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Websites on Shamanism:


www.sacredhoop.org               The British magazine about shamanism, animism and earth wisdom.

www.nicholaswood.net             Wonderful shamanic craftwork with traditional designs from Wales.

ancientkent.blogspot.co.uk        Wonderful shamanic drums and rattles by Phil Cowley Jones in Kent.

www.shamanlinks.net               General information about shamanism.

www.culturalsurvival.org           Information about the Rights, Voices and Visions of Indigenous Peoples.

www.survival-international.org   The movement for tribal peoples.

www.sacredtrust.org               The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (For shamanic training).

www.shamanism.dk                 The Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies (For shamanic training).

www.shamanicwarrior.com        The Warrior in the Heart (For shamanic training).

Resources and Links



Books on Shamanism:   


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Books on Spiritual Emergency:


The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth through Transformational Crisis by Christiana Grof and Dr Stanislav Grof. This is the book on the relationship between mental illness and spiritual awakening and development.


In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully Through Your Awakening by Catherine G Lucas. A very readable book with a wide range of helpful case histories on this complex topic.


The Call of Spiritual Emergency: From Personal Crisis to Personal Transformation by Emma Bragdon. Another helpful book on this subject.

Awakening to the Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman. This is an excellent book about contemporary shamanism and the shamanic path. Includes a drumming CD.


Shamanic Voices by Joan Halifax. The shamanic experiences of diverse shaman from around the world told by an anthropologist.


Soul Retrieval - Mending the fragmented self by Sandra Ingerman. This is the book on Soul Retrieval.


The Spirits Are Always With Me by Jane Shutt. An easy to read, informative explanation of Jane’s shamanic practice in the UK.


Shamanism: a Reader by Graham Harvey. An academic book which gives an excellent overview and critique of traditional and modern forms of shamanism.


Animism: Respecting the Living World by Graham Harvey. Another academic book which discusses animism, the belief system underlying shamanism.

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Books on Spiritual Development:


The Power Of Modern Spirituality: How to Live a Life of Compassion and Personal Fulfilment by William Bloom PhD. Authentic and practical ideas on how to live a balanced and empowered spiritual life.


Shadows on the Path by Abdi Assadi. Highly recommended for those who find themselves drawn to intense spiritual experiences such as the current “spiritual drug of choice”, or who are seeking various techniques to find “awakening” or “enlightenment”. Abdi Assadi discusses this in the context of traditional spiritual paths and from his own experience as a western counsellor, spiritual teacher and student. (Hardcopies of this book are rare and expensive. Kindle copy recommended).


After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield. This book has examples of how spiritual seekers in various spiritual traditions navigate the world of family relationships, emotional pain, earning a living, sickness, loss and death. As usual Kornfield writes in an accessible way with kindness and compassion.


A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield. The author writes authentically and from a spiritual perspective about the ups and downs of contemporary living, such as problems with relationships, emotional healing, addictions and the difficulties of achieving a balanced life.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.  A “classic” on the ancient hero myths and our search for identity.