There are few areas in the world where shamanic traditions have been preserved in their original context and form. Nepal is one of these rare and special places. In the foothills of the Himalayas Nepalese shamans, known as dhamis or jhankris, are still consulted for healing and divination, as well as for providing comfort and maintaining harmony.
Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015, shamanic teacher Evelyn Rysdyk and 27th-generation dhami Bhola Nath Banstola decided it was time to safeguard Nepalese shamanic knowledge for future generations by recording the practices in "The Nepalese Shamanic Path" ― and they have created a beautiful and meticulous offering.
In this comprehensive, experiential guide to the ancient spiritual traditions of Nepal, Evelyn C. Rysdyk and Shamans Directory Ambassador Bhola Nath Banstola offer step-by-step instructions for authentic Himalayan shamanic practices. From the magic of mantras and malas to advanced techniques for physical and spiritual healing and ceremony; readers journey to meet the Taras, the Nagas, and primary Deities, learn useful techniques for purification and clearing unwanted energies, discover exercises for meeting the ancestors in their own lineages, and practices for negotiating the spirit world safely.
Illustrated with photos and Evelyn Rysdyk’s artwork, the book also explores the history of Nepal, its culture and myths, including the ways Nepalese shamans still serve their communities. Written specifically to share the traditional Himalayan shamanic method with the Western world, this guide not only preserves these ancient teachings but also reveals how they are equally relevant today.
About the Authors
Evelyn C. Rysdyk is an internationally recognized shamanic healer, teacher, speaker, and author of Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power, Modern Shamanic Living, and A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools. She is a founding member of True North Health Care and a presenter for international events such as the Global Shamanism Summit and the Year of Ceremony. She enjoys living and working on the coast of Maine.
Bhola Nath Banstola is a 27th generation Nepalese Shaman. He has spent decades preserving and sharing the shamanic traditions of the Himalayan area (Nepal, India, Bhutan, Tibet) In order to preserve these ancient traditions for the benefit of humanity and for future generations. Bhola holds experiential shamanic retreats, pilgrimages and teaching trips to Nepal and Tibet and cultural trips to Asia and participates in international conferences and seminars throughout the world.