Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus

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By Caitlín Matthews

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Caitlín Matthews

Caitlín Matthews
Caitlin Matthews is internationally renowned for her research into the Celtic and ancestral traditions. She is the author of 36 books, including The Celtic Tradition, The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom, and Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom. She is co-founder of the Foundation for Inspirational and More...



A comprehensive overview of the Western perennial tradition--the hermetic tradition and the ancient earth wisdom of shamanic indigenous peoples

• Provides practical exercises to reawaken mystical awareness and reconnect with the ancient mystery traditions of our ancestors

• Reveals how earth wisdom and high magic complement one another

In Walkers Between the Worlds, the authors reveal the development of both these traditions that were never far beneath the surface of Western culture and how they complement each other.

As the orthodox structures of the West appear increasingly hollow and irrelevant, the Western way trod by the shaman and the magus remains vital, with many practical methods for reawakening awareness and reconnecting with the earth. In addition to its in-depth theoretical analysis, Walkers Between the Worlds contains practical exercises drawn from traditional teaching methods used by both native and hermetic traditions to help the reader explore these mysteries.

"This book is a wonderful resource for deepening one's understanding of the personal path being followed. . . . an excellent resource as well as a personal workbook."
Rev. Dr. S. D'Montford, New Dawn, Mar-Apr 2006