Shamanic Healing: Traditional Medicine for the Modern World Foreword by ALBERTO VILLOLDO
"This intriguing book is a call to action and a challenge to integrate shamanic knowledge about health care with modern science." John Perkins, New York Times Bestselling Author
"...an extraordinary personal journey that upends our conventional understanding of medicine and healing." Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD – Founder of Blue Spirit Costa Rica and Omega Institute
Our society is in the midst of a public health crisis, which deserves a robust public debate. Despite spending over 3 trillion dollars a year (17.8% of the US economy) on healthcare, 42% of Americans distrust the medical and pharmaceutical industries. 60% of all Americans are on one pill or another. 10% of all Americans are depressed, 18% suffer from anxiety, and 15% take five or more pills daily. More than one thousand Americans die in our hospitals each day as a result of preventable causes. 39% of all Americans spend over 30 billion dollars annually on alternative medicine. Costs and premiums are rising, quality of services are declining. We can, and must, do better.
Itzhak Beery, leading shamanic healer, teacher, activist and author, offers us a new model to transform our reactive, hit-and-run Sickcare into a holistic Healthcare. He calls for the inevitable return of result-oriented, low-tech, low-cost, shamanic medicine, which uses natural elements, spirit, and the healing power of a caring community, as practiced by indigenous societies for millennia. He envisions the marriage of science and technology with mystery and compassionate heart. He believes we all share this vision of a true healing of the physical, mental, and spiritual states of the whole person, which directly affects the future of humanity and the planet.
In his new book, Itzhak invites you to meet his teachers and learn about his personal journey from a skeptic to a believer. He describes the contrasts between the two health systems, what shamanic healing really is, who can become a shaman, the source of all illnesses, the reasoning behind the elements used and their mystic symbolism. He provides step-by-step instructions on many healing teachings, ceremonies, and techniques. Such as the powerful La Limpia–energy cleansing, diagnostic and divination readings, protection techniques from negative energies, soul retrieval, de-possession, and additional healing tips. Also included are thirty true and inspiring healing stories in which the power of the mystery and ancient know-how changed and healed modern peoples’ lives, and freed them from panic attacks, PTSD, depression, grief, relationship problems, and relieved cancer, schizophrenia, chronic pain and other maladies.
We owe it to our grandchildren and future generations to be awakened and reclaim our own medicine.
********** Sources:Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Patient Safety, A 2010 Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Health Statistics, New England Journal of Medicine.