Jump into your True Self with Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine by Jan Engels-Smith, Sh.D.

“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, Author of Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit and Yearning for the Wind: Celtic Reflections on Soul and Nature.

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 open our hearts, to think outside the box, and to 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 and supplemental audio 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!