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"This book, if you let it, will take you on a journey... you will experience first-hand the healing power of shamanism, and your eyes will be opened to a world of mystery and potential that has been there all along. You don't need any special talents or powers, just an open mind. And you will trust this new way of being, because you will personally experience it. To say th ...more
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Published May 23rd 2017 by Paul Francis
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Lisa Hardi
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shamanism

As hunter gatherers, we were all shamanic people. Then we "fell" into civilisation and lost our way, eventually creating all the psychological traumas and difficulties so many of us struggle with today. The great news is that we can reclaim shamanism and learn to practise it for ourselves, each and every one of us, to heal ourselves, society and possibly the planet.

As a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner and teacher, with a background in anthropology, Paul Francis is well placed to teach
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keith skinkis-loftus
Refreshing change.

At last, a direction, a spiritual compass. Thank you, thank you and thanks again for writing this book.

It can be a lonely road when attempting to realise your own path. This book is a refreshing change from the ' jam tomorrow. ' Channels and guru style literature.

This feels like a very honest and down to earth book, no pun intended. I can't wait to read the rest and look forward to all of the exercises and meditations.

Like I said, what a refreshing change.
Laura
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
This book came into my life at exactly the right time. I didn't know what I was getting into with it, but went in with an open mind and left with more than I'd have imagined. I found myself constantly thinking, "YES!" and highlighting things and overall feeling pretty validated and excited about what I was learning. I resonated with how down-to-earth the author is and love that he addressed things like cultural appropriation, environmental concerns/the state of humanity, the issue of calling one ...more
Matthew Samuels
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm blown away by how pragmatic this guide is. I'd expected a book on shamanic practitioning to be more opaque, but this is essentially a how-to, and easier to follow than a guide to a new TV.

Francis covers many elements for shamanic practitioning, from history to the necessity for more shamanic practitioning in our world today. There are also a great many hands-on exercises, from journeying to the lower world to conducting a spirit healing. It's all described in an incredibly frank and straigh
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Jennifer Stothard
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great introduction to shamanism, brilliant how he links psychotherapy and shamanic tools to help you navigate the stresses and strains of modern living.
Sarah Garton
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Shamanic Journey by Paul Francis is a much needed book, certainly for today's times. The author explains, in easy to understand language, the underpinning philosophy behind western shamanic practice, with practical exercises to get started with your own journeying. The book gives us a new and unique, developed vision of what shamanic practice can be by pulling in knowledge and ideas from psychotherapy. It is a clear map to an ethical, peaceful, grounded way of being, whilst cautioning us to ...more
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