Shamanism As A Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
By Tom Cowan

Drawing on shamanic practices from the world over, Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Everyday Life addresses the needs of contemporary people who yearn to deepen their own innate mystical sensibilities. This inspirational book shows how to develop a personal spiritual practice by blending elements of shamanism with inherited traditions and current religious commitments, including the central role of power animals and spirit teachers; visionary techniques for exploring the extraordinary in everyday life; elements of childhood spirituality including songs, secret hiding places, power spots, and imaginary power figures; and journey to an ancestral shaman to recover lost knowledge.


  1. Re-inventing Shamanism
  2. Power Animals
  3. The Shamanic Journey
  4. Middle-World Journey
  5. Spirits of Place
  6. The Secrets of Childhood
  7. Ancestral Spirits
  8. Drumming Groups and Journey Ideas

"A highly readable introductionto shamnaic journey practice with a variety of innovative exercises."
— Michael Harner, Founder/Director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and author of The Way of the Shaman

"Tom Cowan provides a much needed reminder of our connection with the natural world. He gives us practical tools with which we can gather spiritual knowledge and apply what we've learned."
— Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self and Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home

"Sincere, questing people may receive valuable guidance and wisdom to enhance their spiritual progress.'"
— Ed McGaa, Eagle Man, author of Mother Earth Spirituality and Native Wisdom