Interspecies Evolution™

A Shamanic Perspective of Modern Psychiatry with Dr. Robert Alcorn

August 11, 2023 Ginny Jablonski Season 3 Episode 13
Interspecies Evolution™
A Shamanic Perspective of Modern Psychiatry with Dr. Robert Alcorn
Show Notes

Robert W. Alcorn, MD is a retired psychiatrist. He graduated from Yale College in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1970. He specialized in psychiatry and practiced in the Cleveland, Ohio area for about 50 years. He was Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry (law and psychiatry).

Beginning in about 1999 he began to recognize that something important was missing in the medical understanding of human beings and their illnesses. This involved subtle energies, and how these energies influence wellness and illness. He started studying energy healing techniques in 1999 and continued for several years. His discoveries in this discipline led him to begin learning shamanic techniques, that is, techniques commonly used among tribal peoples for divination and healing. He initially learned from teachers associated with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Later he learned Soul Retrieval techniques from Sandra Ingerman, and Compassionate Depossession and other advanced shamanic techniques from Betsy Bergstrom.

He met Dr. Barbara Stone in 2012 and began learning her system for multidimensional healing of mental health issues, becoming a certified Soul Detective® and subsequently and certified trainer in that discipline. Soul Detective is a system which seeks to find the spiritual causes of mental and emotional disturbances in people. It can be thought of as incorporating shamanic techniques as well as being guided by muscle testing and/or dowsing to achieve clarity.

As a result of these studies, Dr. Alcorn has come to the conclusion that the diagnostic and therapeutic methods of mainstream psychiatry are seriously deficient in addressing the real needs of patients.

He is the author of Healing Stories: My Journey from Mainstream Psychiatry Toward Spiritual Healing.  The book is available on Dr. Alcorn's website:

Other books mentioned in this podcast:

Thirty Years Among the Dead by Dr. Carl Wickland (available on Amazon)

Remarkable Healings: A Psychiatrist Discovers Unsuspected Roots of Mental and Physical Illness by Shakuntala Modi (Available on Amazon)

The introduction to this podcast is narrated by Rick Lamb PhD.

*The information provided in this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical, psychiatric or veterinary advice or treatment. Always seek licensed medical, psychiatric, or veterinary care.

Interspecies Evolution™ promotes holistic balance through an integrative treatment model defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Please use discernment when contracting with energy "healers" who claim to heal humans or animals in any capacity. Interspecies Evolution™ promotes self-awareness and empowerment through education and direct experience on one's own journey of remembering.

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