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It seems that healing: the sort that can bring about deep & lasting change often takes place beyond the everyday – behind the scenes of what appears solid – in the realm of the imaginal – the mysterious dimension known through the ages to shamans, story-makers, musicians as well as to various types of modern day psychotherapists & healing practitioners who guide their clients into these dreamy, otherworldly realms – where things closer to the source of our pain can be observed from different perspectives – and what is discovered here – in these extra-ordinary realms - can be re-framed, re-configured so to speak so that that our experience of the ordinary, everyday present, past and future can be profoundly changed.
Sometimes as we go through life we suffer trauma of various sorts and in varying degrees. Our bodies and emotions are hurt but our souls too are often wounded and cannot move on and remain stuck or trapped if you like, energetically speaking. The rest of the self goes on, grows up and continues with life yet these parts, these fragments of the soul remain, often at the site of the trauma. Then the shaman or wise persons of the tribe are needed to return to these sites with their clients and to guide them back into consciousness, into the whole so to speak so that life may continue and healing can occur.
The ancient storytellers, themselves shamans and wise ones of their tribe assisted in this process through the gentle art of story making, enabling the listener to enter non - ordinary time, to view their predicament, transposed into a fairy-tale idiom, and to begin to understand the many different ways in which healing can be brought about.
THE EAGLE WOMAN - a tale of recovery after loss
An ancient north american folktale of miraculous healing through dance, song and the return of laughter after tragedy and sadness.
Music - Miffy's Harp - composed and performed by David Johnson
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Anne Maria Clarke
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