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Ancientways Shamanic Training and Healing

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of the Ancients...

Seek instead what they sought.

Recommended Resources




Soul Retrieval by Sandra Ingerman 

This detailed book about Soul Retreival was written by Sandra Ingerman while she was a practicing therapist. It is also a good reference for Shamanic Journeying in general, offering many examples of Journey experiences. In this book, Sandra Ingerman compares shamanic work with modern psychological concepts, which helps those new to shamanism better grasp the dynamics of this work. 


Coming Home by Sandra Ingerman

A detailed description of the integration and healing process following Soul Retrieval work. 


Quest by Denise Lynn 

A wonderful and detailed guide for creating your own ceremonies and healing rituals within a nature experience.


The Reluctant Shaman by Kay Cordell Whitaker

Kay's apprenticeship to South American shamans makes fascinating reading


Spirit Song by Mary Summer Rain. 

A tender and powerful true story of one woman's experiences with a Native American Medicine Woman.


The Tracker   Grandfather    The Journey   The Vision

These books by Tom Brown are all highly recommended, especially for those wishing to explore the shamanic pathways of nature.


Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan. 

Describes an American woman’s experience with Australian Aboriginals. Includes insight and teachings from classic Aboriginal wisdom.


The Wind is My Mother by Bear Heart. 

An autobiography of Bear Heart, a Native American shaman. He kindly shares not only his personal path of accepting the shaman's way, but also much Native American wisdom as well. 


Fools Crow: Wisdom and Power by Thomas E. Mails

The "bible" of Shamanic Wisdom and Medicine teachings by the Sioux holy man, Frank Fools Crow. Be sure to get the book with "Wisdom and Power" as a subtitle, although the biography book without the subtitle is also interesting.


Animal Speak. by Ted Andrews

Suggestions for better understanding of the medicine and spiritual significance of many creatures. A good reference to better recognize omens and messages in nature. 


Medicine Cards    Sacred Path Cards   by Jamie Sams 

These are wonderful teaching tools that approximate the daily learning experienced by those living with nature and ceremony.  For personal wisdom, guidance, and growth.


Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics by Marsha Sinetar 

A fascinating overview of real, ordinary people who have left the dictates of modern society in order to experience a more fulfilling lifestyle.


A Way Without Words by Marsha Sinetar

Ms. Sinetar has done a wonderful service by presenting a spiritual pathway independent of established religions, but rich and potent with spiritual presence. A guide to creating one's own individual spiritual connection.  




About Distance Shamanic Sessions:

There is no loss of energetic support and presence through distance shamanic sessions. In fact there is often a deeper connection. This is because interaction by voice and energy is often stronger without the distraction of the physical. It is important to have privacy for your session and to schedule at least 15 minutes to relax and prepare. A time for integration afterward is also important. A quality telephone headset is a very good idea but not crucial for single sessions or short series. Please note that ear buds (without mouth microphone) as well as speaker telephones do not carry the energetic qualities needed for this work.

After you've explored the different information and associated costs on the website you're welcome to schedule a 15-minute telephone conversation with Chris Davidson to see if this work feels right for you (please note that this cannot be a shamanic session, which requires formal preparation).


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