Welcome to Indie Shaman
Indie Shaman is an independent UK based organisation and magazine publisher offering support, information and training on shamanism and living a shamanic lifestyle
Indie Shaman Magazine
The UK's only magazine on shamanism available directly in print from an independent publisher, Indie Shaman is a quarterly glossy high quality magazine printed on
FSC paper with 48 pages packed full of informative illustrated articles, distributed throughout the UK and internationally. Also available in pdf and flipbook format.
Out Now! - Issue 28. Subscribe Here
Issue 28 includes:
- “The ancestors have offered the gift of the dreamtime to every creature; it is a gift of peace.” Grandmother Twylah Hurd Nitsch. An article on the gift of
dreamtime by Sandra Corcoran.
- ‘Spiritual Sexism: Time to Drop the Gender Metaphor?’ by Philip Carr-Gomm.
- ‘From the Wild Horse Hills to the Edge of Ice’ with stories and artwork by Carolyn Hillyer.
- An interview with land shaman and geomancer, Patrick Macmanaway.
- ‘Blessings of the Forest’. Bwiti ceremony and reverence for life and nature by Yann Guignon.
- Eoghan Odinsson continues his series on Northern Plantlore with Dandelion
Please view Magazine page for full content listing.
Supporting Wildlife Rescues - 50p from all subscriptions donated to wildlife rescues
Back issues are also available in our shop.
Visit the Indie Shaman website shop, Ethical Stores, for a wide range of fair trade shamanic tools, incense,
toiletries, ethical gifts ... and much more, including Indie Shaman magazine back issues! We donate 10% of all full price goods sales to Wildlife Rescues.
Indie Shaman Community
Online Shamanic Course
Our online shamanic course offers two levels of shamanic skills for the price of one plus free bonus shamanic practitioners level with
individual tutor response. Suitable for personal exploration of shamanism or as an introduction to becoming a practitioner. With 50% member's discount
Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher List
Need a shamanic practitioner or teacher/mentor? Have a look through our Shamanic Practitioners List.
Free listing available to shaman and shamanic practitioners (subject to verification, references etc). Please contact us for more information.
Shamanic events and training workshops in the UK and internationally are listed on our Events page
Looking for a book on shamanism or just for a good book? Visit our book review site Shamanism:Books
Want to chat to like-minded people or would like some advice or support? Visit our Shamanic Forum.
Free and open to all.
About Indie Shaman
Indie Shaman aims to provide a means of helping people answer questions about life, promote self discovery and self development, and encourage respect for the
self, the community and the land. We aim to do this by providing a supportive network for those interested in a Shamanic way of life, as well as for Shaman and
Shamanic Practitioners from all cultures and for those of mixed heritage as well as those who are unsure yet as to where their cultural heritage lies.
The answer to the question “what does the ‘Indie’ in Indie Shaman stand for?” is, as most people guess, independent; meaning all inclusive regardless of tradition
or area of shamanic interest. Indie Shaman was set up with the aim of being approachable and providing accessible support, advice and information, spanning across
traditional indigenous shamanism, contemporary shamanism and multiculturalism. The ‘Indie’ in Indie Shaman also means independent person who thinks for themselves
as in our slogan ‘For Independent Spirits’, a very shamanic trait found in both indigenous and contemporary shaman. Plus we liked the pun!
Indie Shaman began as a discussion board / forum in 2006. When it moved to its own hosted website,
forum members suggested they could help contribute to the cost of running the site through membership and Indie Shaman
as we know it now was formed. The shop was started shortly after with the aim of financially supporting the free
services Indie Shaman offered. As our membership had expanded from those interested in training in shamanism to include those interested in shamanism in a wider
context the concept of a ‘shamanic lifestyle’ was explored and included.
