- Series: Modern Spirituality
- Hardcover: 132 pages
- Publisher: Marvelous Spirit Press (October 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1615990631
- ISBN-13: 978-1615990634
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,101,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Shaman Speaks: How to Use the Power of Shamanism to Heal Your Life Now (Modern Spirituality) Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Wahls' purpose in writing this non-fiction work was essentially to present a view of modern day problems and thinking from an ancient shamanic perspective taught to her by her own family lineage. Although the book is essentially a laundry list of questions that are asked by students, the writing style and the chronology of the questions give the text a decidedly unified form.
The book rallies around the theme of making use of one's energy and time by focusing on the more practical aspects of life. In other words, stop dwelling on petty issues that infuse the individual with nothing more than negative energy.
While spiritual joy is something that can be attained from this book, it is impossible to fully quantify what this book can deliver to its reader. However, the author leaves no stones unturned in creating an aura of belief -- belief in the power of healing and the power of the mind.
The Shaman Speaks is undoubtedly an interesting read with an abundance of thought-provoking elements. It contains chapters on Safety and Protection, Standing in Your Power, and Energy Signatures. Ultimately, this book reveals ancient, age-old strategies and methods for attacking the problems that every man/woman is faced with in today's society.
Shaman Maggie comes across as very personable and real. Thank you, Shaman Elder Maggie, and your Spirit Guides, for this book.
I understand why beginners don't see this -they are new, but much of her answers come from aggregate new-age workshop wisdom. Nothing wrong with that in itself, but that does not make it shamanism.
Nothing personal -I don't know this author, but other sources would be a better introduction. 2 stars for scope of topics only.
Shamanism is simple way of living for everyone who wants to live a happy, healthy and joyful life.
Thank you Shaman Elder Maggie for teaching us these wonderful truths.
The open attitude is perhaps the best reason to read this book. Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls does not buy into the older, secretive and often manipulative ways of transferring spiritual knowledge. Many teachers find that changing times mean the challenge is bridging the gap between these older methods and evolving consciousness. This book definitely moves in this direction.
Another positive in the book is the inclusive nature of the Shaman's discussions. She highlights similar practices, beliefs and teachings from a variety of traditions. Using this perspective and connectedness makes her teachings useful to more people. The goal appears to be making these practices accessible for a variety of individuals. Many will find this an effective way to start with and from existing traditions.
The impact of this approach is similar to bridging older traditions--including more individuals who want to pursue personal development rather than excluding some for a variety of reasons. The accessible sections increase the highlight with other sections that may put some readers off the book.
Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls also describes a unique relationship between emotions, emotional control and creating the life you want. The teaching is another important high light of the book that truly makes it worth reading.
On the other hand some of the language and discussions come across with a childish tone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the book was all about selling u something else. Talk about a book about a whole lot of noda. the best part was the picture on the frontPublished on December 21, 2013 by christine davis
This book is really pathological and is dangerous for naive and vulnerable people. It is a "clever" play to sell more stuff from the author's website. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by David
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for personal truth and a spiritual path to follow. The book speaks the truth.Published on August 2, 2013 by Dianna Gooch
This is a well-done explanation of Shamanism, and how it can be applied to improving one's life anyway if you're not interested in becoming a Shaman. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by wayne gallup
Shaman Elder Maggie is a great writer that explains a lot to a person that would like to walk the shaman path. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by Thomas
She is a blessing! I am studying with her now. If you are interested in being a shaman, you should read this first. She tells it like it is. Thank you Shaman Maggie. Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by Ddomepaint