Soul retrieval, shamanism, is an ancient practice enjoying a revival in alternative therapy circles today. In shamanism’s original form, such as the Andean tradition, shamans are healers who serve their community in many ways. One of the healing methods they employ is to “travel” in a dream state to locate and recover the lost soul fragments of their patients. The shaman then returns them to their owners and in this way, restores them to wholeness.
In a Clearing session, we may discover that parts of the soul have fragmented and are now missing, leaving one with the feeling that in some way, they are no longer whole. This fragmentation could be the result of a traumatic event. Another possibility is a shattering of the whole as a consequence of an intense experience that is ecstatically wonderful, but too much energy for the consciousness to hold.
We may also notice parts of others have become attached, or a client may have implanted a fragment of their soul in someone else. In all of these instances, soul fragment retrieval, a form of shamanism will be carried out.
Soul fragment retrieval differs from the traditional practice of shamanism in that the client is an active participant in the process. They are assisted to notice what is missing within them. Then lost fragments are called back and, with the help of the angels, returned and reunited. In the same way, soul fragments of others that have attached to the client will be carried back to the one they belong to.