I developed the Earth Jakked Technique (EJT) to heal myself. My name is Matt and I live in Ireland. I suffered from extremes of anxiety and self doubt that impacted every aspect of my life. Despite all the personal work I’d done over the years, I couldn’t make headway in this area, and it was exhausting. Work-related events eventually achieved critical mass and forced me to do something completely different.
I’m what’s known as a ‘called shaman*,’ but you’ll struggle to find a fitting description of that anywhere. That’s not a title I gave myself. The revelation was akin to scratching a maddening itch after 47 years. During those years, I’d suffered bouts of spiritual attack, soul and memory loss, depression, delusion and intense paranoia. Most people knew I was twitchy, but had no concept what I was fighting (and badly losing to) in my private life. I only really comprehend this retrospectively; at the time it was my ‘normal’ and usually passed without elaboration.
The spiritual assault started from my earliest memories, reaching fever-pitch by my mid forties. A few years prior to self-realisation, I almost succumbed to possession, such was the broken and fragmented mess my soul was in. Sleeping was often a terrifying and humiliating experience. Bad things were done to me, and it was touch and go. In that non-physical place, harmful mental and emotional programming is incredibly powerful. Only the soul’s mettle can overcome it, not the waking mind. But that’s a whole discussion within itself.
This is the way of the shaman: the spiritual hammer must meet the anvil of circumstance for the work to be beaten and shaped. Until the work is shaped, it will struggle and resist. Only when withdrawn from the forge can the work self-comprehend. It matters not who wields the hammer once nudged to smash the right parts. If I could describe the gods in one word, it would be this: efficient.
Earth Jakked is a product of intuition, trial and error. I experimented on myself for a period of about two years to perfect and simplify the process (for the avoidance of doubt, I’m not a qualified psychotherapist.) The impact it has and continues to make is profound. I lost my anxiety overnight, and found lasting peace for the first time, though I’m an extreme case. Now that I know what the best of me is like, completing the work is my ongoing liberation. Most of my chakra system was shattered, and there’s no quick fix.
I appreciate religious wisdom, yet I am forever the heretic. Through my shamanic work, I have an inseparable relationship with the spirit Asura. It began when one day, She intervened to save my soul and spoke the word ‘Enough’. And it was so. That wasn’t the first time I’d met Her, as I later realised, because She’s been around me since childhood. She’d also yanked me out of a few (otherwise) terminal spiritual situations during my life-long initiation. I love Her dearly, that She’d invest so much effort in such poorness.
*Where the word ‘shaman’ is used for the sake of common understanding, though quite what that means these days is a sorry debate. There’s no physical lineage implied by use and I respect those having a genuine tradition. In any ‘shaman Olympics,’ I’d come gloriously last, except for a few specialist categories. That’s why I’m ‘called.’
Free software and freely shared information has made this possible, for which I am grateful.
Rob William’s Psych-K gave me some early pointers when I was researching Applied Kinesiology. There are plenty of other self-programming systems, but in my opinion of the one’s I’ve seen there’s a lot of woods-for-the-trees. Of course, I would say that! I note however that there’s no pay-wall circus surrounding EJT.
- Visual: Inkscape, Calibre and Kdenlive
- Aural: Gnaural, Yoshimi and Audacity
- Spatial: WordPress and Firefox
The School of Art and Design, Staffordshire University. I was a narcissistic jerk when I took my design degree and spurned so much potential, but it’s had a deep and rewarding influence in my life, for which I am grateful. I can’t express how important it is to have a sense of design in the work environment. EJT is therefore a product of that education, so now you know who to blame 😉
All the former friends and companions I’ve hurt and disconnected from along the way towards finding myself. I am so sorry.