Advanced Shamanism

Advanced Shamanism: The Practice of Conscious Transformation

A step-by-step guide to authentic advanced shamanic practices

• Offers hands-on instructions for more than 30 practices, including sacred Fire ceremonies, direct shamanic viewing, shamanic death and rebirth, working with healing stones, shamanic lucid dreaming, shamanic healing, and advanced methods for acquiring an animal spirit guide

• Allows solitary shamanic practitioners to advance their practice

• Examines the biological foundations of spiritual experience, the many ways that Psi phenomena and shamanism are linked, and their relationship to the scientific concept of quantum entanglement

In this step-by-step guide to more than three dozen advanced shamanic practices, James Endredy shares the wisdom and techniques he has learned through 30 years of working with shamanic teachers from all over the globe, including Huichol kawiteros, Tibetan lamas, Incan, Mayan, and Tukano shamans, Indian siddhas, the Kanaka Maoli of Hawai’i, and elders from many Native American tribes, such as the Seneca, Lenni Lenape, Arapaho, Sioux, Tuscarora, Yurok, Navajo, and Hopi.

Endredy offers hands-on instructions for sacred Fire ceremonies, direct shamanic viewing, experiencing shamanic death and rebirth, working with and acquiring healing stones, shamanic lucid dreaming, shamanic healing, and advanced methods for acquiring an animal spirit guide, including how to properly retain its spirit in a sacred bundle or altar and how to use its power responsibly for healing. He provides a meticulous step-by-step approach to working with the five points of attention, a Huichol teaching on sacred awareness and shamanic levels of attention. He also examines the many ways that Psi phenomena and shamanism are linked and their relationship to the scientific concept of quantum entanglement.

Showing how quantum physics is the scientific expression of shamanism, the author also explores the biological foundations of spiritual experiences, including the roles of serotonin, dopamine, and opioid transmitters, and the connections between altered consciousness and shamanic states. Integrating modern research with ancient knowledge to provide an enlightened view of shamanism that marries science and spirit, this guide offers authentic shamanic wisdom and techniques to help the solitary practitioner move forward on their shamanic path.


“With competence and authority James Endredy has written a powerful book with clear and precise instructions on advanced shamanic techniques learned directly from indigenous shamans. This is a wonderful contribution to shamanic literature. By bridging quantum physics with ancient shamanic practices, he immeasurably expands our access to the strange and wonderful world of the age-old shamanic path. This is the real deal.” ― José Luis Stevens, Ph.D., author of Awaken the Inner Shaman and Encounters with Power

“. . . a rich and fascinating journey intended to culminate in increasing levels of shamanic mastery. As the title implies, this is not a book for dabblers but is for advanced practitioners who have the grounding and patience necessary to work through and digest these exercises and resulting experiences over a period of months, even years.” ― Hillary S. Webb, Ph.D., author of Traveling between the Worlds

“James Endredy births another book that provides theory, personal background, and teaching stories that illuminate shamanic practices and exercises that can produce a meaningful path in life. It makes for ‘powerful medicine,’ if you use what he offers in a respectful and humble way. He expands our notions of ‘self ’ and what is possible at a time of cultural crisis that calls for us to meet the challenges of today’s world with expanded vision and empowerment to create life-affirming ways of living with all our relations.” ― Tom Pinkson, Ph.D., author of The Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol and Fruitful Aging

“This remarkable book provides readers already proficient in basic shamanism a rare glimpse into the deeper universe of traditional healers and their most powerful practices. With precision and integrity Endredy provides step-by-step guidance for learning the advanced healing arts of world shamanism, such as interacting with Sacred Fire, recapitulating energy drains, creating animal-spirit jicara bowls, a personal death/rebirth ceremony, lucid-shamanic dreaming, and “quantum” healing through direct shamanic viewing. If you are ready to fully step through the portal of conscious transformation, this book will be your treasured companion and guide.” ― Jeff Nixa, J.D., M.Div., and author of The Lost Art of Heart Navigation

“James Endredy’s Advanced Shamanism weaves together practices he has learned and used over many years, and his transparency about their origins adds to their validity. There are skills for improving your ability to practice shamanism as well as valuable tools for benefiting your community. A must-have for any shamanic practitioner seeking a solid practical text to learn from.” ― Lupa, author of Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up