The Chakras in Shamanic Practice: Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation

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By Susan J. Wright

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Susan J. Wright

Susan J. Wright
Susan J. Wright, a practicing shaman and licensed massage therapist since 1981, is also certified as both a Gestalt psychotherapist and yoga teacher and is a licensed clinical social worker. She created and facilitates a shamanic training program at her healing center, Birth of Venus, in M More...



How to work with the chakra centers to heal unresolved psychic wounds

• Reveals how psychic injuries become lodged within the energy body

• Links one major developmental stage with each major chakra

• Provides a detailed guide to healing and clearing the tensions each chakra holds

The chakra system identifies eight centers in the psycho-anatomy of humans, each one associated with a different part of the physical or energy body. Susan J. Wright, a practicing shaman and Gestalt psychotherapist, uses her own life journey to show that each chakra also is linked to a different stage of emotional and spiritual development. In The Chakras in Shamanic Practice, she identifies eight key developmental stages of life, from birth to old age/death. Each of these life stages has various developmental challenges and potential traumatic events that will likely occur and affect the health and well-being of the individual.

Wright explains that life traumas experienced in particular developmental stages become lodged within the energy body as they cling to their corresponding chakra. By identifying and working with the chakra involved, a doorway can be opened to a world of transformative images, allowing powerful shamanic techniques to heal these psychic wounds. Providing both physical exercises and guided meditations that utilize the techniques of soul retrieval, working with power animals, and transcending trauma, Wright offers practitioners a way to gather and nurture the fragmented parts of their energy body and lead themselves to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
“Susan Wright’s creations epitomize the true meaning of magic. They take us to new levels of consciousness, empowering us to accomplish goals we previously only imagined, to realize our deepest dreams. Read, learn, enjoy--and shapeshift yourself and the world."
From the foreword by John Perkins, bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Shapeshifting, and The World Is As You Dream It

"This book is accessible even to those with no knowledge of the healing arts."
C. Amber Pearce, The Feminist Review, Oct 2007

"This is a wonderful book that blends [Wright's] teachings on shamanic practice, the chakras, and energy healing in a manner that is very understandable for people who have any level of knowledge, from novice to expert."
D. Tigermoon, The Pagan Review, Dec 2007

"Sharing her own personal experiences, the author of The Chakras in Shamanic Practice shows readers how Shamanic practices can be used to heal wounds associated with trauma at each stage of development."
Dr. Tami Brady, TCM Reviews, June 2008