Shamans Through Time
500 Years on the Path to Knowledge
By (author) Jeremy Narby
Format: Paperback / softback
Shamans Through Time by Jeremy Narby
Book DescriptionA survey of five centuries of writings on the world's great shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who have fascinated observers for centuries. This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits. As written by priests, explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and anthropologists, the pieces express the wonder of strangers in new worlds. Who were these extraordinary magic-makers who imitated the sounds of animals in the night, or drank tobacco juice through funnels, or wore collars filled with stinging ants? Shamans Through Time is a rare chronicle of changing attitudes toward that which is strange and unfamiliar. With essays by such acclaimed thinkers as Claude Levi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Frank Boas, it provides an awesome glimpse into the incredible shamanic practices of cultures around the world."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781585423620
(231mm x 161mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Jeremy P Tarcher
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeremy Narby
Psychotropic Mind, Paperback (February 2009)
Conversations on shamanism and mind-altering plants by filmmaker Jan Kounen, anthropologist Jeremy Narby, and writer/filmmaker Vincent Ravalec.
Cosmic Serpent, Paperback (June 2000)View all books by Jeremy Narby
Working from the beliefs of Peruvian Indians, the author seeks to prove that DNA can conduct knowledge.
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Author Biography - Jeremy Narby
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D. is the author of The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. He lives in Switzerland.
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