“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.
“Four Shields: The Initiatory Seasons of Human Nature”, By Steven Foster with Meredith Little, ISBN: 0966765907
This book gives one 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, the shields. It doesn’t give you an outline of how to apply this understanding to your life, however application/integration takes time and experiential practice. I encourage you to order directly from the publisher. This link will take you here: http://www.coyoteculture.com/book/four-shields-the-initiatory-seasons-of-human-nature/