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An Encyclopedia of Shamanism

Shamanism is the practice of maximizing the human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem solving. A term that comes from the Siberian tribal word for its practitioners, "shaman," shamans are a type of medicine man or woman especially distinguished by the use of journeys to hidden worlds through myth, dream, and near-death experiences. This inclusive two-volume encyclopedia combines the philosophy, concepts, and practical elements that make up Shamanism.

Living the Magical Life

Today many of us live without access to the visionary part of our psyche. We tend to think of life as being unpredictable and random--a series of disconnected events, flowing like an arrow through time. Living the Magical Life opens a doorway to a deeper vision of the world.

Rational Mysticism

John Horgan, author of the best-selling The End of Science, chronicles the most advanced research into the mechanics—and meaning—of mystical experiences. How do trances, visions, prayer, satori, and other mystical experiences “work”? What induces and defines them? Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation? John Horgan investigates a wide range of fields — chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, theology, and more — to narrow the gap between reason and mystical phenomena.

Lost Star of Myth and Time

Is it possible that our Sun has a companion star, and that together they carry Earth through a recurring 24,000-year orbit of powerful stellar influcences? Supported by impeccable science, author Walter Cruttenden puts forth a radical new theory that could change the way we understand the cycles of human history.

Radical Knowing

Radical Knowing is a radical reassessment of what we mean by "consciousness" and how we experience it in relation to others, showing the importance of integrating different ways of knowing—such as feeling and intuition, reason and the senses—in our approach to life.

The Woman in the Shaman's Body

A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today.

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