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Where the Spirits Ride the Wind: Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences

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"The book is clearly written for the general reader and includes many descriptions of trance experiences. It may serve as a good introduction to the nature and appeal of the shamanic revival in modern Western cultures." --Theological Book Review

..". a case study in experiential anthropology that offers a unique mix of autobiography, mythology, experiential research, and ar
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Clivemichael
interesting,dry and repetitive
Sifra
Jun 03, 2015 Sifra rated it liked it
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A very interesting read: the ideas behind the postures are very well explained along with story's of the people who tried them out. Now I want to read more about the mythology's of other cultures. There was even a myth in there about how people got public hair!
Shawn
Oct 26, 2011 Shawn rated it really liked it
Interesting book with an extremely interesting idea behind it (repeated postures appear in human-representative sculpture around the world, and these postures, combined with a certain repetitive drum sound, automatically throw the posture-holder into a trance state - the different postures determine the general experience one has in that posture). Gets a bit new-agey at the end, but the central idea is not new age at all. I should re-read this.
Rachel
Aug 23, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality
This is a great reference to read if you practice or intend to practice the postures. But i would not recommend to read it leisurely. It's very dry, repetitive in it's style and was most likely meant to be read as a text book.
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