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Shamanic Voices: A Survey of Visionary Narratives
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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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
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