“Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals”, Box Set includes Book and Cards By Jamie Sams
This book & card set will give you the basics in terms of Animal Medicine attributes. In Shamanic Practice each Animal brings you as an individual a very specific medicine, however there are general attributes to each Animal’s medicine that are beautifully articulated in this book. I use this book and the cards often to gain insight on my present circumstances and to connect with the different Animal Medicines. If you’re local to Mendocino they sell the Book and Cards at Rubiayats Bead Store on Main St. of course I highly recommend supporting our local businesses before making an Amazon purchase.
“The Beginner’s Guide to Shamanic Journeying”, By Sandra Ingerman, ISBN: 978-1591799436
This book will give you the basics in regards to the Power Animal Journey, the 3 worlds and a general description and explanation of Shamanic Journeying. It also includes a CD with a couple of short drum tracks, which are ideal for beginners. The drum track quality could be better, but this is still a great place to start.
“Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal & Environmental Toxins”, By Sandra Ingerman, ISBN: 978-0609805176
This book is a great resource for those of you who are interested in healing personal and environmental toxins. It is an easy read with exercises and meditations designed for folks who are new to journeying as well as those who are experienced. I also recommend the Audio book CD below, in which Sandra addresses the some of the same concepts in a short audio book.
“Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self”, By Sandra Ingerman, ISBN: 978-0061227868
I highly recommend this book for those of you who have received a soul retrieval, for those who are drawn to learn in depth about soul fragmentation and retrieval. This book is a healing journey all on it’s own. You will look at why soul essence departs, how soul loss affects us and how we can mend ourselves and bring ourselves back to wholeness. *Important Note: Be sure to get the most current edition of this book if possible, our understanding of these practices and how they work is ever evolving and so has the language and content of this in particular book.
“Welcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home”, By Sandra Ingerman, ISBN 978-0062502674
This is a great resource for anyone who is looking for support in integration after healing. Most of the exercises can be used as intentions to journey on as well.
“The Roaring of the Sacred River: The Wilderness Quest for Vision and Self Healing”, By Steven Foster and Meredith Little, ISBN: 978-0137814459
This book is the perfect introduction to understanding Rites of Passage work; the Medicine Wheel, the Four Directions and the journey of the soul.
This book offers an opportunity to take an in depth look at the the four faces of human nature, the medicine wheel as initiatory path, the rites of the summer-child, fall-adolescent, winter-adult, and spring-elder shields and how the seasons and their shields impact our cycles as humans. It goes into the initiatory experience, passage as season, the mirror of the elders and shield dynamics. The material is enriching and in depth and you can expect to gain a good understanding of the natural cycles of the seasons and how they relate to the four shields. I encourage you to order directly from the publisher. This link will take you there: http://www.coyoteculture.com/book/four-shields-the-initiatory-seasons-of-human-nature/
“Managing Psychic Abilities: A Real World Guide for the Highly Sensitive”, by Mary Mueller Shutan ISBN: 1844097005
This book covers the varying degrees of energetic and psychic sensitivity, the types of imbalances that can arise, and offers basic to advanced tools to support sensitives/psychics in sustaining health and over-all being. When I read this book I felt seen in a way I hadn’t before. The tools and exercises have helped me, my clients and students navigate the many considerations of living life as a sensitive or psychic.
“Plant Spirit Medicine”, by Elliot Cowan ISBN: 1622030958
Although I don’t agree with everything Elliot presents in this beautifully written book on Plant Spirit Wisdom, I have found this book to be a great resource for exploring the world of Plant Spirit Medicine & Healing. Elliot shares his journey of working with Plant Spirits, including messages from the plants themselves, case studies, the role the Elements play in our health and well-being and more.
“Heard Around the Fire: The Teachings of Grandfather, Fire” ISBN: 0984430407
This book is composed of various conversations with Grandfather Fire recorded during gatherings of the Sacred Fire Community. Those at the gatherings pose questions to Grandfather fire and those questions are answered through a medium intermediary. The content of the questions and answers provided speaks deeply to ones heart and soul. Chapters & Subjects include; Grief, Joy, Mind & Heart, Spirituality, Awareness and more. If you’re looking for or are open to an opportunity to anchor into the Universal Truths of this world. I highly recommend this book.
“Braiding Sweetgrass”, By Robin Wall Kimmerer ISBN: 1571313567
This book delivers medicine to my heart and soul every time I engage with it. Robin is a gifted storyteller and I highly recommend getting the book in Audio format as her narration weaves the words into the heart, soul and awakens the Spirit. As a person who holds a deep love for the land and plants I consider this book and it’s teachings an incredible gift to humanity.