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Shaman Pathways - Elen of the Ways: British Shamanism - Following the Deer Trods

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Elen of the Ways is about the ancient shamanism of Britain. Elen Sentier grew up in a long family lineage of following the Deer Trods; in this book she tells of the old, forgotten ways of our ancestors. Through her own experience, stories, practical exercises and journeys with the deer, Elen takes you into the realm of the Boreal Forest, of which Britain is a part, to show ...more
ebook, 89 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by Moon Books (first published July 16th 2013)
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Deborah Lloyd
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In preparation for a trip to Great Britain next year, I wanted to learn more about British shamanism and selected this book. My goal was accomplished! The author has a long family lineage of authentic shamanism, and she also learned from the wise women of the village where she grew up. Not only does the author share ancient knowledge, she also ties into the many ways modern civilization has overlooked, and practically destroyed, our connections to nature and Mother Earth. This book has given me ...more
Hannah Spencer
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intelligent and informative blend of history, natural history, mythology and spirituality. It documents the discovery and understanding of the sacred spirit of Britain, through the Goddess Elen of the Ways and the God of the Green, via the ancient roads and trackways and the energy currents known as ley lines.
The book shows us how far we have digressed from our roots, both physical and spiritual, and gives a dire warning of how our future may be if this doesn't change. For anyone interested
Angelique McGowan
Excellent! A must read for those who wish to follow Elen of The Ways
Emma-Jayne Saanen
Some useful information on this elusive Goddess, but the book is poorly written/edited.
Rhiannon Grant
This is a delightful book which mixes just a few things odd enough to make me cry "woo!" with plenty that is sensible and some which is inspirational. The best parts are Sentier's descriptions of her personal experience of Spirit in the wild and the ways she connects this with the real landscape - especially the chapter about the Orkneys.
Laura Perry
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shamanism - that's the strange thing that people used to do a long time ago in Siberia, right? It doesn't exist any more, right? Wrong.

If you're interested in shamanism, there are multiple ways to approach the practice, and books are more accessible for many folks than workshops and classes. If you're like me and your heart calls to a particular part of the world, perhaps one of the places your ancestors came from, then you might want to investigate the shamanic practice that is native to that r
Dorothy Abrams
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elen of the Ways by Elen Sentier is a valuable addition to my shamanic library. Sentier is an awenydd, that is a spirit keeper and tale weaver in British native shamanism. What's that? You didn't know the native shamanic tradition still existed in the UK? That's why you need to read this book. It is the one I have been seeking for years.

Elen of the Ways, for whom the author is named no doubt, is the reindeer goddess of the northern forests that circle the world. She is the Antlered Goddess, a re
Rachel Patterson
Elen Sentier's book is well researched and a thoroughly interesting read, drawing on her own experiences and history this book brings together a huge amount of information about this amazing but elusive Goddess.
Rosamond Rose
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Found this book fascinating, I couldn't put it down in fact I read it in just two sitting.
Rhian Dennis
Jan 29, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Found this book really difficult to get into. Some parts did make me think differently about things.
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All my life I’ve followed the deer trods of Elen of the Ways. My mother's mother was a witch from the Isle of Man and my father was a cunning man from Lancashire. I grew up in an ancient village on the edge of Exmoor where the church is dedicated to the goddess Iwerydd and my aunt owned her sacred well. My parents and the elder folk in the village taught the ways of the awenydd, the old native sha ...more
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