Reading List


Reading List


The Way of the Shaman

by Michael Harner


Of course, everyone is familiar with Michael Harner and The Way of The Shaman.  This book is a classic, as is Harner.  Founder of the Shamanic Foundation for Shamanic Study, people have been trained by Harner in the practice of core shamanism.  The book is a good source to have on your shelf, as a guide and reference.


Welcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home Kindle Edition

by Sandra Ingerman



As a shaman, Sandra Ingerman is respected in the community and knows her stuff.   This book was like the horse before the wagon, I think it came out before her beginning series.  However, it was written well and inspired further exploration.  Ingerman incorporates shamanism into her mental health practice, and she also has been practicing shamanism for 30 years.


Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life Jun 11, 2014 | Kindle eBook

by Tom Cowan

Shamanism, how does one go about practicing shamanism on a daily basis?  Tom Cowan gives a glimpse of how a person can live a daily practice using a blend of the elements.   Learning more about the allies, power animals, teachers, and traditions that were passed down.   Working with the spirit of the place, and the directions.   There is always a daily practice, place, or ancestor to work with.



Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism Mar 1, 2000 | Kindle eBook

by Sarangerel766470._UY475_SS475_

Pronounced : Sar an gare rel

Sarangerel, left a shamanic legacy to teach those who want to learn more about the Mongolian shamanic path.   In Riding Windhorses, along with Chosen by the Spirits she describes  how she was chosen by spirit to the shamanic path, the ancient practices of climbing the world tree by riding the wind horse. ( Riding windhorse is a term used in psychology for manic depressive).   Spiritual growth, that is what being chosen by the spirits and riding the windhorse is like.  Ecstasy


Chosen by the Spirits: Following Your Shamanic Calling Jun 1, 2001

by Sarangerel


Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel Paperback – December 1, 1994

by Alberto Villoldo (Author), Erik Jendresen (Author)



Dance of the Four Winds recounts the adventures of the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo as he journeys to Peru to explore the visionary ceremonies of the native shamans.  Here Quecha masters use the jungle plant ayahuasca to further their spiritual progress along the four paths of the Medicine Wheel.  Entering a magical realm of enigmatic sorcerers and powerful animal totems, Villoldo confronts the hidden powers of his own mind as he unlocks the secrets of the human psyche.

This publication came out long before the use of ayahuasca became a household word among those who were experimenting with shamanism, and ecstasy.  Alberto went to journey and meet with the animal totems.  His adventures with his shamanic guide not only unlock secrets for him, but also create a long time mentor in Peru.

Alberto Villoldo continues to write and study with the Peruvian shamans.  He has published several more books.   This particular journey for Alberto is his first experience with ayahuasca, while with a trusted shaman.  While in shamanic trance, his visions reveal disturbing news about a personal relationship; upon returning to the America’s Alberto changes his goals to include his new revelations.

Worth reading, beneficial description about ayahuasca, influences the mind and body.


Shamanism  Mar 15, 2001

by Piers Vitebsky  $14.96

  • Paperback: 184 pages


Shamanism this little book speaks volumes.  It has been around for years, and is the handbook on every shamanic mentors reading list.  This book covers everything about shamanism from ancestry to dismemberment, to climbing the world tree.

Piers Vitebsky is an anthropologist, who did his homework out among the indigenous shamans, from Siberia to India.  The book includes plenty of photos with the text, and comprehensive descriptions of what the shaman goes through over years of training.  For a small book it is packed with information and pictures of the working shaman.

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