Shamanic Books I Especially Like:
The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner – Written by the founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and father of Core Shamanism, this is his story of starting on a shamanic path, his approach to shamanism, and instructions for journeying to the beat of a drum.
Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman – A useful and powerful introduction to soul retrieval and shamanic practice.
Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life by Tom Cowan – A good introduction and suggestions for using shamanic practice in one’s own spiritual growth.
Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade – A dense tome packed with information on indigenous shamanic practice.
The Way of the Sacred Pipe by Jim Medicine Tree – An open and humble presentation of what it means to work with the spirit of a Native American pipe, a philosophy and approach that will benefit any shamanic practice.
Peace with Cancer: Shamanism as a Spiritual Approach to Healing by Myron Eshowsky – A philosophy and guide to working shamanically with cancer and chronic disease, presented by a powerful American shamanic healer.
Online Resources I Like:
Foundation for Shamanic Studies – Michael Harner’s site with loads of articles, videos, and information on Core Shamanism, workshops, shamanic supplies.
Shaman Tracks – Dana & Shana Robinson’s site for shamanic workshops and information, includes a great reading list.
Shamanic Life – A virtual community for shamanic art, healing practices, and conversation in community. I contribute a blog, Find Your Voice, on writing, publishing, speaking up, standing up, and taking action to be a healing presence in the world. Shamanic Life can also found on Facebook.
Myron Eshowsky – His site includes articles, training information, and shamanic services.
Healing Leaders – Steve Geske’s site for thoughtful and innovative approaches to leadership, with his partner Howard Hansen.
Shamanism 101 – Steve Serr’s site offering on-line shamanic training.
Shaman Portal – Articles, forum discussions, and links to all things shamanic.
Harmonic Visions – Workshops and shamanic training. This site includes information on the only clinical trial I know of documenting the effectiveness of shamanic healing for a physical disorder.
Spirit Passages – Shamanic services, healing, and initiatory workshops, located in Yarmouth, Maine.
Other Places You Can Find Me Online:
Gone Writing – My website for book coaching, editing, publication assistance, and website design.