"Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine is a guide into the concepts and skills needed for the Basic Shamanic Journey. Author Jan Engels-Smith begins our journey through the rabbit hole by exploring the meaning and definition of the term shaman, and the evolution and understanding of 21st Century Shamanism. Through this exploration the reader will come to understand the basic tenets of core shamanism, and how to apply these core principles to our daily lives.
To encourage a deeper understanding, Engels-Smith discusses opening our minds and learning to think and sense in a more balanced way by getting out of the box and developing our right brain function. These concepts will prepare you for your first shamanic journey experience. Here you will discover non-ordinary reality and learn about your Spirit Allies and the Universal Laws of being human.
The shamanic journey is an ancient practice and an inherent skill available to all human beings. The journey is facilitated by basic tools such as the drum, the rattle, and the song, which are introduced and explained in this book.
21st Century Shamanism is based on Life Energy and the Basic Laws of the Universe. These laws are described and expanded on by exploring the concept of the True Self.
The mechanics of understanding and developing your senses to enable communication with the Spirit Realms prepares you to set the stage for your first journey experience. This begins with the process of creating sacred space, calling in the Spirits, stating an invocation, and setting an intention. Now fully prepared, you will take your first journey to the Lower World to meet your Power Animal. This Ally will accompany you on all subsequent journeys as you discover the many facets of Who You Are! "