A specific shamanic initiation allowed governing elite or medicine men to communicate with nature deities ; banned by the Catholic Church as a satanic witchcraft, the shamanic ritual became a secret cult or disappeared, briefly mentioned in chronicles unwilling to draw attention of the powerful Inquisition. His predominance over pre-Columbian religion is now gradually admitted, along with such concepts as the animal Guardian Spirit (met through dreams or trances), the spiritual Travel experienced by the flying Shadow Soul, or the Vision Serpent embodied by the Feathered Serpent guide. The author : Traveller specialized in native American languages (Quechua, Maya, Nahuatl) and native American civilizations (Peru and Mexico), E Handy regularly hold conferences and seminars about pre-columbians, on such themes as calendar, writing, history or religion. He is graduated from the (National French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations), one of France's Grands Etablissements. Writing in french, english or spanish, he published 13 french ebooks, 6 spanish ebooks and 1 english ebook, mostly about Mexican shamanism and Mayan calendar. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit : http://www.facebook.com/391851750972017 (No St-Just Editions page).