Many people these days feel a sense that something is missing from modern-day life. They feel a yearning for something that is not met by money, possessions, human interactions or even by religions. Alongside this may be a disenchantment with consumerist culture, and concerns about the impact that we humans are having on the natural world. If this in any way describes you, then this book is for you.
For many centuries, earth-based spiritual practices have been persecuted and suppressed all over the world. They have been replaced by materialism, the myth of human supremacy, and with ungrounded religions. We have lost our connection with nature, our spiritual connection with the natural world. We have tamed most of the Earth to the extent that little true wilderness is left. We have destroyed indigenous cultures who lived in harmony with the environment for thousands of years. We have domesticated not only the world around us but ourselves too. In doing so, we have lost our way. We have become uprooted and adrift and are killing the ecosystems to which we belong.
The ancient practice of shamanism cultivates a deep spiritual connection to the Earth. It is not a religion. There is no dogma, and no belief is required. Instead, it offers practical methods that can heal our sense of disconnection and provides a template for living in a healthy relationship with the Earth. Therapeutic Shamanism is rooted in these ancient practices and shows us how we can take them forward and make them relevant to modern-day life.
Following on from the highly-acclaimed first volume in this series, “Rewilding Yourself”’ (Volume 2 in the Therapeutic Shamanism Series) is an in-depth and comprehensive guide, uniquely dedicated to shamanic lower-world practices. Eye-opening and full of life-changing insights, it also provides a practical, step-by-step guide to reconnecting to the sacredness of the earth and to (re)discovering the deep, wild and connected roots of your own, true soul.
Praise for “The Shamanic Journey”, the first book in this series. ‘The best book about shamanism that I have ever read’. “Practical, compassionate and wise”. “Clearly and intelligently written from a firm foundation of knowledge and experience”. “Intelligent and 'down to earth”. “A fantastic book!”. “Absorbing and fascinating”. “A very special and important book”. “Un-put-down-able”. “Life-changing”. “A clear map to an ethical, peaceful, grounded way of being”. “Very relevant and necessary for contemporary society”. “Full of profound wisdom and practical guidance”. “An instant classic”. “A beautifully crafted book”. “Thoughtful, accessible and practical”. “Warm, grounded and encouraging”. “Intelligent, beautifully written, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and deeply engaging.”.
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Table of Contents
Chapter One. The Roots of Therapeutic Shamanism.
Chapter Two. Finding the real lower-world.
Chapter Three. Human lower-world Guides.
Chapter Four The Transformation Practices.
Chapter Five. What Genuine Lower-World Journeys Are Like.
Chapter Six. Intrusions and their extraction.
Chapter Seven. Being possessed.
Chapter Eight. Disentangling, expanding, and just being.
Next Books in the Series.
About the Author.
Courses and Training.
Finding a Shamanic Practitioner.
Glossary of Shamanic Terminology.