Shamanic Articles

These articles are taken from a dissertation written early 2000; entitled ‘The shamanic qualities of film and television. In attempting to engage with the academic world they perhaps lose some coherence and fluidity but I felt it was important to debate a mindset that has has been so destructive to the environment and indigenous culture.


The critical view of animism in academia and what western society can learn from the animist mindset

The Cat People

Ideas of animism expressed through film looked at through an academic and shamanic lens

The Jungle Book

The animal within as expressed within the jungle book and other fables told in order to highlight human follies and weaknesses

Batman and totemic empowerment

Animal empowerment through trauma in popular culture and how it relates to freudian and shamanic culture