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Shamanism and PTSD

More than 15 years after Larry Unverzagt riddled Iraq with bullets, he found himself in a “Beginning Journey Group.”

There he was, in his leather jacket and Harley-Davidson T-shirt, a thorny addition to the gathering of flower children. The beatniks eyed him curiously, and even Unverzagt was unnerved by his being there. He’s no New Ager.

But this was it for Unverzagt. This was salvation. Or at least the road to it.

Unverzagt was struggling when he and his wife of nearly 25 years, Cassie, stumbled upon this class at Sacred Hoop Ministries last year. The veteran had been sleeping about three hours a night–an improvement over the hour he managed nightly in the years after the Gulf War. His experiences had stolen his ability to sleep, and also live, feel and relate to his family on a normal level.

Read the original article at: Colorado Springs Independent

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