Sweet Seventeen: Poems of Youth by Marge Hulburt – An artistic expression of the intertwining of shamanic wisdom and experience of youth.

Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life by Tom Cowan – A wonderful book on shamanic practice for one’s own spiritual growth.

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, this captures the heart of 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 skillful American shamanic healer.

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade – A comprehensive anthropological work packed with information on indigenous shamanic practice.

Siberian Shamanism: The Shanar Ritual of the Buryats by Virlana Tkacz – A detailed following of a traditional shamanic initiation ritual and the story of a people rediscovering their spiritual heritage.

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner – Written by the founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and creator 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.

Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality by Michael Harner – This book focuses more on the Upper World Journey in Core Shamanism and working with compassionate spirit teachers.

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman – A useful and powerful introduction to soul retrieval and shamanic practice.