Title: The Book of Shamanic Healing
Author: Kristen Madden
Kristen’s writing comes from the heart. A heart that has grown and changed with the lessons she has learnt. Trained through her family of origin, as well as, what appears to be, a very deep and genuine connection to Spirit. She conveys her understandings of shamanisn in very easy to read language. There are no direct connections in her work, to specific tribes origins. Her book offers very practical advice, coupled with good directions to experience spiritual connection and healing work.
Reading her book you can find yourself in her words. She takes the reader on a very direct route to spirit, offering, along the way, her wisdom, experience and understandings. Her explanations are simple, leaving room for the reader to decide, on their own, the relativity of the exercises, to their own practice.
She does not present her information, as a cultural, or lineage, based system to healing. Any practioner of shamanism, whether brand new, or having a longer practice, will recognize the techniques she describes. Not all of the practices she describes form a neo-shamanic practice. She incorporates various healing modalities, such as Reiki, Homeopathy, crystal therapy, among others. Neo-Shamansim allows for the expansion of the term shamanism.
Kristen provides information on such shamanic healing techniques as Extraction, Soul Retrieval, Drum Healing and the basic shamanic journey. She provides many exercises, making this workbook accessible to anyone on a journey to discover what healing methods work for them.