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Where the Spirits Ride the Wind : Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences.

Author: Felicitas D Goodman
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1990.
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""The book is clearly written for the general reader and includes many descriptions of trance experiences. It may serve as a good introduction to the nature and appeal of the shamanic revival in modern Western cultures.""--Theological Book Review"" ... a case study in experiential anthropology that offers a unique mix of autobiography, mythology, experiential research, and archaeological data to support a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goodman, Felicitas D.
Where the Spirits Ride the Wind : Trance Journeys and Other Ecstatic Experiences.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felicitas D Goodman
ISBN: 9780253014641 0253014646
OCLC Number: 866450141
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Prologue; I: The Search for the Spirits; ONE The Call of the Old People; TWO Getting in Touch with the Spirits: The First Discoveries; THREE The Old Ones Remember; FOUR A New Path Opens; FIVE The Way of the Spirits; II: The Postures and What They Have to Offer; SIX Going on a Spirit Journey; SEVEN The Many Faces of Divination; EIGHT The Gift of Healing; NINE Female Powers of Healing; TEN Changing Shape-The Shimmering Game; ELEVEN Celebrations; TWELVE The Pit of Death and the Psychopomp; THIRTEEN Life Everlasting; III: Myths of the Etemal Present. INTRODUCTIONThe Emergence Story; Coyote Comes Calling; The Man of Cuautla; A Maya Whistle; The Story of Kats and His Bear Wife; The Spirits and the Wounded Tree of Life; In the Land of Centaurs and Mermaids; CONCLUSION: The Twilight of the Spirits; Appendix: Some Practical Points; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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""The book is clearly written for the general reader and includes many descriptions of trance experiences. It may serve as a good introduction to the nature and appeal of the shamanic revival in modern Western cultures.""--Theological Book Review"" ... a case study in experiential anthropology that offers a unique mix of autobiography, mythology, experiential research, and archaeological data to support a challenging thesis-that certain body postures may help induce specific trance states.""--Shaman's Drum""This is a spellbinding and exceptionally readable book by an extraordin.

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