Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine will take you on a magical and interactive discovery into the world of the Basic Shamanic Journey.
Author and Shamanic Practitioner, Jan Engels-Smith, skillfully guides you through the rabbit hole by exploring the meaning and definition of the term shaman, and the evolution of 21st Century Shamanism. You will find yourself immersed in a world of energy and potential, leading to an understanding of the basic tenets of core shamanism, and how to apply these principles to your daily life.
Engels-Smith encourages us to opening our minds, to think outside the box, and balance our minds by developing our right brain function. These concepts will awaken your senses and prepare you for your first shamanic journey. Here you will discover non-ordinary reality and learn about your Spirit Allies and the Universal Laws of being human.
The shamanic journey is an ancient practice and an inherent skill available to all human beings. The journey is facilitated by basic tools such as the drum, rattle, and song. Exercises are provided to assist you in an experiential journey of discovery.
The mechanics of understanding and developing your senses enables communication with the Spirit Realms, prepares you, and sets the stage for your first journey experience. This begins with the process of creating sacred space, calling in the Spirits, stating an invocation, and setting an intention. Now fully prepared, you will take your first journey to the Lower World to meet your Power Animal. This Ally will accompany you on all subsequent journeys as you discover the many facets of Who You Are!
In Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine, Jan Engels-Smith applies the wisdom she has gained from years of soul-work in various spiritual disciplines to the basic practices of shamanism. As an adept shamanic teacher she graciously leads the reader through the basics of shamanism, answering the many questions that often plague newcomers to shamanic practice. And readers who already know the basics of shamanism will find potent reminders of the valuable insights that derive from shamanic practice. This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in discovering how shamanism and energy medicine can provide the skills for a more meaningful life.
Tom Cowan is the author of Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit and Yearning for the Wind: Celtic Reflections on Soul and Nature.
“Jan’s important book fills you with wonder and faith. It will help you understand the basic and intricate concepts of the shamanic worldview and practices and to open the path to your heart. Jan’s clear step-by-step guide shows you how to apply those core principles to your complex daily lives in the 21st Century and bring our society back into balance with nature.”
Itzhak Beery, Shamanic healer and teacher, author of The Gift of Shamanism, publisher of ShamanPortal.org co-founder of New York Shamanic Circle.
“Jan Engels-Smith has created a vigorous foundation for shamanic practice in her book, Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine. Her book will be compelling for spiritual seekers of every persuasion.”
Hank Wesselman, PhD., anthropologist and author of The Spiritwalker Trilogy, the award-winning Awakening to the Spirit World (with Sandra Ingerman) and The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman.