This book brings the wisdom of the ancient healing practice of shamanism together with the insights of contemporary psychology to provide an integrated approach to the treatment of traumatic symptoms.'Soulfulness' has two historic shamanic roots: Mayan and Native American psychology - a psychology of Self - as expressed in the many aspects of the Medicine Wheel, the wheel of health and wholeness; and the Shamanic Journey and Soul Retrieval, as practiced in traditional societies throughout the world, notably the Tungus tribes of Siberia.This book presents the ancient wisdom of shamanic theory and practice in a form which is fit for use within the mainstream of twenty-first century psychotherapeutic endeavour, including an extensive explanation of Shamanic Psychology and a practical description of the ceremonies of the Shamanic Journey and Soul Retrieval.
Table of Contents
1. What this book is about 2. Contemporary shamanism: traditional shamanism's legacy 3. The Medicine Wheel: Shamanic psychology 4. Attachment theory and shamanic psychology 5. Shamanic journey and soul retrieval ceremonies 6. Trauma and the wounded soul: perspectives 7. Trauma and wounded soul: a soulfulness perspective 8. Approaches to the deep psyche: active imagination and dreams 9. Approaches to the deep psyche: soul retrieval 10. Psychotherapy and counselling with soul