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Don’t believe anyone claiming to be American Indian shamans , talking about tarot cards and Wiccan/pagan things, or talking about crystals and New Age things. I’ve got nothing against shamanism, paganism, or the New Age, but a cow is not a horse: none of these things are traditionally Native American. Shamanism is a Russian mystic tradition, Wicca is a religion based in pre-Christian European traditions, Tarot readings are an Indo-European divination method, and the New Age is a syncretic belief system invented, as its name suggests, in the modern era. None of them have anything to do with authentic Indian… Read more »

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ANY book or person that talks about native american shamanism is wrong. we don’t now nor have we ever had shamans. you can argue that all you want but the surest way to spot a fake native is their use of the term shaman. and every REAL (as in raised in the culture) native will back that up.

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Wyrdwalkers: Techniques of Northern-Tradition Shamanism and Wightridden: Paths of Northern-Tradition Shamanism both by Raven Kaldera are good books. I don’t have any Native American specific references.