Journeying is the term used to explain how shamans access the insight and counsel they receive from the spirit world. It is a visit, so to speak, to what is called non-ordinary reality, the psychic space in which spirit entities can be communicated with and sought for guidance. During a shamanic journey, I will experience certain things, see images and hear messages. Sometimes I will just sense or intuit the answer to a question. I interpret these things both literally and metaphorically, as you might do in dream analysis. I think the basic construct of the journey is something you can relate to in your own life. It is like going on an errand almost—you have a mission, you go and get what you need and return.