Shamanism, Ancestors and Transgenerational Integration

Traditionnal Wisdom and Contemporary Practices

Translated from the French edition :
"Chamanisme, rapport aux ancêtres et intégration transgénérationnelle"

The Ancients already knew the therapeutic potential of the family links between generations that we rediscover in modern transgenerational analysis. Far from being a new fashion, the recognition of transgenerational processes dates back to the first shamanic type of communities. Their methods to cure "The Ancestor Syndrome" offer to contemporary therapies essential historical references and valuable teachings.
Transgenerational integration brings a welcome middle ground for exchanges between traditional, shamanic and actual therapeutic approaches. This new field nourishes the rooting of contemporary practices as well as the renewal of ancestral wisdom. With the contribution of specialists from different backgrounds, this collective book presents a wide spectrum of perspectives to bridge traditional and modern knowledges.
Olivier Douville is a psychoanalyst and anthropologist, international speaker and lecturer at University Paris 10 Nanterre and Paris 7 Denis-Diderot.
C. Michael Smith Ph.D., is a Jungian psychologist and medical anthropologist, Cherokee-metis healer and teacher, director of Crows Nest International.
Élisabeth Horowitz is a psychogenealogist therapist, international speaker and the author of numerous books.
Iona Miller is a therapist, artist and consultant.
Myron Eshowsky is an international mediator, author and shaman.
Pierre Ramaut is a transgenerational psychoanalyst.
Thierry Gaillard is a depth psychologist, the author of a new thesis on the Œdipus myth. Read more ...

Œdipus Reborn

Ancient Traditions and Transgenerational Perspectives 2014 Second edition

By Thierry Gaillard
(168 pages , Ecodition 2014 , ISBN 9782940540-04-4)
Format : Couverture souple en dos carré collé

Back cover page:
Behind appearances, the masterpieces of mythology contain precious secrets. In their work, the authors include timeless messages addressed to History and to all mankind. So it is with the plays which Sophocles devoted to Oedipus more than 2400 years ago, which are still performed today. Their enduring presence testifies to the learning they contain which is no less worthy of interest because it goes beyond reason, on the contrary.

A new form of analysis, called transgenerational, enables us to penetrate behind the scenes, backstage in Sophocles’ theatre. Actually, it is the discovery of a transgenerational structure underpinning Sophocles' work that changes everything. This discovery invites us to reconsider the entire story of Oedipus in a different light, thereby unveiling a formerly unsuspected meaning. Paradoxically, such a rereading of the celebrated myth merely restores its traditional meaning, one which is more in line with the wisdom of Antiquity. By bringing out the unseen aspects of his work, we come to understand that Sophocles shared with the Ancients a veritable science of the "transgenerational." Through his Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, he passes on this knowledge to use in the manner of the great tragedians, philosophers before their time, who played an important role as guides of the collective awareness of their time Read more ...