Posts tagged ‘wounded’

December 7, 2012

Medicine Man

Medicine Man

“The wounded healer is an archetype for a shamanic traii and journey. This process is important to the young shaman. S/he undergoes a type of sickness that pushes her or him to the brink of death. This happens for two reasons:

1.The shaman crosses over to the under world. This happens so the shaman can venture to its depths to bring back vital information for the sick, and the tribe.
2.The shaman must become sick to understand sickness. When the shaman overcomes her or his own sickness s/he will hold the cure to heal all that suffer. This is the uncanny mark of the wounded healer”

Joan Halifax- ‘Shaman: The Wounder Healer’

foto and drawing c.Crina Radu, nov 2012

ps. let us discover the medicine man inside each of us…