From oak I come to oak I go, I sit amid the ancient flow. From oak I come to oak I go, I look, I watch, I see, I know….    -Tom Cowan

About Tom Cowan

Tom Cowan is a shamanic practitioner specializing in Celtic visionary and healing techniques. He combines universal core shamanism with traditional European spirit lore to create spiritual practices that can heal and enrich one’s own life and the lives of others. He is an internationally respected teacher, author, lecturer, and tour leader. He has taught training programs in England, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia and Italy. Tom received a doctorate in history from St. Louis University. He has studied extensively with and taught for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

Tom is the author of Yearning For The Wind: Celtic Reflections on Nature and the Soul, Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit, Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life, The Pocket Guide to Shamanism, The Book of Seance, The Way of the Saints: Prayers, Practices, and Meditations and Wending Your Way: A New Version of the Old English Rune Poem. 



  1. amanda foulger

    Thank you for sharing this wise teaching and practice, Tom.

  2. Lyn Birmingham

    Thank you for offering this wonderful mantra and meditation. It works so well to shift us into an altered state of well being.

  3. Stephanie Taylor

    Thank you for contributing this meditation. I greatly appreciate your continued support of the shamanic community.

  4. Edward L. Yeats

    Thank you, Tom for this inspiring teaching. May your roots grow deep and your crown sway with strength and ease in the wind.

    From Oak I come, to Oak I go, I look, I watch, I see, I know,

    Ed Yeats

  5. Ann Riley

    Dear Tom, How lovely to hear your voice and teach me this meditation. I will be using it from now on. Many Thanks and Blessings.

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