Interest in shamanism is on the rise and people are eager to integrate this intriguing tradition into their own lives. "Shamanism for Beginners" introduces the spiritual beliefs and customs of the shaman - a spiritual leader, visionary, healer, diviner, walker between worlds, and so much more. How is one called to be a shaman? How is a shaman initiated? Where does a shaman's power come from? Exploring the practices and beliefs of tribes around the world, James Endredy sheds light on the entire shamanic experience. The fascinating origins and evolution of shamanism are examined, along with power places, tools (costume, drum, sweat lodge, medicine wheel), sacred plants, and the relationship between the shaman and spirits. Enriched with the author's personal stories and quotes from actual shaman elders and scholars, Endredy concludes with incredible feats of shamans, healing techniques, and ruminations on the future of this remarkable tradition.