Over the past several years, shamanism has been increasing in popularity. It is the oldest spiritual system known, and it is still vital and powerful. The truth, however, is that to really learn shamanism you must develop your own contacts with your personal spirit helpers and guides. To learn this you should get In the Shadow of the Shaman by Amber Wolfe.
This book is a complete and unique course in shamanism. By giving you numerous journeys or vision quests to attempt, you end up finding your own helpers, guides, guardians, and other spirit entities. Most important is that inner guide with knowledge of everything you need to dance in the shadow of the shaman.
But that does not mean your guide is going to give you long lectures. Rather, you will be led to find the wisdom you need. In order to do that you must have a great deal of information available to you. Some of this is simply wisdom you have already acquired. This book fills that out with shamanic techniques; such as methods of interpreting the meaning of stones by their shape and color; using herbs, stones and energy for healing; and various methods of divination.
The design of this book allows you to pick and choose what is valuable to you. Combine that with past knowledge and other information from your inner guide and you simply can't miss!
A friend once told me that ultimately, all magick is personal magick. Whether you seek magick, healing, divination, or a deeper relationship to nature and the gods, In the Shadow of the Shaman will show you the path to learn what you seek. And then you will be able to have the ultimate spiritual system which is right for you.
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