In Post-Tribal Shamanism Kenn Day generously shares with us the teachings of his grandfather, and in doing so shows us a way to work shamanically within modern-day society and a Westernised culture.
The techniques that Kenn shares are those that he has used both himself and with his students over the past 30 years, so are ones that have been tried and tested. He is though, very clear that these techniques do not in themselves, make you a shaman, but can provide 'life-enhancing experiences and realisation'.
Set within the context of the role of a 'post-tribal shaman', which is explained here as being to be 'in service to and necessarily more focused on the process of individual transformation, integration and awakening the soul - both in themselves and their clients', there is much that will be familiar. However, there is also much, such as Kenn's method of entering a shamanic journey, that will be new.
For anyone new to shamanism working through the content of the book which follows Kenn's own workshops, will provide a solid introduction. For anyone already working shamanically it will challenge and present new ideas.
I found it both refreshing and thought provoking to read the teaching of someone, who like myself, has not been trained by tribal shaman and does not work with either core shamanism nor within a specific cultural context, but who has been taught by his own ancestral guide.
I highly recommend Post-Tribal Shamanism to anyone walking or drawn to walk a shamanic path as well as to anyone who wants to understand how and why shamanism has a vital role to play in today's society and learn what that role might be.