by Nick Brink
New book is now available:
The Power of Ecstatic Trance: Practices for Healing,Spiritual Growth, and Accessing the Universal Mind
A guide to ecstatic trance for spiritual and emotional development, spirit journeying, and connecting to the collective unconscious.
- Describes more than 20 ecstatic trance postures for healing, divination, spirit journeys, shape-shifting, past-life recovery, and connecting to the Akashic field
- Explores the physiology and psychology of ecstatic trance journeying
- Provides guidance for those with little or no experience as well as methods to deepen practice
Over the millennia shamanic trance journeying has been used as a way of healing, of providing answers to questions, and of offering solutions to individual, family, and community problems. Though traditionally it was the shaman of the community who went on such journeys, the revolutionary work of the late anthropologist Felicitas Goodman shows that we all have these shamanic powers. Her research on the body postures found in ancient primitive art and in the practices of contemporary shamans offers each of us the ability to experience ecstatic trance journeys firsthand.
A student of Belinda Gore, psychologist Nicholas Brink examines more than 20 traditional trance postures for divination, decision making, letting go of guilt and grief, healing of illness and emotional pain, spirit journeys, shape-shifting, interacting with animal spirits and the dead, and discovering past lives. Exploring the physiology and psychology of ecstatic journeying, he offers guidance for those with little or no experience as well as methods for longtime practitioners to deepen their practice and reclaim the extrasensory power of our ancient ancestors. Offering solid theories of how ecstatic trance triggers healing and spiritual development, Brink explains how trance journeying allows us to tap into the collective unconscious, or Universal Mind, and access the information matrix of the Akashic field.
Nicholas E. Brink, Ph.D., is a psychologist who has maintained a private clinical practice since 1977. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, a past board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and a past president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery. He is also the author of the 2002 book, Grendel and His Mother: Healing the Traumas of Childhood Through Dreams, Imagery and Hypnosis. A certified teacher of ecstatic trance with the Felicitas Goodman Institute, he lives in Coburn, Pennsylvania.