In this episode I talk about my study of Shamanism, define or at least attempt to define Shamanism and talk about what makes a Shaman.
I cover the three types of Shaman: Traditional, Neo and Shamanic Practitioner. I talk about signs of a Shamanic calling and the Shamans world view.
The books I would recommend to read on Shamanism are:
Way of the Shaman by Micheal Harner an anthropological overview
The Complete Idiots Guide to Shamanism by Gini Graham Scott the best overall intro I could suggest
The Shaman's Doorway by Stephen Larson Transpersonal psychology and self help
Shamanism Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade a classic of history and anthropology
The music for this episode is from Putumayo Presents Music from the Coffee Lands 2
opening song is Guramayle by Gigi
closing song is Quem e' Muito Querido a Mim by Geraldo Azevedo