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Some practitioners chose to look at abstract photographs before the trance-dance to see something they could connect with while moving. (Photos by Riham Feshir / Enterprise)

Shamanism techniques take practitioners on spiritual journey

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In 1989, Jeanne Troge's 19-year-old son died in a car accident. For the next four years, she was in deep grief that she couldn't release.


"A part of you just leaves because you can't take in the full brunt of the pain of what's occurred," she said. "You don't live your life with all your energy."

When a friend told her to see a shaman who practices soul retrieval, Troge decided to give it a try.

"It was life-changing for me," she said.

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