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I am often asked what my favorite Books, Audio and Music on Shamanism and Spirituality are.  Rather than offer a list,  here are brief descriptions and links to find them.  This is an ongoing project and I will add to these throughout the year.

Sandra Ingerman is one of our favorite teachers and mentors.

Dr. Michael Harner, Anthropologist, created the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and Core Shamanism.  Responsible for initiating an revival and awakening of Shamanism in the West. The Way of the Shaman is the book that started it all.


Mircea Eliade:  Anthropolgical study that began the Western Shamanic Awakening


Dr. Alberto Villoldo, medical Anthropologist, founded the Four Winds Society. Focus is on Andean and Amazonian Shamanism.     


Tom Cowan & Celtic Shamanism:


Hank Wessleman:  Hawaiian Influences mixed with Core Shamanism


John Perkins: Amazonian Shamanism (Shuar)


Core Shamanism: Various Authors




Carlos Castaneda:


Born in 1925 in Peru, anthropologist Carlos Castaneda wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman. His works helped define the 1960′s and usher in the New Age movement. Even after his mysterious death in California in1998, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans. Whether read as ethnographic fact or creative fiction, it is the story of a remarkable journey that has left an indelible impression on the life of more than a million readers around the world.

Don Miguel Ruiz:  Toltec Wisdom


African Shamanism:


Other Shamanic Traditions:



Beyond Shamanism: Books that push the boundaries of  Human Potential

Science of Mind and New Thought



Michael Bernard Beckwith



 Gregg Braden:



John Kehoe


Books that open  the Heart

Jalal Al-Din Rumi




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