The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism
A Modern Guide to Shamanic Healing, Tools, and Ceremony
by Rebecca Keating
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 20 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 09 Jul 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds, Fair Winds Press
A popular spiritual practice today, shamanic practice spans civilizations, continents, and countries. Indeed, it can be traced as far back as humankind itself. It has existed for as long as we have existed. Today's shamanic practitioner is a mystic, a healer, and a keeper of ancient wisdom. They navigate and balance the seen and unseen energies between the natural world and modern society.
Along with the history of shamanism, learn these shamanic skills for healing and empowerment:Calling in the four directions and setting ceremonyBuilding an altar and setting sacred spaceHow to work with shamanic tools and power objectsWorking with spirit allies, ancestors, and your Higher SelfShamanic journeying With The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism, you, too, can access the power of these ancient practices.
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Average rating from 11 members
The colours in the book are so lovely and vibrant and goes with brought the book. There is also pictures going through the book which breaks the writing up. The information in the book is really interesting and I now how more of insight in shamanism. Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.
Book title: The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism Author: Rebecca Keating Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds Publication Date: 6 July 2021 Review Date: 11 June 2021 on Goodreads My thanks to Netgalley, Fair Winds and Rebecca Keating for an advance copy BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED All exists within. We create our own reality. This is a beginner's book outlining the origins and principles of shamanism, the seven directions of sacred space, the power of prayer, the elements, chakras, the aura, essential oils, crystals and more. I was interested to read that the first recorded culture to heal with sound was the Australian aborigines' use of the digeridoo. It is well written and a special shout out to the illustrator Roberta Orpwood for her delicate watercolours throughout. I would like to get a hard copy of this book. Thank you, and so it is.
The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism is a great modern introduction to the tradition of Shamanism. It aims to teach you how to incorporate shamanic practices and ceremonies into your ordinary everyday life. It is an ancient and widespread tradition dating back to the beginning of the human race itself. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout and as well as the history a number of skills for journeying, healing, working with power objects, spirit allies, ancestors and so much more is included. It is well written and a brilliant starting point from which the beginner can choose to further explore any of the techniques or study shamanism in more depth. I think the best version of this book would be in hard copy so the wonderful artwork can be enjoyed.
I have been a student of Shamanic teachers for many years . I truly enjoyed and trusted the information in this book by Ms Keating. A history of shamanism is given first and some definitions about it. First off the statement that here is a difference between a Shaman and a Shamanic Practitioner was right on. There are shamans born into tribes that have a family lineage and don't need to go to a shamanic institute to learn. Total honesty and simple exercises make up the whole of this book. The explanations are direct and the sequence of learning makes total sense. Even though Ive been involved on and off with shamanic work for over thirty years I found myself learning new things and also understanding teachings that I wondered about in the past. This book IMO is meant to be worked with and not just read , all though that is ok too. If you are interested in learning about shamanism and also making your life better in real time tested ways then this book is for you.
I found this book to be very informative in shamanic practices. I especially enjoyed reading about healing the ancestral line. It’s a topic I’m very interested in at the moment. The books presentation is lovely. Bright and inviting. I really, really enjoyed the read. Thank you for your work.
There is a growing interest in Shamanism currently, and the author does a wonderful job of explaining what Shamanism is (and isn’t). This book is full of excellent historical information, but also functions as a guide for those who want to delve in deeper and find inner healing and peace. The author’s voice is relatable and heartfelt. It will be a great addition to any library.