Dr Lambrecht shares his own experiences and the place of trance in his own journey in a comfortable and free flowing narrative style that brings life and perspective to the subject matter. He makes the subject accessible and adds a down-to-earth and rational element, thereby bringing trance and shamanic spiritual practice closer to normal than we, as a modern consumer society, have mostly been conditioned not to believe. This work demonstrates that there can be a mutually inclusive and integrated model incorporating the psychobiological and spiritual aspects of trance, seeing them as occurring in tandem and not an either or dichotomy of magic or science still so prolific in many academic disciplines and indeed in the modern societal psyche. Such integration can further our understanding of the integral nature of matter and energy in operation in consciousness and how trance states and the many aids to access them such as song, dance and plants can heal consciousness. - Jean-Francois Sobiecki. B.Sc. Bot. (Wits), B.Sc. Hons. Ethnobot. (UJ), Dipl.Clin.Nutr. (Aus).