Books about Shamanism


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Alchemical Healing: A Guide to Spiritual, Physical and Transformational Medicine - Nicki Scully

Amazon Synopsis: Combines shamanism, alchemy, and energy medicine to create a unique healing modality.

  • Explores how to turn the base substance of who you are--the dark mystery of your subconscious--into the alchemical gold of knowledge and enlightenment
  • Includes techniques of distant healing and working with power animals and plant, mineral, and elemental spirits
  • Shows how to utilize the Universal Life Force to reawaken inherent healing abilities

Alchemical Healing brings together innovative techniques of shamanism and energetic healing with the principles of alchemy, creating a practical form of physical healing, therapeutic counseling, and spiritual growth. The author provides ways to integrate spirit and matter, to develop communications between divinity and humanity, to retrieve knowledge, and to influence physical reality in order to achieve healing and transformation. With simple directions, readers are guided through attunements and empowerments that access the Universal Life Force energy and a five-element system for healing themselves and others. They learn powerful techniques, such as psychic surgery, distant healing, and how to work with power animals and plant, mineral, and elemental spirit guides.

Alchemical Healing presents a sacred journey into the most profound principles and mysteries of creation. It offers both an art form and a spiritual path that develops one’s ability to co-create the future with the wisdom of the spirit world.


Ancient Echoes – Mary Summer Rain 1993

Ancient Echoes is a magical collection of chants, prayers, and songs of the Anasazi people, who lived in pueblos on the plateau area of the American Southwest from around 100 to 1300 A.D. Mary Summer Rain brings forth the beauty and sensitivity of the Anasazi heart by recreating many of the chants used by one Anasazi community called the Spirit Clan. The information came from “spiritual memory recall,” whereby she received, in deep meditative states, both the words and the spirit of the words. These chants, prayers, and songs also have many practical uses, for healing, blessings, child sleep songs, for a broken heart. Illustrated with line drawings, it is a stunning and practical book.


Beyond Earthway: A Comprehensive Question-and-Answer Guide to Total Mind, Body, and Spirit Health – Mary Summer Rain

Amazon Synopsis: BREATHE IT. FEEL IT. SHARE IT. LIVE IT.

The earth around us, the heaven above us, the soul within us -- Mary Summer Rain's illuminating guide "Earthway" helped us become aware of their interconnectedness to all life. Now Mary Summer Rain responds to the thousands of letters from her readers about applying nature's centuries-old knowledge to everyday life. "Beyond Earthway" offers more empowering information about dream interpretation, the celestial pull of the stars, our relationship to the Earth's vibrations, our selection of food and herbs for vitality and healing, and our yearning to strengthen the role of meditation and spiritual practices in our increasingly complex modern world. The gifts she offers us within these pages are the strength, self-reliance, and harmony with nature that characterize the concept of "all my relations" -- a way of living filled with values that feed the mind, the body, and the hungry heart.


Bittersweet – Mary Summer Rain 1995

Hampton Roads Synopsis: Bittersweet is a continuation of the Soul Sounds journal, but in the format of a collection of stories, rather than a day- by-day diary. It deals with the outstanding events in Mary Summer rain’s life since 1992. Some of these events, including her interactions with her Starborn friend, are quite astounding in their implications. Illustrated with line drawings, and a twelve-page color photo section, Bittersweet will be one of the most informative, interesting, and controversial books for Mary Summer Rain’s readers.


Coming Full Circle: Ancient Teachings for a Modern World - Lynn V. Andrews 2012

Amazon Synopsis: "In this book...I have the great honor of introducing you to a number of women about whom I have not previously written, as well as sharing with you additional stories with several of them. Each new story...can be applied to help us move into harmony and a state of grace with the world around us...and the articles are designed to make the wisdom of the Sisterhood of the Shield more accessible in our daily lives."

