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This is the book that your Soul has been waiting for you to find.
Modern-day society is not designed to help us find our Soul. Instead, we have lost our way and lead domesticated and tamed lives, cut off both from our own true nature and from the natural world too. These days, the sad truth is that most people live and die without knowing who they really are, never knowing the magnificent being that Mother Earth intended them to be.
This was not always the case. In recovering the wisdom and knowledge of our hunter-gatherer shamanic ancestors, we can remember what we are meant to be. If we free ourselves from the distorted stories that our culture tells us, we discover that our true nature is something that is altogether more beautiful and profound than we have been led to believe. We remember how to live in right-relationship with ourselves, with each other as humans, and with the more-than-human world too.
For our shamanic and animist ancestors knew that healthy humans are not separate or superior to nature, but a part of nature. They knew that the world is alive and conscious, full of intelligent and sentient beings with gifts of healing and wisdom for us. They knew that we belonged, a part of a living and greater whole.
Drawing on both ancient shamanic wisdom and knowledge from modern-day psychotherapy, and with easy-to-follow, practical and effective exercises, this book helps you wake up and free yourself from the illusions that we live under. It guides you step-by-step along the path of finding your authentic Soul – the grounded, embodied and inter-connected being that you were born to be. It helps you come home to your Soul.
[This book is the third in the ‘Therapeutic Shamanism’ series. It is not necessary to have read the other books in the series first. However, this book does assume prior knowledge of the shamanic realms, and the ability to do shamanic journeys for yourself.]
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: Remembering Our Place in the World
CHAPTER TWO: Animals, Plants and Stones
CHAPTER THREE: The Human Story
CHAPTER FOUR: Finding Your Deep Soul
CHAPTER FIVE: Finding Your Tribe
CHAPTER SIX: Wise Elders and Healthy Power
CHAPTER SEVEN: Healing Our Mother-Wound
CHAPTER EIGHT: Living a Soulful Life
NEXT BOOKS IN THE SERIES
COURSES, TRAINING AND RESOURCES
FINDING A SHAMANIC PRACTITIONER
GLOSSARY OF TERMS