Habib, P. Z. (2021). Investigating the Influence of shadow self Integration on psi capacity: An embodied phenomenological approach [Unpublished Master’s thesis]. Alef Trust & Liverpool John Moores University.

This study was designed to explore the relationship between shadow work and psi capacity. To realise this objective, a semi-structured interview was administered to individuals who have undertaken methods or practices that aim to integrate shadow aspects of their psyche. The total sample was comprised of eight co-researchers: two males and six females with an age range of 47 to 74. Data was obtained following ethical guidelines prescribed in the methodology section of this project. For the analysis, an embodied phenomenological process and poetic embodied interpretation were used to highlight the role of the shadow work process in assisting psi capacity. Results of the analysis revealed further clarity in existing psi capacity for seven of the co-researchers and gain of an additional psi ability for one of the co-researchers. Results additionally indicate non-linear learning through the shadow work process, cultivating and refining skills that may exist as transferrable for enhancing psi capacity. Overall, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic provided opportunities for the co-researchers to address shadow aspects and triggers. The implication of this research suggests the importance of embodiment practices in promoting holistic health which may play a role in improving energetic reservoirs for psi capacity use. Further research is recommended to focus on the results of shadow self integration in more distilled categories of experience.

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