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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Corwen » 09 Jun 2010, 10:11

This druidic shamanism seems like something i might like to learn about. Are there any books that will give me a background and general overview on druidic shamanism? I am very interested in this power animal and may seek to find my own one day.
Singing with Blackbirds, Stuart Harris-Logan
The Celtic Shaman, John Matthews

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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Nightfalls » 09 Jun 2010, 17:17

Thanks, i will go pick those up and add it to the already huge pile of things i need to read hehe.
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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby saffronveil » 02 Jul 2010, 00:04

A new book on shamanism from a fellow OBODie came out in January and is fabulous. I can't say enough about how much I love this book. Each chapter begins with a narrative based upon archaeological evidence regarding prehistoric shamanism. This work is brim full of shamanic practices, practical applications, examples of modern folks doing the proposed exercises, and historical references. It is also an easy read and quite enjoyable.

Mike Williams, Follow the Shaman's Call.

Just thought I'd add that to the list.

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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby childofthewoods » 11 Oct 2010, 11:43

Hi Everyone,

I don't know if this has been suggested but I've just finished reading The Way of Wyrd by Brian Bates.....it's a lovely story about Anglo-Saxon sorcery and spirituality which is very shamanic in its nature.

there is also a website....www.wayofwyrd.com
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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Donata » 11 Oct 2010, 14:58

That's an excellent book and one of the first I ever read on shamanism.

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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Tyriell_Whisperwind » 24 Oct 2011, 16:22

I'm currently reading "ash oak and thorn" about Celtic shamanism. Interesting read, anyone else read this?
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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Donata » 27 Oct 2011, 16:16

Personally I'd suggest books by John Matthews and/or Tom Cowan - much more depth.

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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Aengus » 28 Oct 2011, 02:39

I am going to "ditto" what Saffronveil suggested.

'Follow The Shaman's Call' by (my very own OBOD tutor :grin: ) Mike Williams
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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby eire » 22 Nov 2011, 17:54

One of my favorite all time books is "In the Shadow of the Shaman" by Amber Wolfe. She is Wiccan in a lot of her approaches but I found a lot of her exercizes to be very healing and powerful. Most of the book is Celtic in nature.

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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Halen » 16 Mar 2012, 16:39

If you can still get your hands on a copy, as I think it is now out of print, I would suggest The Celtic Shaman, A Hand Book, by John Matthews. But there are many books on Shamanism and some will talk to you and others will feel you cannot get to grips with the book or how it has been written. My suggestion is use the book that feels right for you, learn to enter the otherworlds then use the experience, lessons, and direction in life the journeying is giving you and let Spirit and Spirit Walking be your never ending life long book.
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Re: Recommended Books on Shamanism

Postby Gail » 17 Mar 2013, 23:16

I'd like to add "The Journey to the Sacred Garden," by Hank Wesselman. This is a small book, but excellent. He uses a garden, I use a sacred grove in the same way. It goes very well with Druidic practice.


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