The Shamanic Way of the Bee

coverThe Shamanic Way of the Bee: Ancient Wisdom and Healing Practices of the Bee Masters, by Simon Buxton, from Destiny Books, ISBN 089281148X. Bee shamanism may well be the most ancient and enigmatic branch of shamanism, yet it exists throughout the world wherever honeybees are found. Its medicinal tools are now in common usage-honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly-and even Chinese acupuncture can be traced back to the ancient practice of applying bee stings to the body's meridians. In this authoritative ethnography and spiritual memoir, an elder of the Path of Pollen reveals this rich tradition for the first time.