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1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading at best, December 28, 2008
This review is from: In the Shadow of the Shaman: Connecting with Self, Nature & Spirit (Llewellyn's New World Spirituality) (Paperback)
The back cover of this book proclaims it to be one about the path of the shaman.

Reading it was quite a different matter. It combines neopaganism and New Age with elements of shamanism. Add in the hefty doses of New Age and neopagan "love, light, and etc.", and the blend is nauseating. I'm sure this must be a reflection of the author's personal path, but to represent it as shamanism is wrong.

I'm not sure I'd recommend this book to even a beginning paganism student. I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anybody wanting to learn about shamanism.

I would not have bought this book unless it were required reading for one of my classes. (On the other hand, after having to slog through two of Gerald Gardner's manifestos for my previous assignment, a lightweight read like this was a nice break.)
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