Advanced Topics in Shamanism

Experienced shamans venture into some weighty, dark and scary places in the non-ordinary reality on behalf of their clients. These books offer guidance on mending broken souls, psychopomp work (helping the dead pass over), extraction, depossession, and other advanced shamanic techniques.

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Through Shamanic Practice
Sandra Ingerman

This classic book details the shamanic technique for recovering lost soul parts and restoring wholeness.

Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home
Sandra Ingerman

Followup to Soul Retrieval offers broader guidance on how to proceed on your healing journey.

Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying
Kristin Madden

Meditations, exercises, and rituals for a shamanic approach to death.

Shapeshifting: Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation
John Perkins

Teacher and activist Perkins describes shapeshifting and other advanced shsmanic techniques and how they can be used to effect change.

Hallucinogens and Shamanism
Michael Harner

A scholarly cross-cultural survey of shamans' use of psychotropics to access the spirit world.

Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants
Jim DeKorne

A detailed, practical guide to psychotropic plants used by shamans.

Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins
Sandra Ingerman

A call for using shamanic techniques and spiritual energy to heal the earth.

Dancing in the Flames
Marion Woodman

A guide to transformation by working constructively with the Dark Goddess, the seemingly destructive and irrational side of female divinity. From a Jungian psychology perspective.

Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans
Malachi Martin

Case studies of people possessed by spirits and intervention by exorcists trained in the Catholic tradition.

Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic

In-depth book on working with your animal spirit guides.