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The Wisdom of the Serpent: The Myths of Death, Rebirth, and Resurrection
The tribal initiation of the shaman, the archetype of the serpent, exemplifies the death of the self and a rebirth into transcendent life. This book traces the images of spiritual initiation in religious rituals and myths of resurrection, poems and epics, cycles of nature, and art and dreaming. It dramatizes the metamorphosis from a common experience of death's inevitabili...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 4th 1990 by Princeton University Press
(first published 1990)
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