This evocative and experiential guide reveals how you can immediately begin to transform your life by following the path of the shaman. Author Mike Williams, Ph.D., presents hands-on exercises and engaging true stories from decades of shamanic practice and academic study into ancient European traditions.
Once you understand the powerful forces of the unseen world, you'll learn how to apply the tenets of shamanism to your own life in a variety of practical ways: predicting the future and understanding the past, using dreamwork to find answers to problems, and clearing your house of negativity. You'll discover how to find your power animal and meet your spirit guides, journey to the otherworlds for healing and self-empowerment, and live in harmony with the world.
Silver Medal Winner, 2010 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards, New Age category
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Mike Williams, Ph.D., is a shamanic practitioner and teacher trained in soul retrieval, spirit extraction, divination, and assisting the dead and dying. An elected Druid and tutor/mentor for the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, Williams studied with indigenous shamanic teachers in Siberia and Lapland and attended teaching sessions with Native American elders. He lives in Wales.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Bison That Roars 1
1 Deep in the Painted Caves: First Steps in Shamanism 9
2 Dancing the Animal Powers: Finding Your Power Animal 25
3 Between Earth and Sky: Portals to the Three Worlds 43
4 Calling the Spirits: Gathering and Using Your Power 59
5 Magical Metal: Capturing the Essence of Things 73
6 Dining with the Dead: Honouring the Ancestors 87
7 Thing Birds and Running Hares: Dreams and Portents 101
8 Finding a Snake in Your Bed: Spirit Intrusions and Extraction 115
9 Bringing the Soul Back Home: Healing the Traumas of Life 129
10 Beating the Bounds: Making Your Home a Sanctuary 145
11 Singing the Earth: Nature Shamanism 157
12 A Year and a Day: Celebrating the Seasons 173
13 Twenty-First Century Tuitre: Caring for Your Community 187
14 Living the Dream: Being the Shaman 201
Conclusion: Leading the Way 217
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