Selected Works

Nonfiction
The scholarly and personal odyssey of Dr. Hillary S. Webb, whose study of the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "complementary opposites" through the use of the mescaline cactus huachuma led to a personal and professional transformation.
Interviews with twenty-four of the leading writers and teachers of shamanism in the Western world.
Explores the shaman's role as healer, priest, and visionary; the journey from neophyte to "master of ecstasy."

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Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru


"An important book and a damn good read."
Sacred Hoop magazine


“An outstanding, important work ... In addition to adding to the ethnographic literature about these fundamental concepts that inform Andean world views, it adds a fabulous case example that will be cited long into the future”
–Bonnie Glass-Coffin, PhD, author of The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru


Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World recounts the compelling scholarly and personal odyssey of Dr. Hillary Webb, an anthropologist who came to understand the Andean complementary worldview as a sophisticated and practical philosophical model and, in doing so, was transformed both personally and professionally. Many readers of this book will no doubt be transformed as well.”
–Stanley Krippner, PhD, author, Psychiatrist in Paradise: Treating Mental Illness in Bali



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Traveling Between the Worlds: Conversations with Contemporary Shamans


“Hillary S. Webb has collected a series of interviews that is as provocative as it is fascinating, and she mirrors the shamanic devotion to service by sharing these stories with her readers.”
—Stanley Krippner, PhD author, Spiritual Dimensions of Healing

“A quest of questions and a precious harvest of answers concerning the under-studied, muti-faceted phenomenon of neo-shamanism.”
—Jeremy Narby, PhD, author, Shamans throughout Time

“Traveling between the Worlds is a remarkable opportunity to 'sit with' modern teachers and healers walking the path of shamanism, and learn from them to awaken those same innate abilities within you.”
—Brooke Medicine Eagle, author, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing



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Exploring Shamanism: Using Ancient Rites to Discover the Unlimited Healing Powers of Cosmos and Consciousness


“This is one of the best books on shamanism I've ever read, and it is sure to influence future books on the subject.”
—aquarius-atlanta.com

Exploring Shamanism does the job of two books–it presents a complete overview of shamans and their beliefs, and it offers a modern self-help program based upon shamanic practices that can benefit any 21st century thinker … [opening] up a whole new world of possibilities for humans who wish to connect more deeply with themselves, their spirit, and the natural world around them.”
—bookideas.com