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The World of Shamanism: New Views of an Ancient Tradition - Roger Walsh

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This objective exploration of shamanism and its place in contemporary life leaves no stone unturned as Dr. Walsh examines shamanistic traditions throughout history, and how they intersect with modern psychology and metaphysical studies.

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  • This objective exploration of shamanism and its place in contemporary life leaves no stone unturned as Dr. Walsh examines shamanistic traditions throughout history, and how they intersect with modern psychology and metaphysical studies.nFrom the PublishernAs if on cue, just when I am beginning to think that shamanism is the ground from which all religions spring, along comes this book. I cannot imagine a book that would be more helpful to me in thinking through this important subject. --Huston Smith, author of The World's ReligionsnnThe World of Shamanism is unquestionably the most rounded compact introduction to shamanism, particularly the inner world of shamans, available today. A door-opening book for students of consciousness and spirituality. --Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., M.Litt. Author of The Yoga Traditionn nThe World of Shamanism is unique in bringing together the full range of anthropological, psychological, and psychiatric literature on this vital subject. It does so with admirable scholarship yet still manages to be sensitive and clear. --Christie W. Kiefer, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California at San Franciscon The World of Shamanism is eminently useful and inspiring.  A brilliant integrative work that pushes the frontiers of consciousness in insightful, practical, and powerful ways. -Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. Cultural Anthropologist and author of The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Lifen nAbout the AuthornRoger Walsh, M. D., Ph.D. (California) is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, and also adjunct professor of religious studies at the University of California at Irvine. His publications include the books The World of Shamanism and Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind. He is also coeditor of the books Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision and Gifts From a Course in Miracles. n 
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