Soul Grafting

I have been reading Allie Knowlton’s excellent book, Exploring Our Multidimensional Selves: A Shamanic Perspective and was fascinated by the endless possibilities in the shamanic journey for healing of all kinds. I have been doing journeys lately to find healing for others by asking for a spirit who wants to “join” with someone’s soul, so that both are healed and helped in the merging.

This is like a soul retrieval with the important distinction that the part being integrated is not originally of that soul. The merge could be a helping spirit who wants to give you healing and energy, or a more mutually supportive merge with a spirit who also needs help. The term “soul grafting” strikes me as being apt, and it is an exciting new idea for me.


I do shamanic work for a small fee on Etsy, and always promise to work with people until they are satisfied. Please feel free to visit me here: Shamanic Readings, Soul Retrievals and Healing


Lost and Found


You’d think these days you can’t get lost. But you can.


Are you feeling lost?

Is your heart heavy with loss, with sadness, with fear? Does all seem dark and dim around you?

Let spirit guide you home.


I provide free shamanic services. I can help. I can connect you with a spirit guide, bring lost pieces of your soul back to your heart, and provide guidance towards your soul’s purpose.

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Shamanic Soul Loss and Soul Retrieval


Life takes energy from us violently and traumatically at times. Why this happens is a human question that no human answer will really satisfy. Suffice it to say that suffering affects us all, and when it does, a piece of our personal energy – a piece of our soul – can be severed off from us. We experience this as a piece of ourselves going missing. Losing pieces of ourselves chips away at our power and truth, as well as keeping us from any real healing until the parts are recovered.

For this reason, I advocate a “search and rescue” approach. This means actively seeking our lost parts and working to heal them. I believe it is nearly impossible to get through life without some kind of soul loss, and that people can suffer from deep, crippling soul loss even if they haven’t experienced what they would define as a traumatic event. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and our reactions to events vary from person to person. Also, since I believe a traumatic event can cause soul loss, it follows that until that soul part is found, healed, and re-integrated into the self, one’s memory of that part’s trauma may also be obscured or lost.

How can you know the extent of your soul loss? Consider how you relate to the following symptoms:

  • Constant feelings of sorrow, darkness, or fear
  • Emptiness
  • A driving need for distraction (addiction issues, materialism, avoiding alone time)
  • Feelings of having no purpose or reason to live
  • Lingering, haunting pain from old memories
  • Feeling that something is very wrong with you
  • Symptoms of PTSD (anxiety, depression, hyper vigilance, fear, avoidance of life’s activities), even if you don’t remember a past traumatic event

It is likely that the more you relate to these symptoms, the greater your soul loss is.

Shamanic practitioners who practice soul retrieval might offer instant relief from your suffering and require only faith from the sufferer. I believe that healing and other magic require both faith and action. A practitioner ought not to merely tell someone about the soul part(s) they retrieved, but help that person connect with them personally. As I mentioned, my way of healing advocates “search and rescue” first. I believe finding and building a healing relationship with your lost soul parts is more important than trying to integrate them into yourself immediately. Finding a missing part is the first step towards healing, and beyond that, it’s best not to push. You might end up pushing the lost part away without realizing it. Instead, build a relationship with this soul part just as you would with a spirit guide, and strive to be as honest with yourself as possible.

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Shamanism: Seeing in the Dark

I see the world in pieces. My big secret is that even though I know I’m intelligent, I don’t understand movies or books until I’ve experienced them over and over. I need to collect all the pieces before I see the whole picture and make sense of it. Sometimes even a photograph will baffle me – I don’t know what I’m seeing, or what I’m supposed to see.

Maybe it’s because I’m so fragmented on the inside. I’ve said before that I experience myself as containing multiple souls, multiple personalities. It’s not like the way they portray it on television, where the various personalities are so separate that they don’t communicate well with each other. There’s blending. But you can ask me if I like something, and I’ll have a dozen different answers. I’m just more than one person, inside. 

But there’s a lot about shamanism that has helped me to resolve this.

First of all, shamans are those who can see in the dark, so they say. And seeing in the dark is something I do well. We go for night drives and I know where the animals are, even before my eyes catch a glimmer of them. We carry powerful flashlights and when I know there’s something in a field, far off, we turn on the lights and reveal deer or raccoon. 

Seeing the dark has taught me how to see in the day. I make sense of the pieces of the world by seeing in the dark – by putting my inner senses to good use, and getting a feel for things, intuitively.

And then there’s soul retrieval, which is so akin to how I’ve discovered my inner parts, my personalities, and brought them to light. There’s now four really big pieces inside, four extremely well-developed personalities who are like birds too wild for their cages. Now I have to be brave and start letting them out, to really take control of me and my life for parts of the day. There’s a whole herd of other personalities who don’t need to be out so much, but they get their time too. 

Shamanism has taught me how to honour these personalities like spirits, and know they are real, and incorporate them into the heart of me. There may come a day when all of us inside come together and integrate into one being. But for now, we’re enjoying the journey.