What relevance can shamanism, a tradition forged in humanity’s past, have to our modern lives? So often mental health issues are treated with drugs prescribed by a clinical, and thus removed, doctor. But it seems that this ‘solution’ only delays or dulls the patient’s symptoms, rather than deal with the crux of the issue. Shamanic cultures view mental health issues as an imbalance with the spirit and believe that to rectify this, only those who have traversed the same journey can reveal the path. There is a much deeper connection explored, not only to one’s own spirit, but also to the world around us. This book looks at the values and practices of shamanism, as well as its pitfalls, and draws on personal experience to express this alternative form of healing. By looking at reality from this alternative perspective, the reader can understand mental health issues in a totally different way.
256pp, 216 x 135 mm, Paperback, 2021, RRP £12.99