Autistic children can be helped by shamanic healing.  Many autistic children are spiritually advanced and have shamanic tendencies and areas of brilliance so shamanic healing works wonderfully for them.

On Saturday I went to the “New Look at Autism” talk at the beautiful Sheepdrove Eco Centre in Berkshire, UK to learn more about how autistic children can be healed by shamanic healing. Among the speakers was Rupert Isaacson, author of the wonderful book “The Horse Boy” who also kindly provided a cover testimonial for my book A Healer of Souls.

The Horse Boy is a story of how the father of an autistic boy takes his son all the way to see the shaman of the Raindeer Tribe in Mongolia in the hope that his son may be “healed.” Rupert had long recognised the benefits of shamanic healing (yay!) and he had also seen how well his son Rowan responded to his neighbour’s horse, Betsy. Much of the trip was made on horseback, which is massive feat considering that even taking his son to the supermarket had become a nightmare for Rupert and his wife.

Rupert said that in his opinion, clues to an autistic child’s gifts could be found in their “stimming” – the repetitive physical movements that autistic children often make (stimming is short for “self stimulation”). For example, Rupert had a child on one of his Horse Boy camps who flatly refused to get on a horse; instead he just wanted to play with the water in a pond. Rupert allowed this and some clever soul watched over the child. The boy appeared to be slapping the water, gathering it up somehow, then letting it go, then he would fling his arms up into the air, only to then go back to rapidly scooping up water. He constantly repeated this process. To the onlooker, it looked like madness. But the man that was watching over this child took photos, and amazingly, the photos actually captured images of water sculptures that the child was making. He was actually shaping the water into images – of dolphins and horses for example, and when he created a pleasing image, he would fling his arms back in happiness, then he repeated the process all over again.

Rather than seeing autistic children as damaged and in need of healing, Rupert believes they are very special, so special in fact that he calls them “Dreamweavers,” as Rowan’s condition led Rupert to achieve many of his dreams. Rupert’s views on stimming are that they are a method of creation, which are intentional. Either they clear energy – for example shaking hands around the middle clear energy channels within the child’s energy body, or they create a vibrational resonance, an energy, that is needed for some reason. Therefore, when a child arranges, say, sticks in a particular pattern, they are creating an energetic frequency, which either they themselves, their parents or the world at large needs for some reason.

Rupert said that autistic children have a greater link to spirit than non-autistic children, and in fact most have shamanic tendencies. Rowan is obsessed with animals, particularly endangered species for example.