Pretend there is a magnet at your core, unknown to you, silently pulling you towards a place you have read about but have been reluctant to go yourself. You see, you live in a space managed by your ego. It’s not an entirely peaceful space, but you’re accustomed to it.
Dealing with “soul loss” is at the heart of shamanic work. We speak of “soul Loss” when an individual closes part of their natural self off to life. Obviously, this can happen for many reasons. And like an individual, a culture can also suffer soul loss. Today many of us are concerned about what has happened to theRead more
One of the intriguing things about traditional healing is that its practice is remarkably similar no matter where you go. Traditional healers from different disciplines can often work together because after thousands of years of refinement they have independently distilled the healing process to its essential and most effective essence. Regardless of race, culture or geography, when itRead more
In the Western world, healing is a lot like plumbing repair. You fix what is broken. A bad heart is simply a bad heart and you deal with it. And we have developed some simply phenomenal techniques and technologies for doing that. In more traditional societies the healing process requires that in addition to dealing with the immediateRead more
If you lived in a traditional society and presented your tribal shaman with a case of cancer, arthritis, heart disease, snakebite or the breakup of a relationship, the shaman would address the immediate problem and then search for the deeper emotional or psychic disturbance that was causing your dilemma. In traditional societies, the healing process requires that theRead more