Recommended Shamanism Reading and Links
A German occultist, freestyle shaman, and author of several books. Jan Fries is credited with coining the term freestyle shamanism in reference to a style of magic that emphasizes trance and closeness to nature, but instead of roots in a shamanic tradition, draws from individual experience in a way akin to chaos magic. He notes the Zos Kia Cultus, Maat Magick and Taoism as his chief influences.
Serge Kahili King
Another well known author of books about shamanism.
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
By John Fire Lame Deer. One of the best sources of information on this subject is the story of a Lakota (Sioux) wicasa wakan ("medicine man") recorded in this book produced with his cooperation.
Mircea Eliade's Shamanism
Eliade puts the whole area of shamanic religious experience and practice into a broad historical and ethnographic context.
Native American Culture For more information about Native American Culture see Wikipedia's section on Native American Culture.
Shamanism General Resources
Dance of the Deer Foundation
The mission of the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies is to preserve the Huichol culture and its shamanic practices and traditions.
Den of ZaWolfSpirit
Dedicated to shamanism in all its aspects, with a penchant towards Wolf.
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies
A non profit educational organization founded by Michael Harner. Includes the Way of the Shaman Basic Workshop, Advanced Shamanic Training, Books, Videos and Tapes.
Metista Teachings and Techniques
Describes the path of Metista including tools, practices, prayers, and rites.
Path Of The Feather
Teaches techniques of shamanic journeys and the use of medicine wheels and spirit animals.
The Raven Lodge
Shamanic resource center for shamanic and personal development with details of a home study course, bookstore, craft-work section, news-letter, down-loads section and articles.
Sacred Hoop Magazine
List of contents of this UK magazine on Shamanism, Animism, earth wisdom, native spirituality and ecology, with some material online. Also shopping.
A journal of the International Society for Shamanistic Research, published semiannually with original articles, reviews of current books, films, videos, records, tapes and CDs, accounts of works in progress and announcements of coming events. Contents of previous and forthcoming issues and information on ordering.
Provides educational information and links to information on shamanism. Also links to shamanic practitioners, teachers, and teaching organizations listed by city and state or country.
Forum boards on shamanism, mediumship and other associated topics.
A general overview of shamanism plus newsgroup FAQs. Includes information on ayahuasca and other shamanic hallucinogens.
Shamanism and Animal Spirits
Throughout the world, shamans work with animal spirits to gain their wisdom and be healed by their spirits. Learn about 200 animal helpers with graphics and text.
A collection of FAQs regarding shamanism.
Totems Animals and Familiars
Information on using animals in Native American shamanic practices.
Robert Ghost Wolf and Wolf Lodge present information, knowledge, healing, enlightenment, prophecy, Indigenous culture, truth and wisdom.