The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art & Science of Magical Healing

The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art & Science of Magical Healing

by J. A. Kent PhD


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Explore the resurgence of magical and shamanic healing in the world today. Recovering from disease, pain, and mental illness often means addressing otherworldly causes such as soul loss, soul fragmentation, or invasive spirits. Interviewing modern shamanic practitioners and sharing her own experiences as a psychotherapist and healer, author J. A. Kent, PhD, shows how ritual practice and mystical experience can be used as tools to foster profound spiritual and psychological growth.

Through exploration of otherworldly phenomena, the Western mystery traditions, and the author’s psychotherapy case studies, this book shows how the Goddess represents the numinous reality of the universe while the Shaman represents the archetypal figure that can access the other side to bring forth knowledge and healing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738740423
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,171,791
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

J. A. Kent, PhD (Sydney, Australia) has practiced and taught High Magic and Wicca and has taught university courses in the fields of educational and developmental psychology. She has degrees in teaching, a post-graduate degree in counseling/psychotherapy, and a doctorate in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney. She is a natural psychic and has been trained in herbal medicine, homoeopathic medicine, and hypnotherapy.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1        The Seeker, the Dreamer, the Pagan, and the Rebel   

Chapter 2        The Turning Point: A Qualitative Shift – Out of the body Experiences       

Chapter 3        The Great Goddess and Her World   

Chapter 4        The Magical Warrior: The Shaman    

Chapter 5        The Nature of Ritual  

Chapter 6        Sanity and Madness  

Chapter 7        Shamanism and Psychosis     

Chapter 8        The Goddess in the Consulting Room           

Chapter 9        Entering The Elphame: The Transforming Power Of Ritual Part 1  

Chapter 10      Entering The Elphame: The Transforming Power Of Ritual Part 2  

Chapter 11      Incursions From The Elphame Part 1 -Invasion by a “Foreign Power”        

Chapter 12      Incursions From The Elphame Part 2

Chapter 13      Incursions From The Elphame Part 3

Chapter 14      The Politics Of Madness Part 1        

Chapter 15      The Politics Of Madness Part 2        

Chapter 16      The Grail Family       

Chapter 17      The Modern Shamans

Chapter 18      Animals And The Elphame   

Chapter 19      Drawing the Threads Together          



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