Jungian & Shamanic Mentoring

C. MICHAEL SMITH, Ph.D.          (aka. Mikkal)


Mikkal Montage 1“In the final analysis the main thing is that you embody the essential, and if you do not embody that, life is wasted.”“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakens.”  C.G. Jung                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Are you feeling a deeper call to live more fully, a life infused with purpose and sharing your gifts with the world, but you don’t quite see your way forward yet? Are you lost in the midst of your life? Are you at a cross roads or change of life, and feel deeply you want a fresh vision of the next life-stage?

C. Michael Smith is an internationally recognized Jungian psychologist, medical anthropologist, and shamanic teacher who has developed a foundation for life mentoring drawing 22688416_1269182236561468_413256229742483408_nupon his synthesis of these traditions, originating with his book JUNG AND SHAMANISM IN DIALOGUE.

C.G. Jung held that we are called to individuate and become whole. What this means is that we are called to live an inspired and creative life, based upon who we truly are, and what we truly love. With respect to life-purpose he said the main thing was to be related to something bigger than yourself. It is the Self Archetype, which is really the unique Archetype of You, and is known by many names: your Daimon, inspiring Genius, your Guardian Angel . In the worlds shamanic traditions it is known as your Book cover HermesGuardian Spirit, your Nagual, Totem, or Spirit Twin. These personifications of this deeper central force of life resides in your heart, and asks that you align with and enter into a deep and ongoing relationship with it, so that you can navigate your life, get in your power, and bring your gifts and love to the world. Whatever you call it, it is a numinous and creative force at the heart of your life.

Mikkal, as his friends call him, draws from the best of the disciplines of Jungian psychology and  cross-cultural indigenous shamanism. From them he has creatively synthesized a powerful philosophy and system Archetypal Heart Psychology which is the foundation of his work, and which employs the most potent techniques and assessment instruments for clarifying your life calling and potentiality, and has tools such as “Archetypal Pattern Recognition & Activation” through a psychoshamanic technique he developed of guided “Archetypal Journeys” to get you firing on all burners, so you can bring your Gifts Mikkal Amazon 2to the world,  realize your vision, or bring your creative idea into the market-place, and share it with the world. Along with this, Mikkal has developed a technology for “Locating the Little Devils,” those self-defeating tendencies and limit patterns that can disempower and keep you from manifesting your dreams. Once identified through Core Questions and Collaborative Insearching,, Mikkal shows you how you can transmute these “little devils” into allies and resources rather than self-defeating forces that troll your best intentions.

Whether you want to clarify your life calling, write a book, get your art work out there, develop a community enhancing project, be a soulful entrepreneur, or just cultivate a deeply satisfying and purposeful life, Mikkal offers  deeply engaging private mentoring intensives and private consultations in person at his Crows Nest Retreat, and by telephone. He also offers retreats and workshops in beautiful retreat centers in France, Belgium, South Africa, and in the Peruvian Amazon for
Mikkal black in dojothose seeking intensive mentoring experiences, or training and certification in Psychoshamanism: Jung and Shamanism in Synethesis, and other training programs offered worldwide. At its foundations, this work isn’t simply about consulting, healing, or training, but learning to navigate life, in every time and place, by living from the heart, guided by your Higher Self.


Mikkal’s  Services include:

  • Europa certificaresMentoring in Life-Calling in person, or at a distance via Skype
  • Clinical Psychology and Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mentoring in Visionary Leadership and Creative Projects.
  • Intensive Individual Mentoring Sessions at the Crows Nest Retreat USA.
  • Retreats and Training & Certification Workshops in Psychoshamanism: Jung and Shamanism in Synthesis: Coaching Training

19894962_1208405949305764_8548890519831807191_nFor Info on C. Michael Smith’s Crows Nest International Seminars, Retreats and Workshops, Go to my workshop and retreat website:  www.crowsnestshamanism.com

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(269) 262-1919


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