shamanic soul retrieval
A W E L C O M I N G H O M E. A shamanic soul retrieval is a powerful spiritual ceremony based upon ancient indigenous healing traditions. It is considered transpersonal in nature and includes elements of energy and vibrational medicine. The source of this beautiful healing ceremony begins nearly 40,000 years ago, predating all conventional medicine and therapies that are used today. Because these practices have endured for tens of thousands of years, and are common across most cultures throughout history, shamanism and soul retrieval are seen as truly remarkable forms of healing and spirituality.
At its core, the soul retrieval ceremony embodies the shaman’s greatest objective: to bring medicine to his or her people that facilitates the integration of soul, mind, body, and right relationship to the environment. Through prayer, sacred objects and plant medicine; drumming, and journeying to non-ordinary reality; and with the assistance of spirit helpers, ancestors and power animals, the shaman gathers and returns the fragmented portions of our souls, restoring us to wholeness. It is believed that in this way each one of us can become complete and able to live to our full potential as human beings.
Soul retrieval is the definitive healing modality in spirit medicine because
it affords a reunion of dissociated soul part(s) with the person’s life essence,
thereby allowing individuals to have more of themselves available to
live their lives in the present moment.
—Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. & Jill Kuykendall, RPT
Spirit Medicine (2004)
or physical trauma can cause a piece of our soul essence to break off,
or fragment, in order to continue living — this is referred to as soul
loss. Psychology calls this dissociation and it is considered a survival
response. It happens for our protection by allowing the trauma to be
experienced indirectly, or even to be forgotten.
Soul loss symptoms:
• Feelings of being fragmented, of not being all here
• Blocked memory—an inability to remember parts of one’s life
• Being unable to feel love or receive love from another
• Emotional remoteness
• A sudden onset of apathy or listlessness
• A lack of initiative, enthusiasm, or joy
• A failure to thrive
• An inability to make decisions or discriminate
• Chronic negativity
• Suicidal tendencies
• Melancholy or despair
• Chronic depression
—Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. & Jill Kuykendall, RPT Spirit Medicine (2004)
Do you ever have a difficult time staying “present” in your body?
Questions to ask when considering soul retrieval:
sometimes feel as if you’re outside your body observing it as you would
Do you ever feel numb, apathetic, or deadened?
Do you suffer from chronic depression?
Do you have problems with your immune system?
Were you chronically ill as a child?
Do you have gaps in your memory of your life after age five?
sense that you may have blocked out significant traumas in your life?
Do you struggle with addictions to, for example, alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or gambling?
Do you find yourself looking to external things to fill up an internal void or emptiness?
Have you had difficulty moving on with your life after a divorce or death of a loved one?
Do you suffer from multiple personality syndrome?
—Sandra Ingerman, M.A. Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self (1991)
ceremony may also include other forms of vibrational medicine in addition
to return of the soul parts, thus providing opportunities for even
deeper healing and evolution. Examples of this are: energy extraction
work, power animal retrieval, psychopomp work, and ancestral or
We may think that we want to confront these lost parts of our soul...in
psychology, we’re taught to analyze those aspects of ourselves, but in
soul retrieval, we neither dissect nor deny these lost soul parts —
instead, we acknowledge and heal them, and integrate them back into the
whole of our being.
Once that part of your soul is recovered, you need to help her mature and grow up feeling safe.
You need to attend to her, nurture her, and make room for her in your life.
—Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval (2005)
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