In 2008 members suggested starting up a 'Good Causes Fund' with donations being made by Indie Shaman including from shop sales and in 2009 we
first adopted a hedgehog from Secret World Wildlife Sanctuary. We were pleasantly surprised to then
receive a rather cuddly hedgehog and it was decided he could travel round and visit members around the world. Shaman
Sham the wandering hedgehog was born! Starting in the UK Sham has now visited many countries including Ireland, Scotland, Greece, the US, Peru and Spain. Most
notably attending 2 courses in shamanism with Ross Heaven earning his own ‘ologies’ and discovering his true name Ezekiel. A member’s suggestion and further
fund-raiser in 2010 led to the adoption of Madadh, a beautiful wolf from
Wolf Watch UK. We have also supported other animal rescue work such as
Billy's Campaign, a young horse rescued
By 2009 Indie Shaman could afford to offer something more to members and the Indie Shaman magazine was launched. Summer 2012 was the
first edition of the magazine to have an ISSN number, being officially available for sale to the general public and stored for posterity with the British Library.
2012 was also the year when we first launched a pdf subscription giving an affordable, ecological option particularly suitable for our growing number of
subscribers outside the UK. We have, of course continued to give free membership benefits to all subscribers to continue the sense of community.
Indie Shaman offers free information sharing to facilitate finding events, workshops or a practitioner
and 2013 saw the expansion of both pages on our website. Sharing information about relevant books and the growing number of books reviewed for the magazine led to
the birth of our book review website Shamanism Books.
Indie Shaman has been through a few changes in response to demand since that first year and aims to continue to respond to the needs of those who approach us so
if you have a good idea do contact us!
Supporting Wolf Watch UK
We first supported Wolf Watch UK in 2010, adopting Madadh, a beautiful black Canadian Wolf who came to Wolf Watch as a tiny cub with her brother Kgosi in April
1999. Maddy is still doing exceptionally well, getting older like the rest of us but doing it with style and grace.
We are happy to be able to continue supporting Wolf Watch UK and so far have also been able to make an annual additional donation on top of the standard adoption
fee. In 2014 June accidentally ticked the wrong box on the adoption renewal form and adopted Pepe, a four year old male Timber Wolf but we didn't think anyone
would mind as it enables us to bring you news of another beautiful wolf!
With many thanks to all our customers at the Indie Shaman Shop, all Indie Shaman subscribers and everyone who supports our fundraisers.
Wolf Watch UK
Madadh and Pepe live at Wolf Watch UK, a rescue centre that works to promote Wolf conservation. Do feel free to click
on the link and also adopt a wolf!
“The primary function of Wolf Watch UK is as a rescue centre for displaced wolves. This necessity occurs through incidents such as dominance fights, excess
breeding or zoo closures. Occasionally animals are brought to us by the RSPCA and local council authorities. Our priority is to care for these wolves and the
environment we have created for them.
A large 20 acre enclosure gives Wolf Watch UK’s resident wolves unrivalled natural space to roam free, this is one of the largest (to our knowledge) in Europe.
Most of the forest however, is designated to remain undisturbed, since we feel it should be preserved as the superb environment it is for the native
Indie Shaman Good Causes Fund
The Indie Shaman Good Causes Fund (originally called the 'Charity Fund') was set up in 2008 and each year donates money raised by Indie Shaman and the
Indie Shaman Community towards good causes, primarily wildlife rescue nominated by members of the community.
100%* of all donations we receive goes into our Good Causes Fund and is used to continue our support of wildlife rescues.
*We make no adminstrative charges. 100% of the net amount we receive from PayPal goes to the Charity Fund which is minus a small charge PayPal makes for processing
Indie Shaman Donations
Indie Shaman currently donates:
- 10% of all UK full price sales from the Indie Shaman Shop, 'Ethical Stores'.
- 50p from all Subscription payments*
*subscription renewal payments made at the original price of the subscription where the price has since increased due to e.g. the increased cost of postage, may be
excluded from a donation being made by Indie Shaman when doing so would involve financial loss.
Please note Indie Shaman reserves the right to alter the charitable donations it makes to the Indie Shaman Good Causes Fund but will not do so without notification via