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Elen of the Ways is about the ancient shamanism of Britain. Elen Sentier grew up in a long family lineage of following the Deer Trods; in this book she tells of the old, forgotten ways of our ancestors. Through her own experience, stories, practical exercises and journeys with the deer, Elen takes you into the realm of the Boreal Forest, of which Britain is a part, to showElen of the Ways is about the ancient shamanism of Britain. Elen Sentier grew up in a long family lineage of following the Deer Trods; in this book she tells of the old, forgotten ways of our ancestors. Through her own experience, stories, practical exercises and journeys with the deer, Elen takes you into the realm of the Boreal Forest, of which Britain is a part, to show how the Deer Goddess is the spirit of this land. To walk the deer trods is to realise how close and connected you are to nature and everything in this beautiful world which we share with our non-human brethren. You learn, too, that our everyday world and otherworld are intertwined. Elen of the Ways is both here and there at the same time. You will find her everywhere....

Title : Shaman Pathways - Elen of the Ways: British Shamanism - Following the Deer Trods
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ISBN : 9781780995595
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 89 Pages
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Shaman Pathways - Elen of the Ways: British Shamanism - Following the Deer Trods Reviews

  • Deborah Lloyd
    2018-12-20 14:30

    In preparation for a trip to Great Britain next year, I wanted to learn more about British shamanism and selected this book. My goal was accomplished! The author has a long family lineage of authentic shamanism, and she also learned from the wise women of the village where she grew up. Not only does the author share ancient knowledge, she also ties into the many ways modern civilization has overlooked, and practically destroyed, our connections to nature and Mother Earth. This book has given me a solid introduction to ancient Britain, as well as increased my understanding of the relationship between deer and humans.

  • Hannah Spencer
    2019-01-05 18:05

    An intelligent and informative blend of history, natural history, mythology and spirituality. It documents the discovery and understanding of the sacred spirit of Britain, through the Goddess Elen of the Ways and the God of the Green, via the ancient roads and trackways and the energy currents known as ley lines. The book shows us how far we have digressed from our roots, both physical and spiritual, and gives a dire warning of how our future may be if this doesn't change. For anyone interested in the natural world, ancient British culture, shamanism or mythology, this is a must read.

  • Angelique McGowan
    2019-01-02 12:11

    Excellent! A must read for those who wish to follow Elen of The Ways

  • Emma-Jayne Saanen
    2019-01-01 12:22

    Some useful information on this elusive Goddess, but the book is poorly written/edited.

  • Rhiannon Grant
    2019-01-09 13:25

    This is a delightful book which mixes just a few things odd enough to make me cry "woo!" with plenty that is sensible and some which is inspirational. The best parts are Sentier's descriptions of her personal experience of Spirit in the wild and the ways she connects this with the real landscape - especially the chapter about the Orkneys.

  • Heidi Lamoreaux
    2019-01-17 16:28

    This is a great introduction to British Shamanism. I also recommend Following the Deer Trods if you want practical exercises to accompany the understanding gained from reading Elen of the Ways. These books have changed my life and how I view the world.

  • Laura Perry
    2018-12-30 20:06

    Shamanism - that's the strange thing that people used to do a long time ago in Siberia, right? It doesn't exist any more, right? Wrong.If you're interested in shamanism, there are multiple ways to approach the practice, and books are more accessible for many folks than workshops and classes. If you're like me and your heart calls to a particular part of the world, perhaps one of the places your ancestors came from, then you might want to investigate the shamanic practice that is native to that region.What place calls to me? Britain (among others). What book would I recommend to anyone who wants to learn about British shamanism and test those waters? Elen of the Ways by Elen Sentier.Yes, that's a reindeer on the cover. Long ago, when the ice sheets covered much of Europe and the shamans worked their magic in caves and small settlements, there were reindeer in Britain (and there are once again, in the Cairngorms in Scotland!). Though Elen appears to people these days in the guise of other types of deer as well as reindeer, her memory goes back to those frozen times. Your memory does, too, if you listen closely enough - we're all descended from people who lived back then.When many people hear the term shamanism they think of women and men in fancy costumes, dancing around in circles, shaking rattles and pounding drums in elaborate ceremonies. But ultimately, shamanism is not about ritual and show. It is about what's inside - inside you, inside Nature, inside the whole universe. It is a path of discovery and brutal but beautiful honesty.Elen Sentier, the author of this book, is heir to a tradition that goes back to the time of the last Ice Age in Europe. In addition to providing loads of fascinating information about spiritual life (and daily live) over the generations since then, she leads the reader on a path to meet Elen, the goddess/ancestral spirit, and find their own way into the shamanic world. This is not a step-by-step, paint-by-numbers ceremonial activity. It involves delving into your own depths and learning to really listen.Throughout the book Ms. Sentier guides the reader through journeys of discovery and she does so with grace and insight. But here's the thing...all she can do is point the direction. You have to do the work.So if shamanism interests you, I'm sure you'll find the book to be a pleasant read. But if you think shamanism might be your spiritual path, you'll find the book to be a valuable tool and a map of the territory you need to discover.

  • Dorothy Abrams
    2018-12-24 19:32

    Elen of the Ways by Elen Sentier is a valuable addition to my shamanic library. Sentier is an awenydd, that is a spirit keeper and tale weaver in British native shamanism. What's that? You didn't know the native shamanic tradition still existed in the UK? That's why you need to read this book. It is the one I have been seeking for years.Elen of the Ways, for whom the author is named no doubt, is the reindeer goddess of the northern forests that circle the world. She is the Antlered Goddess, a reindeer or caribou, predominant at a time when people belonged to the Land, practiced gift economics and worked cooperatively. Her forests have diminished but in the north they still exist. The hunter gatherer societies are fewer and fewer but they still exist.Critics will say Sentier paints an unrealistic vision of what life in a pre-agricultural society was like. Her women and men shared tasks; both hunted; they worked fewer hours a week; they had fewer diseases. Certainly what she describes belies the images we have been taught, but she has some facts at hand. In Numibia women track for the men hunting big game. In the Phillipine back country the Aeta women and men hunt the same animals. Could the modern view of our ancestors be skewed by our own egotistic belief we have created a good thing with our farming and technology? About our technical age Sentier says "We have lost our way...we no longer follow the deer trods." (page 9). You might regain the deer trods with this book. It is good stuff!

  • Rachel Patterson
    2019-01-15 13:26

    Elen Sentier's book is well researched and a thoroughly interesting read, drawing on her own experiences and history this book brings together a huge amount of information about this amazing but elusive Goddess.

  • Rosamond Rose
    2018-12-25 15:14

    Found this book fascinating, I couldn't put it down in fact I read it in just two sitting.

  • Rhian Dennis
    2019-01-12 19:26

    Found this book really difficult to get into. Some parts did make me think differently about things.

  • Mary Beth
    2019-01-14 17:17

    More insightful Celtic history & traditions. What should be human instinct is reintroduced, allowing the reader to re-examine their time with nature.

  • Claire
    2018-12-27 20:27

    Will re-read often, I'm sure. Learnt so much!!