Tears of The Ancestors: Victims and Perpetrators in the Tribal Soul


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Tears of the Ancestors is an important contribution to our understanding of problems rooted in collective trauma. Individuals who have been abused and victimized will be helped by becoming aware of the patterns in the soul as it responds to deep relational trauma. Those who want to look into the shadows of history and the legacy of war, persecution and genocide will gain insight into what binds us to the groups we already belong to, and how we can manage this belonging in a responsible way. Daan van Kampenhout presents this work with a voice that gently allows not only a walk through various historical conflicts which have been crystallized with our image of who was the perpetrator and who was the victim, but he offers us a mirror as well. The author penetrates with a keen mind and experimental tools to an essential dimension and is able to relate even to painful and traumatic aspects of human experience with compassion and with trust in the basic all-rightness of all life.

Contents include:

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • The Wheel of Souls
  • Ancestral Connections
  • Who Belongs
  • Hiding the Perpetrators
  • Places of Refuge
  • Dreaming About Germany
  • The Body of Grief
  • The Embrace of the Guilty
  • Mauthausen’s Gate

ISBN: 978-1-932462-98-2 • 2008 • 224 Pages • Softcover • $32.95

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