Dreamtime & Inner Space: The World of the Shaman

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Shambhala Publications, 1988 - Religion - 297 pages
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Kalweit, an ethnopsychologist has collected first-person accounts and descriptions of the paranormal experiences and visions of shamans from Africa, Australia, Asia, Siberia, and the Americas, as well as descriptions of their rituals, healing techniques, and spiritual disciplines.

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PART ONE The Religion of the TwiceBorn
A Geography of Death
Life beyond Birth and Death

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Abraham Maslow again Altai Mountains Angakoq animals anthropologists appeared Australian aborigines Autogenic Training Ayahuasca ball of fire became become a shaman Beyond Black Elk body Buryat called came Celia Green ceremony chant Chumash clairvoyance come consciousness Corroboree cosmic cosmic tree crystals Cuna Indians curanderos dance dead death Desana described dismemberment dream Dreamtime earth ence encounter enter Eskimo shaman Eskimos ethnologist Evenk exis existence feel Gamab Gitksan Handsome Lake healer healing heaven helping spirits higher consciousness higher self himself Huichol human Ibid Iglulik Indians initiation inner inner light Joshua Slocum journey Kai Donner Knud Rasmussen Kurnai Lame Deer light live Lommel look luminosity magic mara'akate Maria Sabina marriage medicine men medicine woman mediumship Mentawai Islands Midewiwin Mircea Eliade mystical Nat spirit near-death experience Northwest Territories Ojibway ordinary out-of-body experience paranormal Paye peak experience person peyote phosphenes physical psyche psychedelic experiences psychic psychoactive drugs psychology psychophysical psychotherapy Pyramid Lake quartz mountain Rainbow Snake Rasmussen reality realm Reichel-Dolmatoff riences ritual river sacred Samoyed sangoma sciousness Selk'nam Semang sensory deprivation sexual Siberia sickness sing snake song of power soul soul body soul journey Soyot Stony Tunguska suffering sweat lodge symbol tamga tence thanatology things thought tion traditional trance transformation transpersonal Transpersonal anthropology transpersonal experiences tribal cultures tribe Tukano Tungus uncon unconscious underworld Ungud visions walked Western World Tree Yakut Yurok Zuni

About the author (1988)

Holger Kalweit is a German ethnologist and psychologist who has studied shamanism in Hawaii, the American Southwest, Mexico, and Tibet. He is the author of several books in German as well as the founder of two psychotherapy methods--Darkness Therapy and Nature Psychotherapy--that draw upon shamanic elements.

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