In the vel that Billie Dean Shoemate III calls his personal best, he brings you the story of Nick Stanley, a special child that believes he has touched the other side...communing with an ancient Native American spirit. As Nick grows up, he comes to a profound realization. The spirit that visited him as a child left something in him....a mark on his soul. It follows him through life, beckoning his heart into a journey that will re-define the world. Based on true events, The Shaman is an often frightening, yet uplifting, beautiful and intriguing tale of love beyond the grave itself.