Chamanismo: la vía de la mente nativa

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Editorial Kairós, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 174 pages
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In two parts, this concise and convivial exploration explains what shamanism entails, describes who shaman are and what they do, and chronicles the various contributions of shamanism to psychology, spirituality, and medicine. It goes on to provide an introduction to the shamanistic vision through firsthand accounts of the author’s own travels throughout various regions of Latin America. It also investigates the possible connections between shamanism and depth psychology--the psychoanalytic approach to therapy and research that takes the unconscious into account--with which it shares various assumptions and techniques. What emerges is a thoroughly profound picture of a way of thought that proposes a genuine integration among human beings, nature, and the cosmos and that offers answers to crises, pain, sickness, and death.


En dos partes, esta exploraci n concisa y amena explica qu es el chamanismo, quienes son y qu hacen los chamanes, y describe las diversas aportaciones del chamanismo, tanto para la psicolog a y la espiritualidad como para la medicina. Luego provee una introducci n a la visi n cham nica a trav s de relatos de primera mano de los viajes del autor mismo en diferentes regiones de Am rica Latina. Tambi n indaga en los posibles puentes entre el chamanismo y la psicolog a profunda--el enfoque psicoanal tico a la terapia y la investigaci n que toma en cuenta el inconsciente--con la que comparte varios supuestos y t cnicas. Lo que resulta es una profunda imagen de un modo de pensamiento que propugna una genuina integraci n entre el ser humano, la naturaleza y el cosmos y que ofrece respuestas a las situaciones de crisis, dolor, enfermedad y muerte.

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Qué es chamanismo?
Qué es un chamán?
El viaje chamánico
Métodos chamánicos
Confrontación conflictos y encuentros
El chamanismo inspirador
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Manuel Almendro is a clinical psychologist and a member of the European Federation of Psychology Association. He is the director of Oxígeme, a center of psychological integration, and the author of many articles and books in his native Spanish. Pablo Amaringo is a former shaman in the Peruvian rainforest and is now a painter and instructor at the Usko-Ayar School, which he founded.

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