Joska Soos Describing his Shamanizations
“The shamanization was used as a means in five
different ways: for the body; psychological for the state of the soul,
the emotions; psychic for the spiritual development, and this was done
both individually and collectively; and the ritual of death to come into
contact with the deceased.
When people come to me for physical
problems, I tell them: "Sit down and tell me about it." Then I feel
their sound image, or I see their aura. Actually, the aura is also
sound/ because the light is also vibration. That happens in the course
of the shamanization, usually within five or ten minutes. It depends on
how open the person is. Most people are open because they came with
their problems, and they want to be healed.
Then I start to work on
it, and during the shamanization images arise, in me or in the other
person. I always say: "Let the images arise, and only think of your
problem." An image can arise, or a color, or light, or a mathematical
figure, a happening, a landscape, a person or anything else. This gives
a representation of the state of mind the person is in. I translate the
symbols, because mostly they are symbolic images. These are the primal
language of man. An apple is an apple for the Hungarian, the Chinese, or
a person from Holland. Only the name is different. Therefore, the symbol
is important because it is universal.
When somebody arrives, and he
doesn't feel well and doesn't know why, then you have to find out what
is the matter and what can be done about it. Recently, a woman came,
with a young girl of sixteen years of age who was not feeling well for
months. I saw that the liver was congested, by which everything got
disharmonious, causing her to feel unwell. I advised her to massage that
area, and to eat more healthy, little fat and drink a lot. However, to
harmonize the general condition, a sound also arose, and a sound of the
healthy condition of the liver. Our body, no matter how sick it is, has
a reference to the absolute health condition of the body. This does
never get lost. Even when someone dies of cancer, the 'code' of the
absolute health condition remains. Therefore, it is important that one
has a strong moral attitude towards sickness. We have to always realize
that this absolute health condition code is always present no matter how
sick we are, and we can summon thus again.
I perceive this code, and
its vibration I translate as sound. The code starts to vibrate and it
becomes a mantra, a group of sounds and rhythms, which can do restoring
work, like the rejuvenation of cells when one has cut his fingers. The
code of health is responsible for the stopping of the bleeding.
First I perceive the present state, and then I try to perceive the code
of health and its sound rhythm. When one works on this, a new force
arises. I give the mantra to the person, who has to repeat it at home.
After a certain time, this person can perceive and experience himself
the sound all the way to his individual cells.
My role is to find
the right sound to come into contact with the code. One has to continue
with the mantra until the sound is so obvious and spontaneous as the
beating of the heart or as breathing.
This is for physical problems.
In most cases I concentrate on the total person. I work with the life
force that is connected with the two first chakras: the libidinal power
is the cosmic power, of the hara (belly) is the personal power.
Psychologically, there are people who are unhappy, sick, sad,
dissatisfied or fearful, without any reason. Their normal emotional life
has been disturbed. The I try to figure out why this is, While I am
talking with them, an image arises and I say: "I see a tree hit by
lightning, and this is your condition. One time you had encountered
lightning, that has brought you out of balance. Think when this has
happened. Let the images and emotions arise, and pay attention where in
the body you feel something." This is what I perceive, the disharmony."
In most cases the left side, the positive, male side is too strong, too
slow, or is flowing with difficulty. Or the right side, the female
energy, has been hindered. They have to flow in the same rhythm. When
one side is in overdrive, one can increase the other side too, as it is
the case in our society all too often, but that leads to disaster. it is
like you are driving a car 140 km/h and the brake is stuck. This is the
cause of the so-called cultural diseases.
It is the same for someone
with psychic problems, with which I go back to the state of equilibrium,
because this code exist on the physical, psychological and psychic
level. Then I perceive the intensity of the pattern. In most cases this
resembles a mathematical figure, like a square, a triangle, a circle, a
sphere or a star with 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 points. Usually I see a white dot
in the center of the star. This is the 'sphericality'. With dead people
I only see the dot, the radiating center of the spirit.
pattern a sound arises, because each form has a movement, and from this
arises the sound. This is what happens in general, because each person
There are also people coming to me with spiritual and
metaphysical problems, and have questions about the meaning of life. For
example, young people come to me who are 25 to 35 years old who feel
that they have wasted their time. Although they have done a lot, they
didn't retain anything essential.
