Shamanic Transformations: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening (Paperback) by Beery Itzhak
How does one receive the 'call' to enter onto the shamanic path? What causes some people to change their safe uneventful and ordinary lives and start on a spiritual search? For many it is a singular instant a flash when the mystical reveals itself and the person is drawn into the world of shamanic power. For a few it is a more gradual awakening filled with numinous events that build upon one another until the calling of the shamanic path can no longer be ignored. In this book of remarkable stories we learn firsthand about the many different forms of the 'aha' moment of shamanic awakening whether they arise from ceremony near-death experiences dream messages or entheogenic substances. We travel alongside Sandra Ingerman Hank Wesselman John Perkins Alberto Villoldo Lewis Mehl-Madrona Tom Cowan Lynn Andrews Linda Star Wolf and other well-known shamanic practitioners as they begin their transformations into the prominent shamans we know them as. We experience the real-life shamanic epiphanies of those with unique shamanic paths--teachers mothers social workers academics healers and even rappers who have all experienced a moment in time in which they were awakened and the shamanic path showed itself to them. As each of these unique and beautiful stories of unexpected realization insight and inspiration unfolds we see how these single moments--usually entirely unexpected--are able to transform the individual's life clearing their vision and allowing a new consciousness to emerge. As a whole this collection paints a breathtaking portrait of the intricacies of the shamanic path and the paradigm shift of which we all are part.