Indigenous cultures around the world have developed hundreds of different varieties of shamanism. Each of these books takes a close look at one of those tribal traditions. From Siberia (where the word "shaman" originated) to Africa, from Ireland to the Amazon, from the Australian Aborigines to the Native Americans, each native tradition and each shaman's experience enriches our understanding of shamanism as a whole.Siberia/Asia | Europe | The Americas | Other Traditions
|Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism
Mongolian shaman Sarangerel gives us a vivid first-person account of shamanic traditions as practiced in Mongolia today.
|Shamans: Siberian Spiritual and the Western Imagination
Hutton scours centuries of historical sources in an attempt to rediscover the world of Siberian shamanism.
|Shamanic Worlds: Rituals and Lore of Siberia and Central Asia
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Scholarly collection of essays on Siberian shamanism and its cultural context.
|The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia
British anthropologist Vitebsky's first-person account of living with the Eveny people of northern Siberia.
|Shamans, Housewives, and Other Restless Spirits:Women in Korean Ritual Life
A look at Korea's rich shamanic traditions, still practiced by women in parts of Korea today.
|Animal and Shaman: Ancient Religions of Central Asia
A survey of the ancient customs and religions of the people Central Asia
|Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit
Cowan delves into Celtic folklore and tradition to tease out its shamanic roots.
|The Mist-Filled Path: Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers
An intense journey into a different kind of awareness known by centuries of Celtic mystics. MacEowen calls on us to live a more authentic life, connected to a world of mystery and meaning.
|The Celtic Shaman: A Practical Guide
How to do shamanism, Celtic style. A detailed and practical manual.
|We Borrow the Earth: An Intimate Portrait of the Gypsy Shamanic Tradition and Culture
A first-person account from the world of a Romani (Gypsy) shaman.
|The World Is As You Dream It: Teachings from the Amazon and Andes
Lessons from South American shamanic teachers, compiled by teacher-activist John Perkins, founder of the Dream Change Coalition.
|The Jivaro: People of the Sacred Waterfalls
Michael J. Harner
Harner's firsthand look at the the Shuar (Jivaro) people of South America.
|The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing Among the Ojibway Indians
John A. Grim
A detailed and carefully researched account of shamanic practices among the Ojibwe people of North America.
|Wolf Medicine: A Native American Shamanic Journey into the Mind
Shaman Wolf Moondance invites you on a path of spiritual development rooted in Native American traditions.
|Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman
Patrice Malidoma Somé
This first-hand account provides a vivid look into the world of shamanicam in west Africa.
|Aborginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition
A. P. Elkin
Australian anthropologist Elkin details the world of the karadji, the Aboriginal shamans.
Freke interviews ten living shamans, each from a different tradition around the world, to offer a broad look into the shamanic worldview.
|Shamanic Traditions Around the World|