I then ask what they really would
like to do. Usually it is four of five things, but they have already
tried all of it. They have had too many opportunities. When they are
thirty years old, they realize they haven realized anything, and then
they become afraid. Women are the first to become scared. They realize
that their longing to become a mother has not been realized. That is a
I try to feel what opportunities are the best for a
person, for what he has the most talent. This arises during the
shamanization, and usually I get an image coming from that person. For
example, I see a ship in a storm, and I describe that, and I say: "I
think this is you. The captain does not care about the ship, and I have
the impression that someone else is trying to steer you, a father or a
woman, who does not really care about you." Then they can
interrupt me and say if it is right.
Sometimes, one's situation is
indicated by a season, or the time of day, by darkness, or dawn. The
sound always rises up. I can perceive if one of the chakras is not
well-developed, or is not well-connected or broken. The throat chakra is
usually the less developed, which is the communication with oneself and
with the other. Sometimes I notice that their voice is not really their
own voice. Then I say: "Something is not quite right. This not your own
voice, it does not correspond to your personality. What happened? Since
when do you speak like this?"
Usually this happened after an intense
emotion trauma, and the fears that went with it. Then I say: "Try to
feel your throat, and when that fear comes up again, do not run away; on
the contrary. Take it calmly, and tell me what happened, visually and
emotionally. If sounds arise, sing or shout; and if you want to hit, hit
a pillow. I notice that most people are afraid to experience something
negative. It is not pleasant but it is the shortest way; just like with
an upset stomach, it is best to get it out again. It is not pleasant,
but you will feel a lot better afterwards. Never run away, because then
you become aggressive, towards yourself, or towards another.
have to learn to discover and value happiness and harmony in the
smallest things. When you are thirsty water is delicious. Then you do
not have a need for alcohol or something else. That is the state of
mind, the spiritual; the discovery of natural happiness.
shamanism also requires working as 'psychopomp', making contact with
deceased people in order to get a connection with someone's karmic or
genetic past. Some people want to know what karmic past they have in
order to incorporate this in their daily life.
There are also family
members who come to me to do a shamanization for a deceased one in order
to favor his next reincarnation in the best way possible. Because that
person is all spirit, it is easy to do this, because there is no
resistance of the physical body. In this manner, one can skip three or
four life spans in a cycle of reincarnations.
I perceive the
deceased as points of light in a wide band around the Earth, about
half-way between the moon and the Earth. Here I find the deceased person
as point of light among a multitude of points, and I immediately feel
where he is. Tamas Basci [his shaman teacher when he was young] also
perceived this in the same manner; as points of light which move
What I do, is the raising of the potentiality of the point
of light, to stimulating of its own energy. I do not add anything, but
stimulate, more and more the energy present, and I watch how far I can
take this. Of course, the deceased, the spirit has its own laws. After a
while it will stop. You feel that there is still energy but it cannot be
brought to liberation. This you can see in the course of the
shamanization. Sometimes, a person who already has a long evolution
behind him can be liberated completely after a couple of shamanizations.
With others, you seek for the best possible location to reincarnate.
