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Shamans of the World: Extraordinary First-Person Accounts of Healings, Mysteries, and Miracles

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What would you see if you could view the world through the eyes of a Dine healer, a Zulu High Sanusi, or a Shaker from St. Vincent Island? The answer can be found in Shamans of the World, an intimate encounter with traditional healers from nine unique indigenous cultures. Through mesmerizing firsthand accounts of miraculous transformation and healing, Shamans of the World ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Sounds True
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Robin
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of a shaman is “a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick, divining the hidden, and controlling events.” In the context of this book, a shaman is considered to be anyone who cures the sick using non-Western methods native to their culture. Sometimes this includes divining what is wrong with a patient, sometimes it’s simply an imparting of wellness. In some cases a ritual is followed, in others it’s more ...more
Nell Grey
Mar 28, 2013 Nell Grey rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All curious souls and those interested in spirituality.
Shelves: shamanism
I've just finished Shamans of the World: Extraordinary First-Person Accounts of Healings, Mysteries, and Miracles - for the second time in the two month Group Read. The shamans' stories have even more impact with the second reading - I'm sure this is a book I'll revisit from time to time.

Each section begins with a short introduction with some background information. Contrary to expectations of mystical mystery and possibly deliberate obfuscation, the healers themselves seemed practical and very
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The Goon
Dec 31, 2012 The Goon rated it really liked it
Shelves: enjoyed, spirituality
I learned so much from this book! The Shamans interviewed were varied and diverse, and they each had interesting interpretations of similar concepts. It's fun to see how a difference in culture can give a differing interpretation of a subject that ultimately proves to have the same meaning and intent. I really enjoyed reading this book, and am grateful for the wisdom and knowledge that I had the privilege of glimpsing from its pages.
Kevin
Jul 10, 2010 Kevin rated it really liked it
a good read, really easy. but a book on Shamans of the world that doesn't talk about siberians or mestizos is missing something. they are clearly using the term Shaman very loosely. the editors also have "new age / hippy" bias, but thats not all bad. most of the text is from the "shamans" themselves.
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