S.H.I.P. 2015 Recommended Reading List

S.H.I.P.: The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Pathway

Recommended Reading

This is a list of several titles that I have found inspirational and enriching in my journey of empowerment and integration over the last 15 years.  You do not need to read all of these books.  If you love to read, pick a few titles that resonate for you and dive in. If you don’t love to read, trust that you will get what you need in your own way.

The Spiral Path & 5 Cycles of Change:

–Shamanic Breathwork: Journeying Beyond the Limitations of the Self, by Linda Star Wolf

–Conscious Living: How to Create a Life of Your Own Design, by Gay Hendricks

–Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change, by Derek Rydall

–Being You, Changing the World, by Dr. Dain Heer

–Zero Limits, by Joe Vitale

–Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier, by Mike Dooley

–The Toltec Path of Transformation: Embracing the Four Elements of Change, by Heather Ash Amara

–Maps to Ecstasy, by Gabrielle Roth

–The 5th Sacred Thing, by Star Hawk

–The Shaman’s Body, by Arnold Mindell

–Loving What Is, by Byron Katie

–Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes a Crisis, by Stan Grof


Freeing the Inner Child / Family of Origin

–Family Secrets, Bradshaw on the Family, and Healing the Shame that Binds You, by John Bradshaw

–Facing Co-Dependency, by Pia Melody

–The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller

–The Missing Piece, Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressing Anger Appropriately, by John Lee

–The Inner Child, by Jeremiah Abrams

–Embracing Our Selves, by Hal & Sidra Stone

–The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, by Elanor Payson

–12 Steps to Self-Parenting, by Phillip Oliver-Diaz & Patricia O-Gorman

–Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, by Anne Katharine

–You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay


Meeting Your Shadow

–Owning Your Own Shadow, by Robert Johnson

–The Secret of the Shadow and The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, by Debbie Ford

–The Shadow in America and Meeting the Shadow, by Jeremiah Abrams

–A Little Book on the Human Shadow, by Robert Bly

–Women Who Run with the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

–Spiritual Bypassing, by Robert Augustus Masters

–Life, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, by Carl Jung


Sacred Union: Embracing Your Inner Beloved

–In Search of the Beloved, by Jean Houston

–The Magdalene Manuscript, by Tom Kenyon & Judi Sion

–I Remember Union, by Flo Aeveia

–Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsh

–Love Without Conditions, by Paul Ferrini

–The Mystery Experience, by Tim Freke

–May I Hate God?, by Pierre Wolff

–All Sickness is Homesickness, by Dianne M Connelly

–Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tsu, Translated by Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English

–Came to Believe, from the AA literature

–The Book of My Life, by Teresa of Avilla

–Andrew Harvey – all Andrew Harvey books are essentially about the Beloved and Sacred Purpose

–Rumi – all Rumi poetry is about the Beloved

–Mirabai Starr – all of her books are also about the Beloved


Sacred Purpose

–The 30 Shamanic Questions for Humanity: From Ego Agenda to Soul Purpose, by Linda Star Wolf

–The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks

–In Search of the Beloved, by Jean Houston

–Soul ShapingA Journey of Self-Creation, by Jeff Brown

–The Hope – A Guide to Sacred Activism, by Andrew Harvey

–Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsh

–The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron

–Maps to Ecstasy – Teachings of an Urban Shaman, by Gabrielle Roth

–The Gifts of Imperfection:  Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brene Brown

–Succulent Wild Woman – Dancing with Your Wonderful Self, by Sark

–Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential, by Carolyn Myss


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