Lynn Andrews has gathered stories from the most profound teachings she has received over the years from the women of the Sisterhood of the Shield, members of an ancient shamanic society deeply embedded in native cultures and traditions all over the world. These shamanic, philosophical, and inspirational teachings are now condensed into one very important book. Her unique and eloquent narrative style reveals how the application of ancient healing techniques can relate to the modern world for over thirty years, interweaving teachings into aspects of universal truths. Coming Full Circle with Lynn reminds us that there is no beginning and no end to the circle of life. In this time of great fear and confusion in the world, she shows how her teachers have led her- and by extension all of us-to confront her deepest fears and accept without hesitation that there is a spiritual solution to every one of life's problems.


Crystal Woman - Lynn V. Andrews 1988

Amazon Synopsis: Lynn Andrews, bestselling author of Star Woman and Jaguar Woman, continues her "chronicle of the spirit" with an extraordinary journey to the wilderness of Central Australia, where she discovers the power of crystals.


Dark Sister - Lynn V. Andrews 1996, 2007

Book Jacket: With the Tenth book in the bestselling Medicine Woman series, Lynn V. Andrews writes her most suspenseful and provocative work yet in this exploration of the dark side of woman’s power.

When Sin Corazón, a ravishingly beautiful member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, begins her training she is encouraged to explore and confront her fascination with the dark mysteries in her soul in order to overcome them. However, when her husband abandons her for another woman, Sin Corazón nearly succumbs to the powers of her inner darkness and unleashes the full extent of her rage not only against men but also by passionately turning against her own sisterhood.

Dark Sister is a book about the choices between love and evil in life, how decisions are made within each of us, and how a woman can gain her own sense of integrity and peace.


DayBreak: The Dawning Ember – Mary Summer Rain 1991

Hampton Roads Synopsis: Mary’s Sixth book is divided into two parts. “The Communion” consists of extensive answers to questions she has received from readers over the years. Ranging from prophecy to Native American history, from metaphysics to just plain common sense, here are nearly 450 pages of wisdom, including an extensive section on dream interpretation.

The second section, called “The Phoenix Files,” is a comprehensive collection of maps, charts, lists, and tables describing nuclear facilities, toxic-waste dumps, oil refineries, hurricane, tornado, and flood-hazard zones, as well as a suggested pole-shift realignment configuration. Together, it makes an indispensable resource manual.


Dreamwalker: The Path of Sacred Power – Mary Summer Rain 1988

Hampton Roads Synopsis: Dreamwalker is the story of No-Eyes’ introduction of Mary to Brian Many Heart, who teaches Mary the power of the Dreamwalker by bringing her to face some painful realities. In it, she deals with may unanswered questions about her own identity and her role in traveling in the path of knowledge. One of the beat spirit-awakening books in print


Earthway: A Native American Visionary’s Path to Total Mind, Body, and Spirit Health – Mary Summer Rain 1990

Pocket Books Synopsis: Mary Summer Rain’s fifth book, is a presentation of the knowledge of the Native Americans. Interweaving the inspired teachings of No-Eyes with a wealth of practical knowledge of all kinds, she demonstrates a practical, gentle, civilized way of life. Divided into sections for body, mind, and spirit, the book aims at restoring wholeness.


Healing States: A Journey Into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism - Alberto Villoldo, Stanley Krippner and Lynn V. Andrews 1987

Amazon Synopsis: A colorful and compelling examination of evidence for the mind and the ability to heal, taking a step into the fascinating world of psychic healing and shamanism.


Jaguar Woman - Lynn V. Andrews 1985, 2007

Book Jacket: Jaguar Woman is one of Lynn Andrews’ most beloved books in the Sisterhood of the Shield series. Her extraordinary journey begins in the frozen tundra of Manitoba, where she is under the apprenticeship of her Native American teachers. She experiences a powerful vision of a butterfly tree, and suddenly, as if following the directions of the medicine wheel, we are transported south to another world, a different time, and a new consciousness. The heart of the magical tale is set in the steamy jungles of the Mayan Yucatán, where the vision of the butterfly tree becomes a terrifying reality.


Journey to Ixtlan - Carlos Castaneda 1972

Amazon Synopsis: In "Journey to Ixtlan," Carlos Castaneda brings to a new height his account of the teachings of Don Juan.


