The Gift of Shamanism: Visionary Power, Ayahuasca Dreams, and Journeys to Other Realms

Itzhak Beery (Author) John Perkins (Foreword by)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Destiny Books
Publish Date
March 13, 2015
6.0 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher. He was initiated into the Circle of 24 Yachaks by his Quechua teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Pagè. He has also trained intensively with other elders from South and North America. The founder of and cofounder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on the faculty of New York Open Center. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, TV, and webinars. An accomplished visual artist and owner of an award-winning advertising agency, he grew up on Kibbutz Beit Alfa in Israel and lives in New York.


"A beautifully crafted and inspiring work. Beery is a modern-day shaman who reveals to us the landscape of the soul in a profound and deeply transformative way. Read this book!"--Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., author of Shaman, Healer, Sage and One Spirit Medicine
"Itzhak Beery's The Gift of Shamanism offers clear teachings as well as riveting testimonials about what becomes possible when we walk this path with humility, reverence, and discipline. He is to be commended as he has created very good medicine. I love this book!"--Hank Wesselman, Ph.D., anthropologist and author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy and coauthor of Awakeni
"Itzhak Beery is a master storyteller who shares his fascinating journey from skeptical nonbeliever to gifted shamanic healer and teacher. The Gift of Shamanism is filled with powerful and engaging stories of transformation that inspire us to tap in to our shamanic potential. Brilliant book!"--Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval, Walking in Light, and coauthor of Speaking with Nature
"Itzhak gifts us with an eclectic array of healing stories that bridge sacred tradition and present-day living. This wonderful healer teaches us how to connect with spirits and forces that diagnose and heal."--Margaret De Wys, author of Black Smoke and Ecstatic Healing
"In this beautiful book Itzhak Beery, a powerful seer and agent of change, illumines through the ancient art of storytelling the mystical worlds coinciding with everyday reality and the inner magic we each carry."--Llyn Roberts, author of Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness and coauthor of Speaking with Nature
"The Gift of Shamanism is eloquent and mesmerizing. It offers an utterly fresh perspective that may reveal shamanic wisdom embedded in your own long-neglected life circumstances."--Ariel Orr Jordan, psychotherapist, writer/director, and film producer
"I heartily recommend this book to learn how Itzhak Beery works, including how he facilitates spirit communication and spiritual healing, helping people connect with their shamanic abilities, such as visions, out-of-body experiences, dreams, and his work with ayahuasca. Beery has distilled his years of experience into this marvelous volume."--Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D, author of Remapping Your Mind, Coyote Medicine, and executive direct
"The wonderful message of Itzhak Beery's excellent book The Gift of Shamanism is that everyone has this gift. It is our birthright. Through personal stories from his own life and the lives of his many clients, Beery's contribution to readers is his deep understanding of what makes a shaman and how a shaman lives in this confusing world. Even better, his story teaches us to trust the visions of the spirit world to ease the burden of uncertainty and empower our personal lives with wholeness and meaning."--Tom Cowan, author of Fire in the Head and Yearning for the Wind
"As a TV/Radio talk show host, I have to read a lot of books. Itzhak Beery's, The Gift of Shamanism was that rare thing in my experience, a book that hooked me from the start and kept me glued throughout, taught me much that I did not know, and inspired me to not only want a private session with Itzhak, but also to learn more about my own shamanic gifts."--Sandie Sedgbeer, host of Conversation at the Cutting Edge on and The Virtual Light Broa
"His questioning attitude makes spirit helpers and flying through the air seem possible and maybe even likely."--Publishers Weekly, March, 2015
"The Gift of Shamanism is a superb exploration of the altered states of consciousness implicit to shamanism. Beery describes his encounters with the spirit world and its transcendental energies in beautiful and moving detail."--Spiral Nature, Corinna Underwood, June 2015
"In sharing his stories Beery gives a gift of inspiration and trust, empowering the reader to trust their own experiences of the world of spirit - and all in an eminently readable and enjoyable format."--Indie Shaman Magazine, June Kent, June 2015
"A talented story teller, Beery engages the reader from the very first page. This mixture of biography and teaching helps communicate the worldview of traditions shamans. It is a fascinating tale beginning with Beery as an atheist and sceptic through his experiences with the unseen and advancing spiritual maturity leading to his role as a teacher and healer. Beery communicates well and reminds us of the urgent need to rediscover ourselves in a world lost to materialism and consumerism."--New Dawn, Robert Black, October 2015