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The Book of Shamanic Healing
The Book of Shamanic Healing

By: Kristin Madden
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738702711
English  |  264 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
6 x 9, 264 pp., glossary, bibliog, resource guide, notes, index
Pub Date: December 2002
Price: $16.99 US,  $19.50 CAN
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List of Exercises xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xxi


1 Wounded Healers 1


2 Preparing to Heal 17

Personal Preparation 19

Preparing the Room 25

Meeting and Greeting 29

Payment 33

Healing for Friends 36

A Team Effort 37

Preparing for Healing Emergencies 40


3 The Healer’s Toolkit 45

The Healing Altar 48

A Healer’s Bookshelf 51

Herbs 52

Animals 57

Homeopathy 59

Bodywork 59

Diet 60

Exercise 61

Breathing 62

Spells 65

Divination 67


4 Energy Work 75

Healing Stones 76

Color Healing 87


5 Dream Work 89

Lucid Dreaming 90

Dream Interpretation 95

Nightmares 97


6 Through the Drum 101

Silencing the Drums 102

The Drum as Partner 103

Developing a Relationship 105

Feeding the Drum 106

Talking Drums 109

Healing Rhythms 110

Rituals 115

Drum Circles 120

Healing Postures 121

Drumming the Journey 122


7 Divine Inspiration 129

Creating from Spirit 131

Mask-making 134

Singing the Spirit 136

Incantations 143


8 Into the Shadows 145

Storytelling 155

Divination Decks 157


9 Retrieval and Extraction 161

Soul Retrieval 162

Extraction 178

Depossession 182

Purification 184


10 The Healing Universe 189

The Gaian Connection 190

The Link to the Stars 201


11 Living in Balance 207

Ethics of Healing 210


Rhythm Resources 213

Recommended Reading 217

Glossary 221

References 225

Index 227

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