The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Shamanism
I’ve read a few books in my time about shamanism, but this book gives a great introduction to the beginner. It explains extremely well the difference between traditional shamanism and what is being practiced today by most of the pagan community, and that is shamanic techniques.
The author is obviously speaking from a place of practice and knowledge. My only gripe is that she is very vague on the actual practice methods. This book is great if you want to theoretically learn about shamanism, and the differences between each practice and what to expect, but if you want a book that tells you exactly HOW to journey then look else where. I still think though that it is the perfect place to start before going to more deeper books on the subject, just to know if this is what you really want and are looking for.