New To Shamanism?

Shamanism is the world’s oldest spiritual tradition. It has been practiced by indigenous peoples around the world for centuries. While each indigenous culture has its own unique practices and stories connected to the people and place from which they emerge, many western scholars have noticed underlying similarities across cultures. 

Here we have compiled a collection of foundational resources for people new to shamanism. If you would like to learn more we encourage you to become a member and gain full access to our content library.

Advice from Elders

Advice from Elders

The Society for Shamanic Practice asked a few "Shamanic Elders”—those who have walked the path for some time—to share their thoughts on things they wished they had learned earlier on the path. In no particular order, here is some "advice from elders." Laurie Schmidt:...

Changing Your Story

Changing Your Story

We all have parts of our story that we wish to change. Consider your story to be a collection of experiences. What parts of your story would you like to change and what can you do about it, now? Lena assists us in clearing some of the threads of our tapestry,...

Expanding the Unique Self

Expanding the Unique Self

Whether new to the path or experienced, Eva Black Tail Swan talks with Dr. Steven Farmer about the importance of expanding the unique self through support and the willingness to receive. As equals we stand carrying our own unique medicine, contributing to the way the...

Authentic Self, Authentic Shaman

Authentic Self, Authentic Shaman

We live in a time when authentic shamanic work is deeply needed. But "authenticity" has been so grossly overused, it doesn’t mean much anymore. You do not search for authenticity. Rather, your life is meant to be an expression of your authentic self. The first work...

Retrieving Your Power Animal

Retrieving Your Power Animal

Power Animals are spirit guides in animal form who provide protection, guidance, and healing. Journey with Dr. Steven Farmer as he leads you towards discovering and retrieving your power animal.Download MP3 FileAbout Dr. Steven Farmer Dr. Steven Farmer is a...

What You Should Know About Taking Ayahuasca

What You Should Know About Taking Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca: A Brief Helpful Manual Currently tens of thousands of people are exploring the visionary medicine known as ayahuasca, huasca, yaje, (and many other names) both in South America and around the world. Many seek the experience out of curiosity and sometimes...

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The Society for Shamanic Practice is a modern day organization that supports those who aspire to follow a shamanic path by providing information from experts in the field through professional journal articles, audios, monthly new moon ceremonies, and opportunities to participate and learn about shamanic practices through our community forum, and annual member events. Consider becoming a member if you are interested in joining our community and enriching your shamanic practice.

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