Bradford Keeney

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Bradford Keeney is an internationally renowned scholar and therapist. He has conducted some of the most extensive field studies of healing and shamanism, and is recognized in cultures worldwide as an elder shaman. Keeney is the founder of Life Force Theatre and Shamanic Conversation. His many books include the psychotherapy classic Aesthetics of Change and, more recently, Shaking Medicine.

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Listen to Tami Simon's interview with Bradford Keeney: Shaking it Up

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Shaking It Up

Bradford Keeney is an internationally renowned scholar, therapist, speaker, and teacher. In addition to being the author of several classics in the field of psychotherapy, including Aesthetics of Change and Shaking Medicine, Brad has a deep connection to elders of numerous indigenous cultures and is a recognized spokesperson for the old ways of ecstatic shaking. He is the author of the Sounds True audio learning course Shaking, and coauthor of the book Shamans of the World. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon and Bradford have an intriguing conversation about being “struck by lightning” on the path to awakening, the value of both arousal and relaxation in our practice, and the vital role of absurdity in our spiritual journey. (56 minutes)

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