A Hundred Ways to Sunday by Robin Rice
This is the book that started it all for me! The book tells of a woman's search for her own self, and all the ways Spirit leads her to help her discover what she knew all along. This below is a CD that has a guided journey that goes with the book, also a conversation between 3 shaman talking about journeying, and a nonguided drumming session for your own personal journeys:
Secrets of Shamanism by Jose Stevens and Lena Stevens.
In my opinion, one of the best books you can get- chockfull of information, exercises, rituals. I LOVE this book. I have read it twice, it is all marked up and highlighted! LOL
Soul Retrieval- Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman
I think this is probably pioneering at it's best. Lots of information about how we lose parts of our souls, how a shaman can bring them back, and how to welcome them into our life now. Very interesting. Not difficult to understand, and has lots of examples.
The Shaman's Body by Arnold Mindel
I don't know good enough words to explain this book. If you are seriously interested in shamanism, you need it. He explains about the different paths (hunter, warrior, etc.) and the path with heart.
Chosen by the Spirits by Sarangerel
She tells about her own journey into shamanic practice, and gives practical advice and hands-on techniques for recognizing and acknowledging a shamanic calling, journeying, and healing both people and places. Deals with psychopomp work, shamanic tools and magic, setting up a ritual space, healing of earth. Really good book.
Where Eagles Fly by Kenneth Meadows
This book is really good- deals with the soul, chakras, Medicine Wheel, the totem animals, cosmic influences, fetishes. A whole lot of information about a lot of different things.
Advanced Celtic Shamanism by D. J. Conway
I LOVE this book. Another one I have all marked up. I love the journeys in it, the fun of it! Explains the ways of: the healer, the bard, the warrior, the mystic. Good basic info on the Celtic Dieties, also. Her book do incorporate some Wiccan beliefs, but if you are not of that slant, easy enough to over look, and well worth it!!!
By Oak, Ash and Thorn by D. J. Conway
I just got this, and I am reading it now. So far, I like. Has divining by Celtic Methods- stone, stick, Ogham. I really liked the 'Breaking Negative Connections' section. She touches on soul retrieval.
Fire in the Head by Tom Cowen
I don't have this book, but I really want it. He connects the Celts with shamanic practices. This is from a comment at Amazon about it:
Tom Cowan HAS captured the Celtic spirit and the shamanistic threads that run through the Irish legends. He presents each aspect that he covers very clearly and concisely. Although not a book for beginners, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Celtic Shamanism and the spirit, feelings and attitudes contained therein.
The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby
I have not read this yet. I have it, it is for Christmas! Here is something taken off Amazon about it:
"A personal adventure, a fascinating study of anthropology and ethnopharmacology, and, most important, a revolutionary look at how intelligence and consciousness come into being..." What interested me about it is his connecting DNA to what shamans have seen.