The Celtic Shaman

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Random House, Oct 31, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
Probably the oldest known spiritual discipline, shamanism is the timeless art of living in harmony with creation, providing a universal system to work with today, whatever our religion or spiritual affiliation may be. A reflection of a living tradition with a supremely practical approach to life, it teaches skills for living and ways to utilize latent abilities which we all possess. Celtic Shamanism derives from the native traditions of North-West Europe. The shamanic contribution of the Celts and their predecessors has been overlooked until recently, and is one of the last shamanic traditions to be explored. While it shares common elements with American, Australian and Siberian teachings, it derives entirely from Celtic source material. The Celtic Shaman offers a varied and easily followed plan of self-tuition for anyone interested in Celtic mythology and the Western mysteries.
 

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User Review  - morag_eyrie - LibraryThing

One of the books I recommend to those interested particularly in Celtic shamanism (as opposed to just shamanism). John is scholarly but also makes it readable and usable as a handbook. A bit weak from a feminist perspective, but you've gotta start somewhere. Read full review

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The Shamans World
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About the author (2012)

John Matthews is internationally renowned for his research into ancient Celtic Wisdom. He has written many successful books including The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom and Winter Solstice. He lives in Oxford with his wife Caitlin Matthews and their son.

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