The Journal of Shamanic Practice is a forum of articles about the practice of shamanism: what shamans and shamanic practitioners do and why they do it. It includes diverse perspectives on shamanism and explores both traditional practices of shamanic people around the world as well as all types of contemporary shamanism. The journal pays particular attention to the underlying principles of shamanic practice and showcases the many ways that shamanism is re-emerging and integrating itself into personal lives as well as contemporary societies. Each publication is meant to celebrate shamanism and inspire readers by offering direction and thoughtful facilitation for using shamanism as a personal spiritual practice, as a mission for small groups and larger communities, or as a healing modality.
If you are interested in contributing to the journal, please review our submission guidelines.
The Journal of Shamanic Practice printed its first publication in the Fall 2008 with the intention of creating an ongoing dialogue on the many traditions of shamanism practiced throughout the world. For nearly a decade the print journal served as a collection of many voices sharing shamanic knowledge, inspiration and guidance.
In Spring 2015, the Journal of Shamanic Practice shifted to a new and improved online format. Now members receive a frequent flow of articles, stories, testimonials, book reviews, art, interviews and more through our dynamic website. Our goal is to consistently provide support to our member community and to engage participation in the dialogue and action of living a shamanic life.
Some of our authors have included: Ed Tick, Robert Moss, Barbara Tedlock, Paula Deham, Stephan Beyer, Jose Luis Stevens, Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, Tom Cowan, Sharon MacLeod, Jaime Meyers, Christina Pratt, Itzhak Beery, Evelyn Rysdyk, Stanley Krippner, Richard Whiteley, Jeanne Achterberg, Mary Courtis, Mary Pat Lynch, Nita Renfrew, Jonathan Horwitz, Lewis Mehl-Madrone, and many others.
Members of the Society for Shamanic Practice can access past journals in electronic Flip Book format as a benefit of their presence in the SSP community. We also have hard copies available for purchase to anyone who is interested.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in The Journal of Shamanic Practice are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the members or officers of the Society for Shamanic Practice.