- Series: Arkana
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (August 15, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140193480
- ISBN-13: 978-0140193480
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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- #430 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts > Tribal & Ethnic > Native American
- #554 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > New Age & Spirituality > Shamanism
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Shamanic Voices: A Survey of Visionary Narratives (Arkana) Paperback – August 15, 1991
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When Halifax or other narrative/editorial voices were talking, the honeyed nature of the text aggravated me. I remarked at one point that I wanted to see if she could make it through three paragraphs without the use of the word "profound". (She could, but I think you get the point.) Note that the book was written in 1979 and tastes have changed-- I guess I prefer my anthropology or narration a little less decorated.
Still, if you're interested in shamanism, a really interesting and probably valuable book. Halifax breaks it into 9 sections with different thematic focus-- Vision Quests, Seeing in a Sacred Way, etc. I didn't get a whole lot out of the categories, but probably useful if you are looking for something specific.
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This is a classic, A true voice of the shamans ! The entries, or Shamans given a voice of print here is greatly varied, time wise (Shamans may disagree here) and geographically. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jorma
Joan Halifax is the definition of awesome. This book as all of hers, is absolutely brilliant. I read them many times.Published 22 months ago by tattletail
36 separate shamanic lives described. This is a remarkably good collection, it has several I was aware of, and several more I had never heard of. Well chosen.Published on July 26, 2012 by David