Spirit Talkers

Since the beginnings of American anthropology in the 19th century, field ethnographers and ethnologists have remained silent with regards to American Indian medicine powers. To date, there has not been one book written by a professional anthropologist that addresses this subject. That is about to change.

Spirit Talkers by William Lyon

Spirit Talkers by William Lyon

William S. Lyon received his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1970. He has spent the last four decades doing field research with many different American Indian medicine men, with an emphasis on the Lakota culture. In Spirit Talkers: North American Indian Medicine Powers, he ignores the long-standing academic assumption to view medicine powers as simply the superstitious beliefs of primitive people. Not only has he personally witnessed such powers and come to believe in their efficacy, he provides the long-missing ingredient to our acceptance of them–namely, an explanation of how they work.

Armed with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and an ability to understand the findings of modern physics, Lyon gleans from the latest findings in quantum mechanics the basic rules that shamans follow to become successful at what they do. In addition, he includes many historical accounts of their proven abilities that support his findings that real shamans can do what they say they can do.

For the first time ever you will read of the great extent and variation in the medicine powers that were used by the American Indians to achieve success in their daily activities. Virtually no aspect of their lives went untouched by the use of such powers, be it for warfare, hunting, crop growing, material success or healing. In fact, the acquisition of “good luck” in any venture of life was a primary concern to them, and for this reason they readily resorted to the use of medicine powers.

This book will not only forever alter your perception of American Indians, it will also alter your concept of the potential of any human being. It is a long overdue tribute to traditional Native medicine people that is designed to unlock them from our past prejudices.

William Lyon’s book, Spirit Talkers, is available in ebook, pdf and paperback editiions, and can be purchased here.

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Spirit Talkers — 34 Comments

  1. Hi Bill!

    I ordered Spirit Talkers after seeing a YouTube interview you gave about a month ago. I just finished reading it and want to thank you for this eye-opening, and heart-opening book. Your clear writing of how quantum mechanics helps explain the power of Native American medicine ceremonies really clicked with me.
    We are in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic and societal dis-ease. What will the future bring? Can we create a future that benefits all living beings and honors the earth? Your book is what I needed now, and it gives me hope that with a shift in consciousness, we can create a different way of being and all walk the Good Red Road.Thank you again for inspiring me and giving hope!


    • Dear Michele—I’m delighted to hear that my book was inspiring to you. There is change afoot during this pandemic, and I believe your hope is being realized, my book being but one small contribution to our shift in consciousness.

  2. Hi Bill i just got your big Book! Spirit Talkers! very excited 🙂 saw you on Time of the Sixth Sun vid, great!

  3. Bill, thank you for this book. It is a wonderful example of scholarship and research. For me, though, its huge value lies in how it brings together shamanism, the quantum field, medicine powers and healing. You write simply, clearly and very engagingly. As I move into teaching the Greater Reality, I’m glad to have read your book so I can recommend it. What a gift it is!

  4. Greetings Bill,

    For many years I struggled with keeping my Lakota Spirituality, practice of Shamanism, and appreciation for quantum mechanics separated. As if they were water and oils. Your book has allowed me to see I do not have to do this and that all three are just slightly different ways of expressing the same thing. I have bought and gifted copies and recommended the book to anyone walking this path. I very much appreciate where my life is now Bill and part of that satisfaction is due to your book.

    Aho Mitakuye oyacin

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