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Shamanic Voices: A Survey of Visionary Narratives

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Shamans, the physical and spiritual healers who are the central figures of many tribal cultures, share eloquent testimonies including harrowing tales of initiatory rites, vivid accounts of visionary journeys, and revealing expressions of their unique position as the link between the tribe and the cosmos.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 15th 1991 by Penguin Books (first published January 18th 1979)
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Michelle
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Good input for the subconscious mind. Anyone interested in stretching their reality, developing their connection with real life on this planet, and feeling excited about being alive, then this is for you.
Gabby
Dec 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting book but hard to really get into. I feel that a video documentary would have been a better delivery of the content in this book.
Amanda
Mar 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic. Just fantastic. Many stories and songs and accounts that leave you feeling as if you've spoken to the people themseves at many points. In others it is strictly hearsay and still wondrous. It quenches my imagination :) ...more
Amanda
Dec 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. I have to say this book is a fine and inspiring read into other people's beliefs, cultures and ideas. It's one I'll go back and re-read sections from a few times. ...more
Dave
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Fascinating read.
The breaking apart of one's identity as a part of life's journey/purpose/higher calling is intriquing.
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Jan 31, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This book starts out very promising but sort of peters out toward the end. Still, a worthwhile resource for anybody interested in this topic.
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Shelves: own
Excellent survey of stories from shamans throughout the world.
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Joan Halifax is a Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver, and the author of several books on Buddhism and spirituality. She currently serves as abbot of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Halifax has received dharma transmission from both Bernard Glassman and Thich Nhat Hanh, and studied under Korean master Seung Sahn. In the 1970s she coll ...more

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