I was at first hesitant to include this word 'shamanism' in my glossary and to indicate the use of shamanic journeying as a research method because I wanted the dissertation to be accessible to many, and was concerned that its inclusion might make some readers uncomfortable, prompting them to 'shut down' their computer, or flip to another website. Yet, as I continued to do my 'homework' (Kuokkanen, 2006), it became clear to me that it was important to name shamanic journeying as a method to access knowledge not readily available had I used my intellect alone.