BOOK REVIEW - Magick, Mystery, and Medicine
Michael Gleason firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu Oct 2, 2008 11:19 am (PDT)
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
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 information.
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
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.