An Overview Of The Top Shaman Magazines

The big three of the Shaman Magazine world are The Journal of Shamanic Practice, Sacred Hoops, and Shaman's Drum. They each have a different approach in the content they produce and how they connect with their readers. If you are only going to pick one, you'll have to decide which type of content and style you prefer.  The details on each are listed below.

 

The Journal of Shamanic Practice

 

The Journal of Shamanic Practice is the publication of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners. It has the feel of an academic journal which means it tends to be more steeped in research and a little on the dry side. Many of the articles come with case studies and detailed footnotes on where all the information came from.

Web Sitehttp://www.shamansociety.org/

Tag Line: Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Shamanism

Current Issue: No links available

Issues: 2 per year

Price: $24/yr in the U.S. $32/yr overseas. It comes free when you purchase a membership to the society.

Electronic version: Not available.

SubscribeHere

Advertising and Classifieds: You can run full page ads and take out classifieds. Details on ads costs here.

Example articles: "The Shamanic Power of Tobacco", "Corporate Shamanism", "Shamanism, Nature Conservation, and International Law", "Drumming the Soul Awake"

Style: Black and white print with a color cover. There are some black and white pictures and drawings with the articles, but they are minimal.

 

 

Sacred Hoop

 

Sacred Hoop is a UK based publication run by Nicholas Breeze Wood. It is a rich, colorful reading experience with lots of pictures accompanying the articles.  There are many stories on individuals experiences and in-depth stories on traditions from around the world. This is a more global look at shamanism than the other magazines.

Web Sitehttp://www.sacredhoop.org/

Tag Line: Celebrating the circle of life

Current Issue: A PDF of the table of contents and more.

Issues: 4 per year

Price: Around $40/yr world wide. Less in the UK and Europe

Electronic version: Yes. For $18/yr or $5 for an individual issue. You can also download the iPhone/iPad app here and access each issue at a low cost.

SubscribeHere

Advertising and Classifieds: You can run full page ads and take out classifieds. Details on ads costs here.

Example articles: "Curse and Power Loss", "Over-Shadowed", "Beat of a World Drum", "Shamans Don't Believe in Spirits", "Ritual and Ceremony"

Style: Very lively with pictures of that add to the articles and stories. The writing style is more personal in that it is offers readers a more personal view of the subjects it is covering. This is as much for people interested in shamanism as opposed to shamanic partitioners

 

 

 

Shaman's Drum

 

The Shaman's Drum is a quarterly published magazine based in Oregon, U.S. The content covers a wide variety of topics including personal stories, interviews with indigenous shaman from all over the world, and in depth pieces on specific healing or ritual traditions. 

Web Sitehttp://www.shamansdrum.org/

Tag Line: A journal of experiential Shamanism & Spiritual Healing

Current Issuehttp://shamansdrum.org/Pages/Current.html

Issues: 4 per year

Price: $24/yr in U.S., $30yr in Canada/Mexico, $44/yr everywhere else

Electronic version: Not available

Subscribe: Here. This doesn't seem to be working at the moment. 

Advertising and Classifieds: You can run full page ads and take out classifieds. Details on ads costs here.

Example articles: "Martin Pinedo: The Condor of Huasao", "Offerings for Pachamama:  My Initiation into Q'ero Shamanism", "Finding the Jaguar: Tracking the Spirit of Indigenous Healing", "When the Student is Ready: Apprenticing with the Visionary Vine"

Style: Black and white print with a color cover. There are some black and white pictures and drawings within the articles. Occasionally there is a color picture also. Not as dry as an academic journal, but not as lively as a full color magazine.