Links and addresses of value to those interested in shamans and shamanismContact information for NicholasPersonalized answers to your questions on shamanismPublished and unpublished articles by Nicholas on aspects of shamanismVarious pieces of shamanic news informationCalendar of shamanic eventsDescriptions of some of Nicholas' shamanic healings, shamanic ceremonials, and shamanic classesAdditional biographical info on the shaman, Nicholas including comments from othersWhy Nicholas has chosen to bring these Ways of the shaman publicReturn to Nicholas Noble Wolf shamanism home page

The references we have included in this section reflect our experience. If yours is different, please let us know.


Bond's Indian Supply, LLC
We've done business with the Bonds for years and years, back when it was Jim Bond, IT (Indian Trader). Now his son, Michael, and daughter, Diane run things. Nothing has changed, though. You still talk to a Bond most of the time and get that personal service you'd expect in such a situation. However, don't expect fancy--the catalogue is still just a photocopied write-up. Do expect good prices and service.

They carry about everything you might ever need for Indian-type craft work from rawhide to face paint. Also, tapes and books. Contact them at e-mail: Sorry, no web site as of our last checking.

Cedar Mountain Drums
Patrick at Cedar Mountain has treated us well over the years and always seems to have what we need when we need it. We now buy all our drum making supplies (rims & hides) exclusively from him. His supplies page is Once you figure out what you want, you call him and place your order (or print a form and fax it). Of course, if you are not sure what you want, Patrick will advise you. (877) 34 DRUMS.

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We asked Nick for a suggested reading list. He offered the following.

General Books
  • Shamanism, Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade
  • God is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria, Jr.
    Some people may find God is Red a slow read due to Deloria's usual tendency to offer loads of examples and explanation. However, if you really want to gain an understanding as to the difference between the Western view of spirituality/religion and why it is nearly impossible for one indoctrinated into the Western system to understand the differences to Native American Indian spirituality, this book will help.
  • Shanar: Dedication Ritual of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia by Virlana Tkacz, Sayan Zhambalov, Wanda Phipps, and Dashinima Dugarov
    The authors were offered the opportunity to attend the initiation of a traditional Buryat shaman to the third level (there are nine in their tradition). The book talks about the trials and difficulties Volodya had until his elder shamans lead by Bayir Rinchinov determined why the initiation was failing. Many photos that were permitted by the group are included. Just an excellent look into authentic and traditional Siberian shamanism.
  • The Sacred Pipe by Joseph Epes Brown
  • Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
  • Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions by John (Fire) Lame Deer & Richard Erdoes
  • Rolling Thunder by Doug Boyd
  • Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography by Michael Oren Fitzgerald
    Thomas Yellowtail was Shoshone/Crow Sun Dance chief for many years. Here, he discusses his life and the Sun Dance path he walked. You will find his opinions of the Sun Dance way vs. the Native American Church (peyote) way as well as his thinking about self-appointed chiefs leading Sun Dances on different parts of the reservation.
  • Two Leggings, The Making of a Crow Warrior by Peter Nabokov
    If you are interested in learning about spiritual power—sometimes referred to as medicine—amongst the plains Indians, then this book is for you.
  • Pretty Shield, Medicine Woman of the Crows by Frank B. Linderman
  • Fools Crow by Thomas E. Mails
  • Daughters of Copper Woman by Anne Cameron
  • Curanderismo: Mexican American Folk Healing by Robert T. Trotter
    One of the best books out there on curanderismo. An authentic review of curanderismo within the American Southwest. No new age lies here.

Reference Books

  • Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown, Jr.
  • Indian Herbology of North America, The Defintive Guide to Native Medicinal Plants and Their Uses by Alma R. Hutchens

Children's Books

  • Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, A Message from Chief Seattle with paintings by Susan Jeffers
  • The Boy Who Made Dragonfly, A Zuni Myth Retold by Tony Hillerman
  • There Still Are Buffalo by Ann Nolan Clark


  • Shaman's Drum, A Journal of Experiential Shamanism & Spiritual Healing. Articles in this quarterly magazine are peer-reviewed by an editorial board. Contact them at Web site:
  • Sacred Hoop, Shamanism and Ancient Wisdom for Today's World. This quarterly magazine is based in England. Many of the articles have a "new age" and/or mixed-tradition bent, which traditionalists tend not to support. Contact them at  web site:

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Reciprocal Links

Michael Drake. Michael is the author of The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming and several other books and tapes on shamanic drumming. He also publishes a periodic newsletter.

body mind spirit directory link

Health Directory - health resources galore!

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally - nothing to do with shamanism, just for people who like to ride motorcycles in the Four Corners.

Another one that has nothing to do with shamanism, but is run by a friend of ours: Durango School District 9-R Talk is a great resource with news and discussions for parents and students.

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