BOOK REVIEW - Magick, Mystery, and Medicine
- From: "Michael Gleason" <gleason.mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 13:19:55 -0500
Magick, Mystery, and Medicine: Advanced Shamanic Healing by Kristin
Madden © 2008 WillowTree Press ISBN 978-0-9794533-4-2 210 pages
(approximately) Paperback Price to be Announced UNCORRECTED GALLEYS
I must apologize for the lack of some, to me, fairly important data
regarding this review. I have no idea, at this time, how many pages will be
in the final printing of this book, nor its price. This book is scheduled
for release in December, so look for it then in your local bookstores, or
pre-order it from WillowTree Press now.
Of all the various aspects of healing used in the Pagan world, this is the
one with which I am least familiar in practice. It is also the one in which
theoretical knowledge is the least important. Those two facts make me, in
my opinion, the ideal individual to review this book. If Kristin can make
things clear to me, anyone should be able to understand and use the
As with any book concerned with such an intensely personal topic as
shamanism, and especially advanced shamanic healing, there are personal
anecdotes scattered throughout the book. There are also
exercises/experiences to be undertaken and some suggestions for what to look
Since this work is subtitled "Advanced Shamanic Healing" I would not
recommend to anyone not having (at the bare minimum) some background in
shamanic healing, or at least some experience with out-of-body or astral
There are some appendices in the back devoted to animal and plant lore.
Although not all-inclusive they are extensive enough to provide a leg up for
those looking to expand their knowledge, although if you are already working
in the field of shamanic healing, you will undoubtedly have
encountered/developed a great deal of this information on your own.
This is an informative, well-written book which I highly recommend.