Soul Retrieval—What Will They Come Up with Next?

This practice is associated with shamans (and so, possibly a Native American connection). In this context, the word soul doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing Christians mean by the soul. One promoter (Kenn Day, “Post-Tribal Shamanism,” Whole Living Journal, Mar/Apr ’17) blames our problems (addictions, abuse, etc.) on the idea that we’ve become disconnected from “our ancestors and spirits that…

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Shamanism?

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Columbus Monthly (OH) magazine (July 2016 issue) had a story about a reiki center. Among other “professional therapies” offered at that location were “shamanic services.” Shamanism is defined by Webster’s as: “religion . . . characterized by belief in an unseen world of gods, demons, and ancestral spirits responsive only to the shaman.” It’s interesting that reiki practitioners (including ones…

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