Stock Image


Conway, D. J.

965 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 156718166X / ISBN 13: 9781567181661
Published by Llewellyn Publications, 2000
Used Condition: VG+ Soft cover
From Seneca Valley Books & Paper Collectibles (WATKINS GLEN, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since January 26, 2005

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 12.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Very minor suage showing. Corners a bit curled. Text is clean/tight. Nice covers. ; celtic wisdom series; 6x9; 296+ads pages. Bookseller Inventory # 14917

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details


Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Softcover; 7th Printing

Illustrator: Illustrated by Anne Marie Ferguson

Book Condition:VG+

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


Take one part of the world''s oldest spiritual system (shamanism), mix in one part of one of the world''s most popular spiritual cultures (the Celts), and bring it up to date by blending in modern forms of shamanism. The result is one of the most amazing books you''ll ever use, D. J. Conway''s By Oak, Ash, & Thorn.

This book is filled with information that can start you on a lifetime of study, practice, and spirituality. First, you''ll learn about ancient and modern forms of shamanism. You''ll discover the secrets of the three shamanic worlds, and how you can travel through these mysterious realms. You''ll be shown how to communicate and deal with the entities and allies you meet there. You''ll also learn about the tools that a shaman uses.

The thing that makes this book unique is that it comes from the viewpoint of Celtic shamanism, and not some generalized form. As a result, the worlds are specifically Celtic in nature. The tools come from Celtic myth and lore. The fifty entities you meet are named and defined as the Faery Folk and their kin ― from the Bean sidhe (banshee) to the Will o'' the Wisp (a faery who appears at night in lonely places carrying a lantern to confuse travellers). Almost fifty more animal allies are listed and described. You will also learn the mysteries of the vision quest and how it applies and can be used by Celtic shamans.

Before starting your journey you will take a test to determine your strengths and weaknesses as a potential shaman.

Other topics include:

- Shamanic Healing
- Soul Retrieval
- Shape-shifting
- Invisibility
- Divination with stones, the omen stick and the Ogam alphabet
- Pathworking through the three shamanic worlds
- Different forms of Celtic magic
- Herbs

This only begins to hint at everything that you can learn from this book. Get your copy today.

From the Publisher:

When most people think of the spiritual path of the ancient Celts, they think of the Druids. But just as there are many groups of Christians with varying ideas today, should we not assume that there were other spiritual paths open to the Celts?

In By Oak, Ash, & Thorn, D. J. Conway reveals that there was, indeed, another system which was shamanic in nature. Then she updates this ancient system with many of the modern techniques of shamanism to present a system that is usable today but goes back thousands of years: Celtic Shamanism.

This book shares a complete system with you. It begins by describing many aspects of shamanism, but with a Celtic spin to them. You will be amazed at how you see all of the shamanic references in the ancient Celtic texts. You will also discover the tools you need for Celtic Shamanism and learn that they come directly from ancient sources. And of course, you'll learn how to make use of them today.

Divination? You'll learn several Celtic techniques, including working with the ancient Ogam Runes. Shamanic Vision Quests? The book explains how to take Celtic ones. Journeying through the Shamanic otherworlds? It's in the book within a Celtic context. Magic? Of course! Secrets of herbs? They're in here. Healing? Instructions are included. Shamanic soul retrieval? In this book you'll find out how.

I really like this book's honesty. This is not ancient shamanism. Much of ancient shamanism wouldn't apply to us today. Rather it draws upon the ancient Celtic shamanism and combines it with some of the latest interpretation of shamanic beliefs and techniques. The result is a book that is fresh and meaningful.

One of the great things about this book, besides showing an entirely new — yet ancient — Celtic path, is that it shows how the ancient systems can be infused with life and value for today. This is a book you are going to read many times.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

In business since 1991 we are now a selling on-line only company starting in 1998 with OVER 50,000 (on-line and off-line)books,magazines,old advertising,vintage sheet music/music books vintage records,ephemera,old photos,postcards,legal documents, hardcover, paperbacks, soft-covers,receipts,etc. ABEBOOKS does not allow records to be listed/sold through their website, If you are interested in vintage records/albums please email us directly at Also almost anything paper. Some items are in French,Spanish,German with some Russian and Hebrew,etc.Although we do not specialize in any one book type we do lean more towards children, Religious, Poetry, history, textbooks and definitely pre-1900. Don't see what you are looking for? E-mail us and we will check our non-inventoried shelves. We now also have thousands of non-inventoried paperbacks including Harlequin.We have thousands of magazines in stock for antiques,hobbies,travel,history, library, business, architecture, National Geographic,Horizon,American Heritage (hard/soft),Life, Playboy,Model Railroad Craftsman,Smithsonian,etc. along with advertising and travel catalogs. Also maintained is an active customer want list which holds your 'look fors' up to 90 days. If not paying through ABE we only accept PAYPAL. Money Orders from a foreign country are accepted and must be drawn on a US bank in US dollars. If paying by check, check must be made payable to 'SENECA VALLEY' only. Others will be returned. Also a copy of the order page must be included along with you name and shipping address. Customers paying by check must have the order sent to the same address as the check is made out to. If not paying through ABE we offer secured lines at Our independent website is contains the same inventory but sometimes easier for ordering.You are also welcome to call us with your PAYPAL card information. Our answering machine is in a secured office. Thank you

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

WE ARE NOW OFFERING EASY GIFT SHOPPING FROM HOME. BUY AND PAY NOW AND WE WILL GIFT WRAP YOUR ITEM AND ENCLOSE A CARD WITH YOUR MESSAGE FOR ALMOST ANY OCCASION. LIST THIS INFORMATION UNDER SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SELLER.. Item will be sent via media mail. First Class mail will automatically be substituted if allowed. Priority is available at $7.50 for first book and $2.50 for each book after to same address and at same time.If book is extra large or overweight it will be noted in description and ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

We offer flat shipping costs on our shipping information page. All U.S. orders will be automatically sent media mail or First Class if order qualifies unless specified otherwise. All U.S. orders are sent using delivery confirmation. Due to world conditions if an international order does not go Priority insured, we are not responsible for its delivery after leaving American soil. There will be no refund on international non-priority, non-insured orders if lost or damaged. If your book is heavy or over sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.Thank you

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal