The Shamanic world-view goes back over thousands of years in ancient cultures and is spread over the whole world. It recognises all levels of creation to be interrelated and interdependent and is fundamentally ecological. Shamanism addresses the seen and the unseen levels of existence and the shamanic practitioner works in those different dimensions to bring about healing results.
For journeys to meet personal power animals and spirit guides the practioner guides you through the experience, much like in a guided meditation. or hypnosis.