- Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: Bravo Ltd (20 Mar. 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062501747
- ISBN-13: 978-0062501745
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fire in the Head: Shamanism And The Celtic Spirit Paperback – 20 Mar 1995
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"An engrossing, intelligent, and shamanically well-informed work that is an important gift to all those Westerners seeking a knowledge of Celtic shamanism."-- Michael Harner, Ph.D., author of "The Way of the Shaman"An important and fascinating work on Celtic shamanism. Highly recommended."-- Serge Kahili King, author of "Urban Shaman"A fascinating and entertaining study ... [illuminating] glimpses of an original Celtic shamanism that appears in British and Irish folklore and liteary remains. "Fire in the Head" also offers an account of Celtic supernaturalism in general, and unveils the mysterious background of certain folk heroes, such as Robin Hood."-- ?ke Hultkrantz, author of "Native Religions of North America"A remarkable exploration of shamanism [using] cross-cultural myths to explain the history and roots of the Celtic spirit."-- Sandra Ingerman, author of "Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self
From the Back Cover
In 'The Song of Wandering Aengus' William Butler Yeats refers to the ‘fire in the head’ that characterises the visionary experience. Tom Cowan has pursued this theme in a lyrical cross-cultural exploration of shamanism and the Celtic imagination that examines the myths and tales of the ancient Celtic poets and storytellers, and outlines techniques used to access the shaman's world.
Tom Cowan is the author of 'How to Top Into Your Own Genius' and coauthor of 'Power of the Witch and Love Magic'.
"An engrossing, intelligent, and shamanically well-informed work that is an important gift to all those Westerners seeking a knowledge of Celtic shamanism"
MICHAEL HARNER, PH. D., author of 'The Way of the Shaman'
"An important and fascinating work on Celtic shamanism. Highly recommended"
SERGE KAHILI KING, author of 'Urban Shaman'
"A fascinating and entertaining study…(illuminating) glimpses of an original Celtic shamanism that appears in British and Irish folklore and literary remains. 'Fire in the Head' also offers an account of Celtic supernaturalism in general, and unveils the mysterious background of certain folk heroes, such as Robin Hood"
AKE HULTKRANTZ, author of 'Native Religions of North America'
"A remarkable exploration of shamanism (using) cross-cultural myths to explain the history and roots of the Celtic spirit"
SANDRA INGERMAN, author of 'Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self'
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
I found the book engaging and a good jumping off point for further research via the extensive reference section.
If I had to find a fault it would be the inclusion of a reference to the 'Ring-a-ring of roses' children's song attributed to the black death now that scholars of Folk songs debate the link. Otherwise it is welcome to stay on my bookshelves for many years to come.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Mythology > Folklore
- Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Thought & Practice > New Age
- Books > Religion & Spirituality > New Age > Earth-Based Religions > Shamanism
- Books > Religion & Spirituality > New Age > Occult > Shamanism
- Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Social Sciences > Anthropology > Customs & Folklore > Folklore