Actually you are creating a sympathetic contact, a right electric field
here on Earth. You don't look for a rich or beautiful woman, because
this is a case of electromagnetic attraction. What you do is to create
sympathetic conditions to reincarnate. The great service you can provide
for someone is the ritual of death. As long as we are living, there is
always somebody who is connected with us, even if that is the insurance
agent. When you have passed over almost nobody thinks about you anymore,
and you are easily forgotten. Therefore, the ritual of death is a sign
of true love and mercilessness because you can not expect anything from
a deceased one; you can only give. At the same it has an effect on
yourself, you live life more intensely. Therefore, it is important to be
occupied with the deceased. Shamanism did this since ancient times. The
book of the dead of the Tibetans, of the Egyptians, and of the Inca's
Example of a Shamanization
This is a report of a
shamanization of D., a woman who visited him because she was having
several problems. She went through a serious crisis because the man she
was to marry didn't want to go through with the marriage at the last
moment, and she found herself confronted with herself. She longed for a
family and children, and now she began doubting herself, and had periods
of melancholy during which she retreated and broke contact with friends
and family. On the physical levels she was having paralyzing episodes
for several months, especially her right leg. She was medically
examined, but they couldn't find anything wrong, and they couldn't help
(Joska is sitting behind his instruments. D. is
seated in front of him. Joska is singing, moves the singing bowls and
Today is July 30, 1984, ten minutes to twelve, here in
the house of the artist/painter and shaman, Joska Soos, at Brussels. At
present, I will do a shamanization for our friend D. from Amsterdam in
an effort to solve her problems. For this purpose I call my 27 spirit
guides with my drum, and call upon my powers and forces which I can use
in this shamanization for your advantage.
That my perception, my
understanding, my action will happen positively (drumming at the same
That everything may happen by the earth (drumming), by water
(sound of rattles), by air (little cymbals), by fire (sound of rattle),
and by the primal sound that vivifies everything (blows on conch shell).
(He plays the singing bowls, drums, and start to sing. Gradually a
pattern emerges, a mantra. He rubs one of the singing bowls with a
stick, producing a single high note. He hits the singing bowls. He rubs
one of the bowls again while he talks.)
Actually, I have two
impressions of this situation. First, you are in a particular mood,
somewhat melancholic, which gets stronger from time to time...(he says
something not understandable). He plays the bowls again.
for all, you have to stay connected with your friends and family, and
not withdraw. You can withdraw from time to time, but you need to
maintain your contact with your friends, with people. Otherwise, this
melancholic state of mind will be difficult to bear; it is only a
transition period. (He sings)
The second impression I have, are the
seven sounds that are emerging. (He plays the bowls and sings). Seven
sounds (he plays the bowls and hit a gong, sings and drums).
seven sounds indicate that you are in connection with the spiritual
world. The number seven is the spirituality of the first grade, the
everyday spirituality. Thus, you are constantly in connection with the
cosmic and the divine. You can have absolute trust in this. Everything
that happens around you will happen positively, but only if you observe
thatconsciously and you follow up on it. You are noticing that the seven
sounds line up as follows: two plus five (he sings and plays).
first two sounds means that with you the two-polarity is being worked
on, the animus and anima, the positive/negative, the earthly and the
cosmic. But we also know that everything exists of the three-polarity:
positive, negative and neutral; animus, anima and androgyny; earthly,
cosmic and divine. Of course, the divine is present everywhere, but more
so in the trinity than in two-polarity. Man and wife for a unity, but
without a child there is no family. That is the same with the divine.
So, you are here, that the sound indicates, in connection with the
animus and anima, the male and the female, the earthly and the cosmic.
With this there are five more sounds (he sings). These five sounds, that
is total life; The four elements and the spirit that vivifies
everything. Thus, we can explain the mantra of seven sounds concerning
You are connected to a double polarity, animus and
anima, earthly and cosmic, personal and collective. Therefore, you have
to stay connected, and there you can find a good work place by and for
other people (he plays the bowls and little cymbals).
You are in
connection with the five sounds, physical, psychological and psychical,
on the level of two polarities, positive and negative, male and female.
You have to start working on the third polarity, the androgyny, the
What first came up is what the state of mind you
are presently in is, and then came the mantra of two plus five sounds,
which makes seven. This gives you the means to develop yourself further,
on the personal, collective and cosmic level. Thus, you have to sing
this mantra, or experience it in thoughts. It is stronger when you can
sing this in your thoughts, these seven sounds (he sings).
are singing, move forwards and backwards to experience the prenatal
condition (he sings and claps in his hands), this amphibious state. By
this you experience the prenatal condition, that is the holy state,
because we are receiving everything, and we are not giving anything. We
don't have to give anything, and we are growing, and we are connected
with the physical by the mother, and there is also a spiritual and
cosmic connection. The prenatal condition is a condition of total
happiness, and that will also be the source of the renewal of the
physical, psychological, psychical, thus for the body, soul and spirit.
