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Articles on Shamanism


You can download articles on shamanism, soul retrieval, power animals and shamanic healing here (you will need Adobe reader to open them, If you have not already got it installed, you can download it for free here). I hope you enjoy them!


Soul Loss and Soul Retrieval.

The concept of soul loss, and the practices of soul retrieval, is absolutely fundamental to shamanic healing. Most people in the modern world suffer from multiple soul loss, ans shamanism holds the key to recovery.


Mending the Past with Shamanism: the legacy of our family and ancestral inheritance.

An article exploring how ancestral and family patterns affect us, and how shamanic work, including shamanic family constellation therapy, can result in healing the past and mending the future.



The ‘Year of Living Shamanically’ series. An exploration of the Medicine Wheel from a shamanic perspective, and an exploration as to how to use the wheel as a guide for living more in touch with the seasons and rhythms of the year...


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 1: The Medicine Wheel.


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 2: Imbolc.


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 3: The Spring Equinox.


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 4: Beltane.


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 5: The Summer Solstice.


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 6: Lammas.


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 7: The Autumn Equinox.


A Year Of Living Shamanically Part 8: Samhain (Halloween).


A Year of Living Shamanically Part 9: (Winter Solstice).



The Power Animal Essences are similar to flower essences. They carry the archetypal energy of specific animals, and can act as a bridge between us and the animal world, helping us to draw upon an animal’s qualities in a gentle and supportive way. As well as being a guide to the essences themselves, the 20 page booklet outlines the traditional meanings of over seventy animals, and can be used as a useful resource of animal meanings...


Power Animal Essences


Here are some of the course handouts...


OK, I’ve got a Power Animal. Now what?


Power dynamics and shamanic counselling


Components of Therapeutic Shamanism


Guiding Principles of Therapeutic Shamanism


Channels and senses


A Guide to Shamanic Terminology


Symptoms of Soul Loss, and the Effects of Soul Retrieval


Preparing Oneself for Doing Shamanic Work


Giving and Receiving Feedback



Miscellaneous...


The Five Elements (Chart)


Five Element Diagnosis


Borderline Personality Disorder



Reichian Character Types...


Character Type 1


Character Type 2


Character Type 3


Character Type 4


Character Type 5


Character Type 6

Therapeutic Shamanism

Articles on shamanism by Paul Francis. Includes: information about totem power animal; a series of articles exploring the medicine wheel, the solstices, equinoxes and other sabbats from a shamanic perspective; soul loss and soul retrieval; ancestral and family healing with shamanism.