Drawing on the little known style of kataphatic or shamanistic spiritual direction and blending insights from transpersonal psychology, The Soul Friend presents a new model of spiritual direction. The book offers an in-depth exploration of the spiritual dimensions of abuse and provides a map of soul recovery. Based on the concept of the shaman as wounded healer, The Soul Friend incorporates the incarnational spirituality of ancient Celtic Christianity and weaves the author's own story with the stories of the women and men with whom sits sits as soul friend. The result is a tapestry of hope for survivors and a guide for their soul friends.
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Karen Ander Francis is a depth educator and consultant. For over a decade she has been leading retreats and sitting with souls as a spiritual director. Karen has trained clergy, therapists, and spiritual directors throughout North America in the Soul Friend model. She holds a master's degree in transpersonal psychology and certificates in spirituality studies and spiritual formation. Karen's greatest joy is helping women and men discover their true identity and destiny.
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