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31 October 2009 @ 04:03 pm
x-posted to my own journal.

One of the things that's hard to find in contemporary shamanic practices (especially if you're not a Core shamanist), is a sense of community. Whether that be online, or in person.

finding communities when you're a non-Core shamanistCollapse )
06 September 2009 @ 11:55 pm
A few new reviews up on books with various degrees of relation to shamanism and animism...

The Animal in You by Roy Feinson - an animal-based personality test in book form
Rainbow Medicine by Wolf Moondance - I'm not sure how much more New Agey you can get in five words. Maybe if there'd been "dolphin" thrown in there.
Drawing Down the Spirits by Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera - finally, a book on possession and other spirit work aimed at a neopagan audience!
09 August 2009 @ 02:09 pm
Two new book reviews related to shamanism--click on the links to see what I had to say!

Spirit Animals by Victoria Covell

Soul Retrieval by Sandra Ingerman - August BBBR

(X-posted a few places)
06 July 2009 @ 11:52 pm
....and another book review as I play catch-up. Click the link for the full review:

Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age by Colleen Deatsman and Paul Bowersox - Another core shamanism 101 book?
05 July 2009 @ 10:18 pm
Have a book review; click the link to read the full review:

Beyond 2012: A Shaman’s Call to Personal Change and the Transformation of Global Consciousness by James Endredy - finally, a 2012 book I can take seriously! And it's from one of my favorite shamanic authors, too.
04 May 2009 @ 09:31 pm
Another review of potential interest--click the link to read:

Toltec Dreaming by Ken Eagle Feather - it's derived from Castaneda; what did you think I thought of it?
03 May 2009 @ 11:05 pm
It's been a while since I've torn apart something in a review...click the link to see what happened:

The Hawaiian Oracle: Animal Spirit Guides From the Land of Light by Rima A. Morrell
14 March 2009 @ 10:38 pm
Hello hello.

My name's Azure. I don't follow any specific path, I just do what feel right to me. At the basic level, I consider myself an animist and agnostic. My spirituality is heavy on involvement with animals, spirits, nature, meditation/journeying, etc. The typical things like that. I consider myself as always learning and evolving my personal path. I've realized that I would really like to branch out a bit more with who I know exploring similar things.

Otherwise, I'm 23 years old and unable to work -- mostly due to PTSD and something called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which gives me chronic pain. I'm still working on getting accepted by the government as disabled. I draw and write when I can though.

(x-posted to totemists . I believe it's a lot of the same people in both groups, sorry!)
08 March 2009 @ 07:07 pm
Catching up on book reviews--click the link to see what I had to say about this one!

Trance-Portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World by Diana L. Paxson