on February 13, 2004
This is an excellent book for those who, like me, are trying to understand what is shamanism, with the eventual perspective of becoming shamanic practitioners. The matter is tidily presented. This book is CLEAR! It was written by a person who has CLEAR ideas in his mind. It delivers knowledge (which doesn't mean it'll make a shaman out of the reader, of course). It explains the difference betweeen a psychotic, a shaman and a shaman pratictioner. It explains why people may want to journey in the non-ordinary reality. It is a book written for the reader. The only criticism I have is that journeying is presented as easy as eating breakfast. Potential problems are totally down-played.
on February 24, 2002
I enjoyed this book & got some good results from it. I appreciated the author's descriptions of his own working progess.
This is not a scholar's guide, but a hands-on book. The only fault I personally found was that he tended to gloss over some steps. I mean, he tells you to just meditate on your power animal until it appears...HUh?? Beginners need a bit more than that, especially to start off with.
Otherwise, I thought this book was useful & well-done.