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Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus

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A comprehensive overview of the Western perennial tradition--the hermetic tradition and the ancient earth wisdom of shamanic indigenous peoples

• Provides practical exercises to reawaken mystical awareness and reconnect with the ancient mystery traditions of our ancestors

• Reveals how earth wisdom and high magic complement one another

In Walkers Between the Worlds, the autho
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Paperback, 464 pages
Published January 14th 2004 by Inner Traditions
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Heather
Oct 20, 2008 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ralph, Molly, Archer, Ceredwyn, Mike
Oh my Goddess! I finally "get" Christianity! Page 196 is all you need to know!

It's impossible for me to know where to start with a book this dense. Even with all my years studying shamanism, Witchcraft, magic, and world religions, this book had lots of information that either elaborated on things only touched upon in other sources or explained things no other text ever tried to do. I knew I'd love the shaman section, but the magi section is where I learned a lot about paradigms I don't always ag
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Rusty Hart
Dec 12, 2012 Rusty Hart rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any curious spiritual practitioner who is interested in the mystery traditions.
I read Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus for the first time about 3 or 4 years ago. Since then, I have repeatedly referred back to its wisdom and practices. It constantly provides insight into the specifics of my practice, and more importantly, insights into myself. As I've said, this wonderful work is at least in my top 10 favorite books of any genre. I just couldn't resist writing at least a basic review, or more accurately an account of how this book has h ...more
Ivan Granger
I wanted to find a book that explored the many interweaving traditions and pathways that have made up the Western Mystery traditions from pre-Christian times, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and into the presence, and Walkers Between the Worlds does that to a certain extent, though its sections feel disjointed. Some sections I loved, while others felt as if too many pieces were missing. The book has both the strength and the weaknesses of having been written by practitioners of thes ...more
Bridgett
This book was very informative about mythology and differentiated between the underworld/tribal consciousness and the mundane world and the otherworld/cosmic consciousness. There were exercises in the book to work on your spiritual consciousness, but I only did the first one where it asks you questions about yourself. Because of the detail it took me awhile to go through this.
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Jul 22, 2008 MotherMagic is currently reading it
Still in process, and just beginning... will check back in with reviews and stars once I get a foothold in it. Looks really good, though!
Kathy Peveler
This is one of the most brilliant books you'll ever read. Beginning Alchemy.
Mindie Burgoyne
Best book on understanding thin places
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Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage.

She is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe. She is the author of over 50 books including Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, a study of Divine Feminine in Gnostic, Jewish and
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