Originally Posted by supertom
where did you learn how to perform soul retrieval?
Ah, well, the etheric realm picked me for this type of work, and my core self agreed to it before I came here... which meant I went through some very crazy times before I understood what was going on (psychiatric diagnosis and such). I read about the process from Sandra Ingerman and various online resources and filled in any holes by talking with my spirit guides. I did not get any material-level training aside from reading material because I was already hooked up with my guide team when I realized why I'd been through some crazy experiences (strangely enough as soon as I accepted it as a path my essence chose, all the signs of craziness were gone - and that might also be because the process of "dismemberment" had been completed at that point
There is something called core shamanism that folks can check out if they are interested and don't feel confident that Spirit has already been telling them they are meant to do this work. It is probably the largest source of training on the material level at this time. You can learn more about this particular flavor of practice here Shamanism:: Foundation for Shamanic Studies founded by Michael Harner
Training is important, as I said before... and that is not meant to dissuade anyone from this path. It can be intense, though. So probably safest to explore with definite trusted support whether that is material or etheric.
@ChrisL: Sorry for getting things side-tracked
Might be appropriate for me to say here that I am happy to answer questions about this work through private messages or on a new thread so Chris can keep his thread on topic
(supertom, no offense intended, hope you know that