The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism by Colleen Deatsman. A good introduction to shamanism that explains what it is and its place in today’s world.

Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age by Colleen Deatsman. A great how-to book for shamanic practices. This is where I started. (Full disclosure: I had my apprenticeship with the author.)

Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman. Another great how-to book. I greatly respect these authors and have read other works by them both. This book comes with a CD of journey music.


Why Shamanism Now? hosted by Christina Pratt. This has been a wellspring of insight and inspiration for me. A huge archive, explore to find a starting point that appeals to you.


Society for Shamanic Practitioners. Sometimes it’s best to learn in person. This is a great place to start if you are looking for a teacher or for shamanic healing.



Meditation Secrets for Women: Discover Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace by Camille Maurine. This book really helped me shake off all the “supposed tos” and preconceived notions I had around meditation.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown. I am just wrapping up an ecourse based on this book, and it’s had a profound impact on me. She has the most amazing voice in her work, making this deep material easily accessible. If authenticity matters to you, check it out.

Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want by Sonia Choquette. This guidebook to creating change is clearly written and balances the concepts of striving and surrendering in a way I haven’t seen elsewhere.


The Asexuality Visibility & Education Network (AVEN). If you are feeling like you don’t fit into our hyper-sexual, hyper-romantic culture, this is a great space to learn more and meet others like you.


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