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Wisdom Of The Mythtellers

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Mythtelling: the ideas and emotions of the earth expressed through stories stories distilled from millennia of treading warily in nature, rather than undertaking to rearrange her furniture. Wisdom of the Mythtellers uncovers four kinds of ancestral dream-mapping: Native Australian, Native America, Celtic, and Greek.
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Broadview Press Inc
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Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a profound book for anyone who is exploring the path of the shaman.
Just as J.R. Tolkien provided a detailed map and a language for Middle Earth, and George R. R. Martin created a detailed map for Westeros and Essos, Sean Kane provides a good overview of the maps, territories, rules and languages that have been used by human shamans throughout history.
It is the duty of the "mythteller" to teach his or her listeners how to travel to the spirit world and how to return from it safely. There
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Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
There's a lot of fascinating information, if you want to learn about how stories come about, in this book. There's some wonderful underlying history within myths, and this is a fun way to unveil things you may have missed. ...more
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Sep 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those rare gems of a book that are like Lewis Hyde's "The Gift" or Keith Basso's "Wisdom Sits in Places." Kane gets at the heart of the interrelationship between stories, places, language and meaning. He's a beautiful writer and captures the heart of poetry like few people I've ever seen. I highly recommend this one! ...more
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
does an important thing for us by describing the process in which myths evoke the Other world - the living non-human sentience, and elegantly describes how the the myth evokes rather than reports this Other world.
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great read.
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