Can you see in the dark?
Seeing in the dark is an ancient definition of shaman. José Stevens has made a career out of updating that definition and making the truth of it accessible to people around the world. He has spent most of his adult life traveling the globe seeking out legitimate tribal teachers who work with subtle energies and altered states of consciousness. He has learned their wisdom firsthand and, in true shaman fashion, has brought it back into his day-to-day world and incorporated it into his life.
I read Stevens’ Secrets of Shamanism 25 years ago and I still recommend it to people. As with that and all his previous books, Stevens once again provides a well-thought-out mixture of psychology, wisdom teachings, and practical guided meditation techniques. There is a lyrical quality to his writing which conveys the magical quality of the things he is telling readers about. He speaks of other worldly things as if they were commonplace occurrences — because to him they are.
The book is full of exercises for heightening our shamanic instincts. The instructions and explanations make them easy for readers to practice on their own. Stevens’ accompanying narrative makes this not only a compelling read but also makes it all seem so possible to achieve. SHOP FOR THE BOOK
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