Has anyone read this book? I have gotten through the first 90 or so pages so far and it appears that the shamans interviewed experience the same types of phenomena that we do. Some of them claim to hear voices, be in contact with spirit guides, and even see people that other people cannot see. One man claimed to have seen a coyote sing a song and then transform into a human form.
I myself went to see a shaman in order to become one about three years ago, he too experiences the same things that a lot of schizophrenics report. He helped me out with a lot of things and to this way we are still friends. He has helped a ton of people throughout his life and has shown me a lot about the spirit world and how modern psychology does not fully comprehend these things.
I thought I would share a couple of passages from the book with you guys in case you are interested:
“The rocks in my dreams were the same. The heart of rock teaching is found in the designs of the rocks. If you look carefully at a rock and focus on it, it may tell you the life story of the world. This is because rocks hold the stories of the world. That’s how they hold Earth’s wisdom.”
“Our hands are a sacred gift from God. One hand holds the secret wisdom while the other plants the faith. The highest power can come through our brain to our heart and out through our hands, spilling onto those we touch in prayer. Our hands can be used to serve greed and corruption, or they may be the servants of God’s goodness. I am proud that my hands will always be directed to do good. My hands are the transmitters of my faith.”
"Have you ever seen a bird trying hard to sing?
Birds never work to make a song. They sing effortlessly.
That’s how they teach us to love one another.
We need to allow love to happen without any effort.
It is natural to love."
Hope this helps.