Some Shamanism Links

Geoffrey Samuel

N.B. This list was provided as a resource for students at the University of Newcastle. I do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors whose works you may find on these pages.

In particular, many of these links (including those in Sections 1 and 2) are to sites run by neo-shamanic enthusiasts, people running neo-shamanic workshops, etc. They are NOT necessarily reliable sources on "what shamanism is" (a difficult question even for anthropologists, who tend to speak these days of there being various "shamanisms" rather than a single thing called "shamanism") but they are very useful if you want to know "what contemporary neo-shamans do".

This warning also applies to items such as the two FAQs, though the Shamanism-General Overview FAQ in particular contains a useful bibliography including many academic works.

This page is also not intended as an endorsement of any of the practices described on the sites to which links are supplied.

The list has not been updated recently but may still be useful.



1. General Pages, Links and FAQs ("Frequently Asked Questions")

2. Traditionally Shamanic Cultures

3. Neo-Shamanic Groups and Organisations


1. General Pages, Links and FAQs ("Frequently Asked Questions")

Shamanism-General Overview FAQ

soc.religion.shamanism FAQ

Yahoo on Shamanism

Nature Religions Scholars Network

Shamanism (Richard Shand)

Shamanism and Priesthood

DePaul Diversity HomePage: Shamanism WWW links

Shamanism (Erowid)

Shamanism: The Archaic Technology of Ecstasy

Gnosis Archive: WWW Resources on Neo-Paganism and Shamanism

Shamanism (Dimitri)

Shamanism (Bay Area)

Shamanism (Justin Hall)

Shamanism (G. Pichowsky)

Shamen of the World

Shamanism (Ayahuasca Home Page)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing (Ruth-Inge Heinze)

Shamanism links (The Peyote Foundation)

SPIRIT-WWW USA, Spiritual Consciousness on the WWW

(a general New Age site, maintained in Switzerland, mirrored in Australia at

Shamanic Books: Inner Traditions


2. Some Traditionally Shamanic Cultures


Materials on Koryak and Other Siberian Peoples

Jesup Exhibition]

Ewenkische Nachrichten Nr. 1 (Dezember 1997) (Evenki Reports - includes English-language material)

Aado Lintrop's www pages (Studies in Siberian shamanism and religions of the Finno-Ugrian peoples)

Buryat Home Page


Huichol (Mexico)

The Huichol of Mexico, Their Culture, Symbolism and Art

LivelyArts Huichol - Primary Frame Page

Gallery of Huichol Art

Dance of the Deer (Brant Secunda, Huichol-style shamanism)

Four Winds Circle


Peruvian Shamanism

Blue Heron (Don Americo Yabar)

Sacha Runa (Miguel Kavlin)


Native North Americans (and Wannabes)

Sun Bear's Unofficial Home Page

Ghost Shirt Society

Western Shoshone (Shundahai Network)


Other Native Americans

South and Meso-American Indian Rights Center


Voodoo, Santeria, Afro-American

Voodoo: From Medicine to Zombies

Santeria: From Cuba to New York, and back...

OrishaNet, La Regla Lucumi (Santeria)


Kalahari Peoples (Bushmen, !Kung)


3. Neo-Shamanic Groups and Organizations

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (Michael Harner) http://

Sacred Sounds Workshop Retreats

Institute for Contemporary Shamanic Studies (Sweet Medicine Sundance, Canada)

Scandinavian Center For Shamanic Studies (Jonathan Horwitz)

Francesca Dubie's 3rd Road (Wicca/Celtic shamanism)

Spirituality and Shapeshifting: Shapeshifting and Animal Spirits

Celtic Beliefs and Shamanism

The Return of the Volva

Shamanism and Shamanic Workshops in the UK and Europe

John and Caitlin Matthews


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