The following is the introduction to my book, Practical Shamanism: A Guide for Walking in Both Worlds (available on Amazon.com). It offers some information on my take and approach to Shamanism. Shamanism and methods of shamanic journeying are found throughout the world in diverse cultures. So, it follows that there are many flavors, approaches, and understandings of these same terms. Shamanic journeying is a method used in many cultures to send personal awareness into the symbolic, non-rational realm of myth and dreams. Mind-traveling is a traditional means of interacting with spiritual guides and allies for guidance and personal healing.