Healing Approach Based on the Early Roots of Daoism – Shamanism

 

The early roots of all healing can be attributed to “shamanistic” approaches with an embracing and deeper approach to forces that one cannot easily understand with the rational mind.  Such a process entailed a willingness to connect with one’s own “nature” and its inseparability with the “totality” of all that permeates around us (including realms that may not always be perceptible in everyday consciousness).

Since the formative centuries involved in the development of Daoism evolved around self-cultivation and tuning into “nature,” the early practices of Daoism in healing are often associated with shamanism.

This evening talk will explore some of the practices of early Daoism and how these “shamanistic” tools can be relevant and even instrumental in the healing process.