The Light in the Dark:
the Search for Visions

LIght in the Dark

Ruth-Inge Heinze’s timely book, Light in the Dark: the Search for Visions, explores the role of the visionary realm in her own life as well as in the life of others. It is a timely contribution that provides guidance as to how to connect with our visionary faculty [...]



Each of the elements of Ethnoautobiography represents stepping-stones or points of reflection mirroring the workings of our minds with the capacity to identify distortions. Each term or dimension is a teaching. [...]





This catalog contains books on Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, mainly published by Independent Scholars of Asia, Inc., but also includes selected books of other publishers.


See also PROCEEDINGS for details on specific Proceedings. NOTE: Items 1 - 3 are out-of-print and no longer available.

Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze


“Shamans play an important role in society today, by removing imbalances and restoring the connection between the sacred and the secular. They continue to ritualize the process of transformation.”
Ruth-Inge Heinze

Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze passed away July 20, 2007

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The Annual Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze.