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The Way Beyond the Shaman: Birthing a New Earth Consciousness Paperback – 31 Jul 2008

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: O Books (31 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846941210
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846941214
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,010,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Way Beyond The Shaman is a call for sanity in a world unhinged, and a template for regaining a sacred regard for our only home. Cottrell's focus is on shamanism -- but, unlike many, he does not advocate returning to some primitive state, but transcending and evolving beyond this way of knowing, retaining its essence in a modern world. There is a compelling reason to take this brilliant synthesis seriously: Our survival may depend on it. This is a superb work, an inspired vision by a master artist and wordsmith . --Larry Dossey, MD, Author: The Extraordinary Healing Power Of Ordinary Things and Healing Words

We are beginning to remember who we are and to regain a sense of belonging to the Earth. In this pioneering book, Barry Cottrell guides the reader through the history of shamanism, expresses its profound relevance to our time of remembering and reawakening, pointing the way to a new sense of freedom that also aligns us to the rhythmns of the Earth. --David Lorimer, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network, author of Radical Prince: the Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales and Science, Consciousness, & Ultimate Reality.

Western culture has bestowed many benefits upon individuals, families, and cultures. But at some point, it took a wrong turn resulting in environmental degradation and existential malaise. In this remarkable book, Barry Cottrell evokes the spirit of shamanism to get civilization back on track. History does not go backwards but The Way Beyond the Shaman brilliantly illustrates how this Earth awareness can insure and improve the future of humankind. --Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco and Co-editor, Healing Tales: The Narrative Arts in Spiritual Traditions

About the Author

Artist and writer Barry Cottrell is a graduate of Oxford University where he studied psychology and philosophy. An experienced channel, he has explored dream states and made extensive use of the shamanic journey for guidance and as a research tool. An international artist and master-engraver, The Way Beyond The Shaman is his first full-length book. He lives near Oxford.

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