Shamanism is a life path that primarily deals with the spirits. Through the practice of Shamanism, one is able to ask questions to spirits about the best way to lead good and spiritually satisfying lives. That said, many doubt the abilities of shamans or those who practice and appreciate Shamanism. You can’t really blame them after all. The concept of spirits helping out in the daily life of the living seems too foreign to understand. Even a book that serves as a self-help guide for inner healing will seem like an impossible book to believe in if we add a twist of Shamanism and spirituality to it. That said, in order to combat this misunderstanding of Shamanism, we need to talk more about it. We need to find resources son what it really is about and how it applies to life.
So in order to combat that, Here are 5 Books that will get you on board with the concept and spirituality of Shamanism.
How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation
Written by shaman and psychologist Sandra Ingerman, this book provides a new approach on how to process harmful thoughts and emotions. In the end, it creates a unique thought processing method where these very toxic thoughts turn into gold. It is a book that basically redirects are negative feelings from becoming the very poisons that will seep into our physical.
You’re Not the Boss of Me
You’re Not the Boss of Me is a book by Alma Lightbody that deals with discovering the authentic self. Shamanism is a spiritual concept that tries to look inward. Therefore it is a concept that tries to look from the inside going out. This book basically is a kind of self-help care book that heals our own soul in order to assert our identity and not the identity that was asserted to us by other people.
Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life
This is another book about Shamanism, and this one is written by Don Jose Ruiz. The Toltecs are a group of Mexican Shamans who were adept at storytelling. Through their stories, they were able to pass down knowledge of their ancient teachings and knowledge as well as their wisdom. These stories that were preserved and retold from generation to generation are a fountain of knowledge for the present time. This book also distinguishes itself in that the Toltecs are portrayed as the true nature of shamans, that of healers, friends, and psychologists, and not as the often thought witch doctors of the community.
Spirit Hacking: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World
What a mouthful title!! This book, written by author Shaman Durek (a sixth-generation shaman), shares life-changing keys to allow you to tap into your own personal power. Through new information found in this book, it will help you clear out the fear and doubt that clouds your life and prevents you from releasing your true self. Ultimately, the author teaches us how to step away from the age of darkness that we are currently passing through and access a place of fierce empowerment through using different tools and experiences.
Well, these are just some topics that scratch the itches of what Shamanism is all about. Still, there are other books out there that dive and delve deeper into the finer points of Shamanism. It is up to you to read them. Shamanism is a broad topic with its rich history and far-reaching global reach. Thus practicing and applying some aspects of your life in it might very well be the thing you need in life.