American Shaman: An Odyssey of Global Healing Traditions

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 264 pages
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In addition to telling the story of Bradford Keeney, the first non-African to be inducted as a shaman in both the Kung Bushman and Zulu cultures, the authors present applications of indigenous shamanistic concepts to the practice of helping and healing.
 

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Contents

The Zulu Conflict
3
Dancing under the Stars
17
What It Means to Be a Shaman
41
The Psychiatrist Wanted to Be a Priest the Psychologist Wanted to Be a Shaman
61
Healing through Touch
75
The Circles of Life
93
Shamanic Concepts Applied to Helping and Healing
113
Who Is Not in the Room?
115
Evoking the Sacred
143
Multiple Modalities
159
Arousal
175
Therapeutic Tasks and Ordeals
193
Paradox and Duality
205
Love over Power
225
Shamanic Principles Applied to Everyday Life
239
Epilogue
255

The Value of Play
127

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Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph.D., is Chair of the Counseling Department at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored a dozen texts for counselors and therapists that are used in universities around the world and a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Dr. Kottler has been an educator for twenty-five years and has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He has served as a Fullbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000), as well as worked as a Visiting Professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.

Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In addition to serving as the long-time Editor of The Family Journal, he is the author of 25 books in the areas of family therapy, marital enrichment, consultation, and Adlerian psychology. Jon has also developed and produced over 100 commercial videotapes that feature the most prominent leaders in the field (including the professionals featured in this book) demonstrating their theories in actions. These videos are used to train the next generation of practitioners.

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