This introduction to healing starts here in part 1. If you haven’t, we do recommend that you start there.
Psychopomp is an interesting word. It is another form of spiritual/shamanic healing. Psychopomp literally means: to help the souls cross over. Shamans, help the souls cross over to the other side, because they know the terrain of the spirit world, and may have even journeyed through the realms, where the dead pass. They also know how to find lost souls, and bring them back or escort them to their places. (ie soul retrieval) My psychopomp practice is based mostly on compassion; compassion for an energy that is stuck between the worlds in limbo unsure of how to move on. Psychopomp work can apply to an individual soul haunting a house, to an entire village wiped out by a natural disaster. Some shamans are not drawn to work with the souls of the dead, and some souls simply do not want help. If a shaman encounters a soul that has no desire to move on, it is best to respect their wishes, thank them for their time, and move on.
When we connect to the mundane and the sacred at the same time, healing work can be done. We work to create a greater balance and harmony of energy and spirit. We work to bring back, to our conscious world, an awareness and understanding, from the spirit world.
As we move together, throughout this site we will explore journey techniques which will enable us to journey to the spiritual cause of problems. A particular problem of everyday life might have very different spiritual cause. In other words, illness that looks exactly the same symptomatically, in two different people, might be the manifestation of different underlying situations. In one person, depression and fatigue can be caused from a spiritual injury to the heart; while the same symptoms might be caused from excessive worry in another.
Once we gain an understanding of the illness, we then have a variety of ways of healing it. A few of the primary methods of diagnosis we will be concentrating on will be lithomancy (rock divination), rock vibration, rattle communication and journey work.