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ERIC Number: EJ949557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
In the Pause and Listening to the Little People: A Folk Healer's Journey
Robbins, Rockey; Hong, Ji; Jennings, Aaron M.
Counseling Psychologist, v40 n1 p93-132 Jan 2012
This article employs a qualitative case study approach to describe the views and perspectives of a folk healer (White Bear) regarding spiritual healing. White Bear argues for a mobile, in-the-moment form of diagnosis and a "pause," in which the mind ceases to tyrannize and the healer is no longer absorbed in his or her emotions. He contends that a healer can benefit from aligning with spirits (he calls them Little People) who can help achieve the necessary states of anonymity and nonjudgment required for healing work. Throughout the study, theoretical and empirical findings in the field of psychology are cited in an effort to support or question rather than validate or invalidate White Bear's mystical wisdom. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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