Here is a list of services Mikkal offers. Please contact us for additional information, and scheduling. Individual Mentoring Consultations (Fire Talks) – Mikkal draws on his decades of Jungian psychotherapy and shamanic counseling to assist you in clarifying your life- calling and heart-path, and for personal empowerment and removing of obstacles that suppress it.This is really about living and inspired and creative life, in which[…]
DOCTORING THE SOUL: Jungian and Shamanic Perspectives Saturday January 27, 2018 In this workshop we will build on active imagination as the classic shamanic journey, and upon the Four Foundational Archetypes of the Sacred Circle (Lover Within, Shaman Within, Warrior Within, and Elder Within as forms of soul development experientially apply it to soul doctoring of our clients, and introduce applications in shamanic energy medicine. These[…]
From the Back of the Book:
In this highly original study, C. Michael Smith draws on phenomenological resources and hermeneutic dialogue to explore the affinities and distinctions between shamanism and Jungian psychology, both rooted ultimately in a heart-centered way if life, and both having highly intricate maps of the human psychic interiors. As the reader adventures through this book he or she will encounter shamanic initiation, dismemberments, disassociation, grief, despair, and soul loss, the healing power of ritual, ecstasy and other altered states. The book explores many rich topics including the role of talismans and amulets, the various levels of the collective unconscious, the archetypal and imaginal perspectives on such phenomena, and implications for psychotherapeutic practice today. In the new preface, the author argues that in the end “It isn’t the fascinating and powerful techniques that are the essential thing, but the person inside, its capacity to live from the heart in Earth-honoring and Nature- attuning ways that is the essential center of the Jung/shamanism interface.”
In Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue, C. Michael Smith has written a “must have” classic for all students of shamanism and Jungian psychology. Thorough, clear and authoritative, Smith writes from first-hand perspective, drawing on his own depth experiences in studying and teaching shamanism and Jungian psychology for decades. As in his previous book, Psychotherapy and the Sacred, he is psychological and spiritual, phenomenological and historical in his unique perspective. Jung was often described as a “shaman” by those who knew him well, but few have had the courage to openly make this claim, and none has presented the case as thoroughly as Smith has. This new preface to this second edition adds a richness of wisdom worth the price of the book.
-Tess Castleman, Training Analyst, The C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich