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On Shamanism and Soul Retrieval


As many people have contacted me recently with questions on the shamanic work that I do and what shamanism is, I thought I'd provide a bit of an overview. I've added this information to my website as well. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation.


On Shamanism:  


Shamanism is a practice that is both compatible with the beliefs of many religions and even allows individuals to go deeper into their religious beliefs or, as is often the case, clarify their true spiritual path in terms that fit for them.


The core spirit of shamanism comes through it's deep connection to Nature. Shamans know that we are dependent on nature to survive and that nature means not only the trees and animals, it also means the water, the wind, rocks and all of the spirits that reside in these aspects of Nature.


On Soul Retrieval: 


(Please note this is my account of how my soul retrieval sessions work. Other Shamans may use other practices and, even my sessions may sway from this format based on the needs of the individual.) 


Soul Retrieval work is most beneficial for those who feel that they are stuck in old patterns, feel a part of them has been lost due to trauma (soul loss) or are in need of guidance from their soul's knowing. As a Shaman, I journey for my clients to the underworld and work with guides and Spirit to gain understanding of the part of the client that was lost (soul loss). I then bring back gifts and other energy (and many times an animal spirit) for the client to regain that part of themselves that was lost and come closer to their Divine Self. I blow this energy into my clients chakra system based on guidance provided to complete the process and clear any residual energy from their system.


The full process for Soul Retrieval includes chakra reading, cleansing/clearing and the integration of soul energy which may be blown directly into the chakras. During the session, while the Shaman is journeying (and therefore, in an altered state and not verbally communicating with the client), clients may also journey on their own as the healing is occurring on all levels.


After the session, there is often an integration process that occurs through NLP, sacred drama work, IRT or energy/chakra balancing based on where the client is on their personal journey.


Soul retrieval work is deep work and is not something that is done week after week for integration occurs over time. While it is common to have more than one soul retrieval in a lifetime, it is a tool in healing and one that should be used only when called to do so.


As with many holistic practices, the healing that occurs in the office is the beginning, for the healing continues as new awareness's and learning's arise.


I hope you enjoyed this article.  Blessings, Jenifer Shapiro



Since 1990, Jenifer has been working with individuals and businesses, empowering them in manifesting their goals and connecting to their deeper, intuitive selves/souls.   As a coach, consultant, and holistic practitioner/healer, Jenifer provides her clients with an integrative approach to change and empower utilizing proven holistic methods, professional coaching practices, and solid business acumen to provide a powerful platform for transformation.  As a healer, Jenifer assists individuals in releasing physical maladies and regaining their optimum physical, mental and spiritual health.


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