The Shaman’s Spirit

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Author: Mike Williams
ISBN: 9781780284941.

Learn from shamans around the world how to walk with the nature spirits and bring the wisdom of power animals and shamanic drumming and dance into your own life.

The shaman is a visionary who has the ability to connect with nature and the spirit world, and to heal. Shamanism is increasingly popular today as we recognise its power to reaffirm our links with the natural world and bring us to greater awareness and spiritual fulfilment.

Drawing on traditional ethnic as well as contemporary Western practice, this beautifully illustrated book reveals the ancient heart of shamanism and its continuing relevance for the way we live today. It contains practical exercises that anyone can perform.

Part One, Place, explores sacred sites and landscapes – key places of spiritual power where we can tune into natural energy flow, through vision quests and medicine wheels. Part Two, Plant, looks at plants for healing and spiritual development, with reference to sacred cacti, the energies of trees, and herbs. Part Three, Animal, focuses on the role played by power animals – as spirit guides and intermediaries between worlds. Part Four, Ritual, explores traditional ways of finding your spirit power, including sacred dance, shape-shifting and sacred objects. Finally, Part Five, Spirit, offers powerful practices such as soul retrieval, divination and spiritual protection, describing how to work with these for spiritual growth and development.
About Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a shamanic practitioner, having learnt from indigenous teachers in places such as Siberia and Lapland, and a tutor for the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. His books include both archaeological and shamanic perspectives; archaeology books set out the evidence for prehistoric shamanism – what people would have believed in the prehistoric past – and shamanic books show how we can still follow this path today, drawing on the wisdom of our ancient forbears.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Another excellent book by Mike Williams! There is a great layout with full colour and magnificent photographs. The content is equal to the presentation.

    A highly recommended book.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Shaman’s Spirit is a great primer for anyone interested in shamanism. There are great photos and artwork alongside a balanced perspective of shamanism.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5


    I am so happy to find a book that is so sensitively written, informative and broad in scope. I look forward to his next book.

  4. Rated 2 out of 5

    Steven Brand

    It is beautifully laid out yet it possesses no depth or substance. It feels to me like ‘fast food’ shamanism and at best, this is a coffee table book.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book was very helpful, allowing me to interpret some of my dreams and to take steps in the direction I would like my life to lead. I recommend this author’s work!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Bob C

    I am disappointed with this book after reading some of William’s excellent previous shamanic books. It tries to cover too much and so does not present the depth required of the individual.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book is very easy to dip in and out of as it is so well laid out and written in such a natural style. It is a must have for anyone embarking on their own spiritual journey.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5


    This book is a treasure trove of useful information. Williams used a wide range of examples and I loved how he incorporated widsom and cultural aspects into several exercises.

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