a Calling invites you to make a powerful shift in consciousness and reach your highest destiny.