Recommended Resources
Reading Resources

Joseph Campbell
The Power of Myth

Rather than a transcript of the 6-part interview with Bill Moyers, Campbell and Moyers re-envisioned the content for readers that incorporates the original concepts.

Sandra Ingerman
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide
  (includes CD)
Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self
How To Heal Toxic Thoughts
Welcome Home: Following Your Soul's Journey Home

Shamanic Meditations
These two 70+ minute tracks are an introduction to shamanic practice and the shamanic journey.
(c) 2010 Sounds True • Total Length: 2:24:52

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Tom Cowan
Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
Fire in the Head: Shamanism & The Celtic Spirit

Ted Andrews
Animal Speak
Animal Wise

David Abram
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology

Ted Andrews
The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures
Great & Small
The Spirit Language and Signs of Nature

Carlos Castaneda
The Active Side of Infinity
The Eagle's Gift
The Power of Silence

Steven Farmer
Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals: Understanding Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides

Bonnie Glass-Coffin and Oscar Miro-Quesada
Lessons in Courage

Belinda Gore and Felicitas Goodman
Ecstatic Body Postures
Where the Spirits Ride the Wind

Edward T Hall
Beyond Culture
The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time

Michael Harner
The Way of the Shaman

Theun Mares
Return of the Warriors: Revealing the Ancient Mystery of Atl, A Path of Freedom, Joy and Power (Toltec Teachings, Volume One)
Cry of the Eagle: The Toltec Teachings, Volume Two
Mists of Dragon Lore: The Toltec Teachings, Voume Three

Caitlin Mathews
Singing the Soul Back Home

Kenneth Meadows
Earth Medicine: Explore Your Individuality Through the Native American Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Way: How to Live the Teachings of the Native American Medicine Wheel, A Shamanic Path to Self Mastery
Shamanic Experience

Gary Buffalo Horn Man
Animal Energies: Interpreting the Messages and Warnings of Animals

Glenn Morris
Path Notes of an American Ninja

Jeremy Narby and Francis Huxley
Shamans Through Time: 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge

Daniel Pinchbeck
Breaking Open the Head

Claude Poncelet PhD
The Shaman Within
A Physicist's Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and Everything

Martin Prechtel
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar
Long Life, Honey in the Heart

Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements
Beyond Fear

The Voice of Knowledge

Starhawk and Hilary Valentine
The Twelve Wild Swans:
A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing, and Action

Gerry Starnes
Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity
The Shamanic Journey (eBook)
Power Animals (eBook)
Conversations Within: Journal Writing and Inner Dialog (eBook)
Druid Twilight: The Loom of Destiny (fiction)

Sun Bear and Wabun
Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology

Chogyam Trungpa
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Merilyn Tunneshende
Don Juan and the Power of Medicine Dreaming
Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy: The Rainbow Serpent of the Toltecs
Twilight Language of the Nagual: The Spiritual Power of Shamanic Dreaming

Alberto Villoldo
Shaman, Healer, Sage (hard cover)
Shaman, Healer, Sage (paperback)
The Four Insights
Couragious Dreaming
Mending the Past and Healing the Future

Sara Willerson
Journey To The Heart Through The Way Of The Horse

Cecilia Zúñiga
The Six Sacred Gifts: Everyday Wisdom for the Spiritual Seeker.

Resources for The Journey
Sound Journeys for Conscious Evolution
• Gerry Starnes
• Melissa Grogan

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Buda, Texas
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Soundfield Experience with crystal bowls, drum, and didgeridoo
• Gerry Starnes
• Steve Daniel
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Journey to the Lower World
Shamanic Journey With Drum & Didjeridoo
• Gerry Starnes
• Bill Woodburn
• Steve Daniel
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Drumming to Journey By
Dr. Kay Cordell Whitaker
An excellent drumming resource for journey practice: 10 to 71 minute sessions with gentle callback.

Shamanic Journey Drumming
Evelyn Rysdyk & C. Allie Knowlton
My favorite, since it best matches my rhythmic style and predilection for the journey.

Power Animal Journey
Guided journey with drumming. Also by Dr. Whitaker

Resources for Movement Practices

Peter Buffet: Spirit Dance
Native American vocals to contemporary sound and rhythm. Really good. An expanded live version with more music is also avalable:
Spirit: Live

Professor Trance & The Energizers
Shaman's Breath
A fundamental trance dance CD created by Frank Natale, Wilbert Alix and other key trance dance musicians. Just put this one on and dance away!

Medicine Trance
Medicine Trance consists of two discs of very long trance dance tracks created by Professor Trance. They are based on healing and other ritual dances of indigenous cultures worldwide. These tracks of up to 30 minutes are used sparingly behind the bandana. Very powerful.

Dance Your Animal
The latest trance dance offering from Professor Trance. Dancing your animal is a powerful shamanic healing ritual in which the dancer is free to explore the inner landscape of their consciousness. Through TranceDancing your animal dancers invite the spiritual power of the creature to visit and guide their lives. Liner notes explain the Natale TranceDance technique and our relationships with a variety of animals from alligators to whales.

Om - Bilateral Alignment
Three cut CD based on the vibrant Om sound. It is used as the background sound for Trance Dance.

James Asher
Shaman Drums
Compilation of newer and earlier work, some remixed. Pretty exciting resource material for TranceDances.
Also consider: Feet In The Soil

Drummers of Burundi
African drumming experience recorded live at Real World. One cut, about 30 minutes of "thunderous power and precision."

Lisa Gerrard's Soundtrack Music
Whale Rider
Gladiator (with Hans Zimmer)
Black Hawk Down (with Hans Zimmer)
Lisa Gerrard has the vocal depth and range to move the spirit in phenomenal ways. As co-producer, writer and artist, she is among the most gifted AND broadly talented vocalists of our time. While not all are appropriate, key tracks on these CDs appear in many compilations created for TranceDance.
Also consider: Duality

Soul Food
Wonderful music based on the Seven Directions and Seven Chakras. Two-disc set.

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