Also, for your sore feet. I am thinking about your feet, and that is
partially psychological. I noticed that when there were difficulties at
your job, your feet also started to get problems. Why? You were trying
to avoid your problems, and you started to concentrate on the third
chakra, the fourth, fifth all the way to the seventh, the spiritual.
That is never the solution, it is running away! You have to face your
problems, and take it into the total being. When you start singing -
seven sounds come up which are the seven chakras - then you will work on
the total being. Everything can become better when you start singing
these seven sounds. Two plus five. This can also be explained as
follows: the two first sounds are your two feet on which you stand, and
above are the five other chakras, the five other sounds (he sings).
By this you will work on the circulation in the two feet, the blood
circulation and the working of the nerves, and the fluidic system. What
we are doing is not only to find out what is the matter, but also how we
can work on the problem.
In front of my inner eye there are light
point with a dark background, and actually that is your vibration, the
life force that is not streaming well in the feet. This has to be
experienced from the second chakra, the hara, and the first chakra. Then
the light points, which I am seeing, will aggregate. I will show you a
stone to show you the life force is looking now instead of flowing
easily (he picks up a sodalite stone). Do you see these fine points,
that is the way it is with you. That has to become a light, a flowing
light. The background I am seeing is almost totally black, dark blue;
the energy is concentrated in points instead of a nice flow. You have to
think of the hara, to work it, and then to experience it by the sound,
but also to think about it. When you are singing, place the hand on the
hara (he sings, and they sing together).
You already know that these
sounds have to be sung with intensity. That does not mean loud, but
intense. That intensity is perceptible when you feel it on your lips,
and in the ears, and the bio-electric discharge in the brain. It is of
course best to learn by example. Look, place your right hand on my chest
and feel (sing together). This is the way to feel it, go on singing. It
has to be stronger, harder. You can feel that. And those two ears, they
start itching, that is the way the vibration travels. (he sings and
plays the singing bowls)
Thus, by the seven sounds, you are working
(he drums) the profane, the sacral and the spiritual problems of body,
soul and spirit. In the matter that you experience that you will place
yourself in the center of realization, also of your everyday problems.
The sound you can apply in two ways. First you put your hands on your
hara to work on this, and then you send the energy to your left foot,
then to your right foot, to work them physically. The second way is that
you work the entire body, and by that the seven chakras all at once.
Then you sing the same mantra, but the intention behind it is different.
Then you work on the total being, the total problem, and you think of
the first chakra all the way to the seventh. It is the same mantra
but with another intention. Before one starts to sing, one has to be
clear what one is going to do, because this mantra of seven sound has
more than one nature and application. Only the intention will determine
how this energy, this mantra will work (he sings and drums).
are together will your friend, then you have to experience that, let the
vibration flow in your entire body, but primarily this experience
towards intimacy, practice the tantric love. Thus, you experience that
from the first caressing to the end. Send these vibrations to your loins
and thighs, and to the feet and toes. This is not a sexual but an erotic
experience. Sexual experience is only experience around sex; the erotic
experience is the same energy but more spread out and finer throughout
the entire body, and in your case from the loins towards the toes. That
is what to experience (he sings).
This is not an organic disturbance
but a psychological one, and you can bring this in harmony again.
(Joska tells D. about the use of crystals, and advised her to use male
crystals, and he gives her further instructions for her spiritual
Now I will hit three singing bowls, and you tell me
which one you like the best. (he hits three big bowls) Which one do you
like best? (D. points to one. Joska hits the bowl seven times, and het
D. feel the vibration will her fingertips. Then they sing the mantra
together. Joska sings, plays the bowls and whistles. He closes the
shamanization.) That everything might happen this way by the earth,
water, air, fire, and the primal sound that vivifies everything. That
everything might happen this way. (he hits seven bowls)