Shamanism is a system of healing based on spiritual practices that originated in tribal cultures. The Pocket Guide to Shamanism explores the mysteries of shamanism from two points of view: the traditional shaman trained in an indigenous culture, as well as the shamanic practitioner trained in core shamanic practices that are found worldwide. From many diverse backgrounds and cultures, both of them bring visions of the spirit realms that are the true ground of our existence to inspire, encourage, and heal men and women disconnected from their spiritual power and lost in the material realities of contemporary society. As the Huichol shaman Matsuwa reminds us, the path of shamanism is unending for we are always seeking the meaning of life and standing in awe before the mysteries of the universe.
About the Author:
TOM COWAN has been a shamanic practitioner for more than a decade, offering lectures and workshops on shamanism, spirituality, dreamwork, magic, and creativity. He is a minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth church and a guest faculty member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Cowan has written more than twenty-five books.