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Shamanism (The Element Library Series) Paperback – June 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: The Element Library Series
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Element Books Ltd (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852307943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852307943
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,835,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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NEVILL DRURY PhD is an independent historical researcher whose specialist interests include modern Western magic, shamanism, transpersonal psychology and visionary art. His most recent publications include The Varieties of Magical Experience (co-authored with Lynne Hume; Praeger, January 2013), Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare (Salamander, 2012); Stealing Fire from Heaven: the Rise of Modern Western Magic (Oxford University Press 2011); Homage to Pan (Creation Oneiros 2009), The Dictionary of Magic (Watkins 2005) and The New Age: the History of a Movement (Thames & Hudson 2004). He received his Ph.D from the University of Newcastle in 2008 for a dissertation on the visionary art and magical beliefs of Rosaleen Norton (awarded 'Best Humanities Ph.D'. in that year).

Born in England in 1947 but resident in Australia since 1963, Nevill has worked as an international art-book publisher, lecturer and magazine editor and is now a full-time writer. He is the author/co-author/editor of seventy books covering a range of subjects like contemporary art (Images in Contemporary Australian Painting, New Sculpture, Australian Painting Now, Fire and Shadow: Spirituality in Contemporary Australian Art), Aboriginal culture (Wisdom from the Earth), holistic health (The Healing Power, Inner Health) and the magical traditions (Dark Spirits; Stealing Fire from Heaven: Sacred Encounters; Homage to Pan, Inner Visions). He is also the author of a work of mythic fiction, The Shaman's Quest, which was described by Publisher's Weekly as a 'poetic' book that 'could become a classic'. His work has been published in 26 countries and 19 languages.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mikkyo on January 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book, like the others of "The Element" seris, are intended to answer the question of "what is". It is not intended, IMHO, to lead one to total shamanic practices. It give the reader a basic understanding of shamanism and its core beliefs. A great book for reference or for those just starting to look at Shamanism.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Lambdin VINE VOICE on May 10, 2000
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Mr. Drury lists some of the better known shamans. I agree with him completely in regards to Carlos Castaneda.
Mr. Drury lists some Shamanic principles.
Mr Drury lsts some of the various plants used by Shamans.
This book does not provide enough information to assist you in becoming a shamanic practitioner. Read my other reviews to se the various Shamanic books I recommend.
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