• Karel James Bouse


This chapter briefly recapitulates the findings and conclusions of the preceding chapters. It postulates that further expanded research into Neo-shamans and their practice encompassing a larger participant base than the 2017 study has potential value to psychologists to understanding Neo-shamanic lifeworlds in particular and other alternative lifeworlds and spiritualities (e.g. New Age, Wiccan) in general. It explores the benefits of employing Neo-shamanic practice and skilled, professional Neo-shamanic practitioners acting as healers as adjuncts to traditional psychotherapy. Finally, it asks the question “What if?” research into the expanded lifeworlds of Neo-shamans which incorporates anomalous phenomena and experiences could result in Kuhnian paradigm shift in our cultural perception of reality.


Neo-shamanism Psychotherapy Alternative lifeworlds Anomalous phenomena Paradigm shift 


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  1. 1.Institute of Esoteric PsychologyLoudonUSA

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