Kahuna Magic - Brad Steiger

Amazon Synopsis: Train yourself to interpret dreams, heal the sick or travel out of body. These occult feats defy the logic of our modern world, yet they can be a potent force in your life. The author, a well-known authority on psychic and occult experiences, shows how a knowledge of "Huna," an ancient Hawaiian religion, helps you master feats of occult magic. With this unique guidebook, you can teach yourself the ancient Kahuna techniques. Use them to foresee the future, to increase your wealth, to control the weather and other ways to enrich your life. As the author says, "I want readers to discover their ability to apply some of the psychic secrets employed by the Kahunas."



Love and Power - Lynn V. Andrews 1997, 2007

Amazon Synopsis: Author, teacher and counselor Lynn Andrews offers a timely message on how readers can find wholeness and well-being by learning to balance the need for love with the desire for power. Drawing on her wealth of lessons learned over two decades, the author offers practical steps for focusing one's intellectual and spiritual energy.


Medicine Woman - Lynn V. Andrews 1983, 2006

Amazon Synopsis: A fascinating Castaneda-like spiritual journey into the wilderness of Manitoba, where Lynn Andrews meets Agnes Whistling Elk, the Native American "heyoehkah," or shaman, who will change her life.


Phantoms Afoot – Mary Summer Rain 1989

Hampton Roads Synopsis: A fascinating description of the quiet work done by Mary and her husband Bill in liberating spirits lost between two worlds. You might call these ghost stories, but ghost stories told with concern for the welfare of the ghost! Like the previous three volumes, Phantoms Afoot is very much set in Colorado. All the wild beauty of the Colorado countryside enters into the story.


Phoenix Rising: No-Eye’s Vision of Things to Come – Mary Summer Rain 1987

Hampton Roads Synopsis: Phoenix Rising uses the analogy of the phoenix, the mythical bird that symbolizes rebirth and eternal life, to provide a powerful warning of the earth changes in store for us. This unforgettable prophecy has already begun to come true, as the daily newspaper and TV news broadcasts demonstrate.


The Power of Silence – Carlos Castaneda 1987

Amazon Synopsis: Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence -- wise, infuriating, capable or working miracles and playing practical jokes, but always seeking the wisdom of the warrior.

The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind. Through don Juan's mesmerizing stories, the true meaning of sorcery and magic is finally revealed. Honed in the desert of Sonora, the visions of don Juan give us the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all. It is Castaneda's unique genius to show us that all wisdom, strength, and power lie within ourselves -- unleashed with marvelous energy and imaginative force in the teachings of don Juan -- and in the writings of his famous pupil, Carlos Castaneda.


Primitive Psychic Power – Ronald Rose


Shakkai - Lynn V. Andrews 1992

Amazon Synopsis: The bestselling author of Medicine Woman and Flight of the Seventh Moon taps into the mystical powers of Japan's sacred captured gardens and offers its secrets to all women who seek its magical wisdom and power.



Soul Sounds:  Mourning the Tears of Truth – Mary Summer Rain 1992

Hampton Roads Synopsis: This is the book Mary’s readers have long waited for: her own story, in her own words, of the experiences that shaped her extraordinary life, from childhood to her most recent meetings with Starborn friends. This is her private journal, written for herself and for her children. She didn’t want it published. But her advisors insisted, and finally she gave in… and the reader reaction has been nothing short of phenomenal.


Spirit Song: The Visionary Wisdom of No-Eyes – Mary Summer Rain 1985

Hampton Roads Synopsis: This book relates how Mary and No-Eyes first met. Although totally blind from birth, No-Eyes lived on the land, identifying everything she needed by smell and touch. Using gentle discipline, humor, and insight, she guided Summer Rain through a remarkable series of experiences, giving her the accumulated knowledge of her own eight decades.


Spirit Woman: Flight of the Seventh Moon - Lynn V. Andrews 1991

Amazon Synopsis: A sequel to "Medicine Woman", this book continues the author's account of her spiritual quest for the ancient wisdom of woman through American Indian lore and the tribal shaman ways, learning various initiations such as the teaching of the shields, the ancient path of protection and power.


Star Woman - Lynn V. Andrews 1986

With Agnes Whistling Elk and Ruby Plenty Chiefs Lynn takes a journey to the dark side of her own spirit to face the fears and weaknesses of her shadow self and to resolve and harmonize them creating a new balance within herself.

