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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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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.
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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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Jun 03, 2015 Sifra rated it liked it
Shelves: shamanism
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!
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