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The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism

Shamanism is the oldest living path of spirituality and healing, dating back tens of thousands of years, yet many people don’t know what it is or are confused about the practice. In The Hollow Bone, shaman, teacher, and author Colleen Deatsman unveils the mysterious world of Shamanism as it is still practiced today all around the world.

Deatsman explains that shamanism is not a religion with a doctrine, dogma, or holy book. Rather, it is a spirituality rooted in the idea that all matter has consciousness and that accessing the spirit in all things is part of what keeps the world in balance and individuals healed and whole.

The Hollow Bone examines shamanism‘s history, its core beliefs, and how it is practiced all around the world. It includes a glossary of terms, resources for finding and working with shamanic teachers, and over two dozen rare photographs and illustrations showing the magnificent range of shamanic tools, rituals, practitioners, and traditions.

This comprehensive introduction answers many frequently asked questions such as:
* What is shamanism?
* Where is it practiced?
* What are the beliefs and understandings inherent to shamanism?
* Who are the shamans?
* What do shamans do?
* Can anyone train to be a shaman?
* Where can I learn more?

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  1. Barb Barton "Singer/Songwriter" says

    Beautiful, concise, comprehensive “field guide” to shamanism Colleen Deatsman’s fifth book, “The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism” is just that, a field guide in the traditional sense. She provides the reader with a solid, general understanding of the natural history of shamanism, where it is found around the globe (range), its habits and decor, its rituals and healing properties. We are living in a world of tremendous change and chaos amidst the breathtaking beauty of our natural world, and this book helps give direction to the wanderer looking for a path to harmony and balance. For the beginner or the advanced student/practitioner, this book is a must read.

  2. Shirley says

    A ‘must-read’ for every shaman-in-training “The Hollow Bone” is a ‘must-read’ for every shaman-in-training. It explains the practice, who shamans are, how shamans become shamans, and how shamans can help the individual with psychological pain, suffering, and physical illnesses; as well as, how shamans walk in the world to help the collective whole of People and our planet. Whether you’re interested in becoming a shaman or seeking a shaman for personal healing, this book will illuminate the path to a leading a happier, healthier, more spiritually connected way of life. Highly recommended!!

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