Contents: Introduction, The Ghost Horse, Shape Shifter, Horse Maze, Melting, Changing the Direction of the Wind, Lightning Root, The Sacred Clown, The Life and Death Ghost Dolls, The Journey North, Thunder-Being Drum, The Chessboard of Forever, Cave of Mother Wisdom, The Mating of Power, The Secret of Mastery, The Shaman’s Myth, A Sorcerer’s Smoke, Shifting the World, The Fire Spirit.


The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge – Carlos Castaneda 1968

Amazon Synopsis: A YAQUI WAY OF KNOWLEDGE

The teachings of Don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" -- the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. 

"For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly." -- Don Juan



Tree of Dreams - Lynn V. Andrews 2001, 2007

Amazon Synopsis: In Tree of Dreams, Lynn Andrews invites us to explore not only the inevitable process of aging and death, but also the many "little deaths" that occur in life, such as divorce, the loss of a cherished relationship, the unexpected loss of a job, or sudden illness. We see the powerful, independent women who comprise The Sisterhood of the Shields as they gain strength, wisdom, and respect during transition into "elderhood," and we learn how to apply these lessons to our own lives. With disarming candor, the author shares personal spiritual and metaphysical battles as she comes to understand her own shortcomings and failures, which, over time, become the hallmarks of wisdom and the battle scars of the elders.

Tree of Dreams is vintage Andrews. Her core audience and new readers alike will enjoy these timeless teachings for growth, healing, and spiritual connection.


Whispered Wisdom - Mary Summer Rain 1993

Hampton Roads Synopsis: Whispered Wisdom is a collection of beautiful photographs taken by Mary Summer Rain which depict the four seasons of Colorado. It is a celebration of nature, accompanied by a collection of verse, prose, vignettes, and sayings taken from her woods-walking journal. Together the pictures and words weave a wonderful tapestry of the many faces of Mother Earth.


Windhorse Woman - Lynn V. Andrews 1990

Amazon Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Woman and Crystal, here is the visionary autobiography that began in Medicine Woman. Andrews offers essential lessons about love and unity that will readers forge their own visions and lives.


Woman at the Edge of Two Worlds - Lynn V. Andrews 1993

Amazon Synopsis: Presenting a spiritual approach to the changes of menopause, the author of Medicine Woman offers an inspirational path through emotional mazes common during this stage of life, viewing it as a positive opportunity for growth.


The Woman of Wyrrd - Lynn V. Andrews 1991

Amazon Synopsis: More than a million readers have followed Lynn Andrews on her journeys into the sacred mysteries of the Sisterhood of the Shields -- and this may be the most startling episode yet. Guided by Agnes Whistling Elk into a world of power and magic, Lynn Andrews enters the sacred Dreamtime and emerges as a young woman, Catherine, in medieval England. There she encounters Grandmother, the Woman of Wyrrd, who becomes her teacher -- a woman who offers to take Andrews's ordinary life and build it into a remarkable one full of power, goodness, adventure, and love.

In this dazzling spiritual adventure, Andrews tells the fascinating story of Catherine's introduction into the secrets of the Sisterhood, her initiation into its rituals and ceremonies, her confrontation with death when she dishonors that tradition, and her terrifying attempt to recover the soul she loses to a dark brooding man who enters her life. In The Woman of Wyrrd, Lynn Andrews reveals the many secrets she has learned about working with the energies of Mother Earth, restoring feminine power and potential, and ultimately tapping into a life without fear.


Writing Spirit: Finding Your Creative Soul - Lynn V. Andrews

Book Jacket: In Writing Spirit, Lynn Andrews discusses her own journey to becoming a writer, complete with the struggles she has faced along the way. By giving examples from her life and examining specific pieces of her own work, she explores the process of writing from beginning to end, and imparts her knowledge to novice and experienced writers alike.

Writing Spirit addresses questions such as:

  • Why are you writing?
  • For whom are you writing?
  • How can you be true to yourself as an artist?
  • What causes writer’s block and how can you remedy it?



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