No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 5, 2015

    Tim Johnston: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Songs for Not Sleeping by Tim Johnston



    I once told a medical-profession-type lady that I didn't sleep well, that I awoke all through the night and was awake for hours. "What do you do... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Descent

      Tim Johnston 9781616203047

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.25
List price: $16.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Metaphysics- Shamanism

More copies of this ISBN

Bushman Shaman: Awakening the Spirit Through Ecstatic Dance

by

Bushman Shaman: Awakening the Spirit Through Ecstatic Dance Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., is distinguished scholar of cultural studies for the Ringing Rocks Foundation, which leads expeditions throughout the world to study cultural healing practices, and a cultural anthropologist at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. He is the author of Shaking Out the Spirits, Aesthetics of Change,and Everyday Souland is editor of the Profiles of Healingseries. “Keeney’s vision is leading the vanguard in defining and articulating the territory between psychology and spirit.”Eric Utne, founder of < i > The UTNE Reader < /i > “The most striking example of the products, cures, and philosophies being offered that have their origins in practices of primitive cultures is from Bradford Keeney.”< i > TIME < /i > magazine Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen. He had learned of the Kalahari andquot;trance dance,andquot; wherein the dancers' bodies shake uncontrollably during healing ceremonies, and was drawn to this tradition with hopes that it might explain his own ecstatic andquot;shaking,andquot; which he had first experienced at the age of 19. Keeney danced with Bushmen shamans for more than a dozen years in communities throughout Botswana and Namibia. Through his rediscovery of the andquot;rope to Godandquot; in a Bushman shaman dream, he offers accounts of his shamanic world travels and the secrets of the soul he learned along the way.Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen. He was drawn to this tradition, wherein dancers' bodies shake uncontrollably during healing ceremonies, with hopes that it might explain his own ecstatic andquot;shaking,andquot; which he first experienced at the age of 19. Keeney went on to dance with the Bushmen for more than a dozen years.Bushman Shaman
Awakening the Spirit Through Ecstatic Dance


Acknowledgments

1--The Big Love
2--Rapture in Missouri
3--Turning Lines into Circles
4--Starting Over
5--Meeting the Bushmen
6--Shooting the Arrows of Love
7--Surviving the Ordeals of Spirit
8--Among the Zulu
9--Guiding Kalahari Star
10--Working the Spirit
11--Kalahari Homecoming
12--Initiation Night
13--Caribbean Spirit Traveling
14--Stinging Truth
15--Tested in Bali
16--This Little Light of Mine
17--Ropes to God
18--The Gods Are Crazy
19--Trickster Shaman
20--Mending the Strings
21--Circles of Love
22--Seen by the Original Ones
23--Say Amen, Somebody

Afterword
Bibliography

< br / >
Subject — Shamanism/Spirituality

“Brad Keeney may be the closest we have to a genuine American shaman. In Bushman Shaman,he shares his remarkable adventures into the psyche and his equally remarkable sensibility as an explorer of the human spirit. Fascinating.”
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“Bradford Keeney invites us to go beyond modernity to the oldest culture on Earth to find true magic and power. May those who take this journey with him surrender to their own ecstatic dance, and in so doing, find their way back home.”
Malidoma Patrice Som, author of
The Healing Wisdom of Africaand Of Water and the Spirit

In Bushman Shaman,Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen, regarded by some scholars as the oldest living culture on Earth. Keeney sought out the Bushmen while in South Africa as a visiting professor of psychotherapy. He had known of the Kalahari “trance dance,”wherein the dancers’bodies shake uncontrollably as part of the healing ceremony. Keeney was drawn to this tradition in the hope that it might explain and provide a forum for his own ecstatic “shaking,”which he had first experienced at the age of 19 and had tried to suppress and hide throughout his adult life.

For more than a dozen years Keeney danced with Bushman shamans in communities throughout Botswana and Namibia, until finally becoming fully initiated into their healing and spiritual ways. He offers readers accounts of his shamanic world travels and the secrets of the soul he learned along the way, including his discovery of the “rope to God”in a Bushman shaman dream. In Bushman Shaman,Keeney also reveals his work with shamans from Japan, Bali, the Caribbean, and North and South America, providing new understandings of other forms of shamanic spiritual expression and integrating the practices of all these traditions into a sacred circle of one truth.

BRADFORD KEENEY, Ph.D., is distinguished scholar of cultural studies for the Ringing Rocks Foundation, which leads expeditions throughout the world to study cultural healing practices, and a cultural anthropologist at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. He is the author of Shaking Out the Spirits, Aesthetics of Change,and Everyday Souland is editor of the Profiles of Healingseries.

< br / >

Synopsis:

The authors journey to becoming a Bushman shaman and healer and how this tradition relates to shamanic practices around the world

• Explores the Bushmens ecstatic shaking and dancing practices

• Written by the first non-Bushman to become fully initiated into their healing and spiritual ways

In Bushman Shaman, Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen, regarded by some scholars as the oldest living culture on earth. Keeney sought out the Bushmen while in South Africa as a visiting professor of psychotherapy. He had known of the Kalahari “trance dance,” wherein the dancers bodies shake uncontrollably as part of the healing ceremony. Keeney was drawn to this tradition in the hope that it might explain and provide a forum for his own ecstatic “shaking,” which he had first experienced at the age of 19 and had tried to suppress and hide throughout his adult life.

For more than a dozen years Keeney danced with Bushmen shamans in communities throughout Botswana and Namibia, until finally becoming fully initiated into their doctoring and spiritual ways. Through his rediscovery of the “rope to God” in a Bushman shaman dream, he offers readers accounts of his shamanic world travels and the secrets of the soul he learned along the way. In Bushman Shaman Keeney also reveals his work with shamans from Japan, Tibet, Bali, Thailand, Australia, and North and South America, providing new understandings of other forms of shamanic spiritual expression and integrating the practices of all these traditions into a sacred circle of one truth.

Synopsis:

Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen. He was drawn to this tradition, wherein dancers' bodies shake uncontrollably during healing ceremonies, with hopes that it might explain his own ecstatic "shaking," which he first experienced at the age of 19. Keeney went on to dance with the Bushmen for more than a dozen years.

About the Author

Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., is distinguished scholar of cultural studies for the Ringing Rocks Foundation, which leads expeditions throughout the world to study cultural healing practices, and a cultural anthropologist at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. He is the author of Shaking Out the Spirits, Aesthetics of Change,and Everyday Souland is editor of the Profiles of Healingseries.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1--The Big Love

2--Rapture in Missouri

3--Turning Lines into Circles

4--Starting Over

5--Meeting the Bushmen

6--Shooting the Arrows of Love

7--Surviving the Ordeals of Spirit

8--Among the Zulu

9--Guiding Kalahari Star

10--Working the Spirit

11--Kalahari Homecoming

12--Initiation Night

13--Caribbean Spirit Traveling

14--Stinging Truth

15--Tested in Bali

16--This Little Light of Mine

17--Ropes to God

18--The Gods Are Crazy

19--Trickster Shaman

20--Mending the Strings

21--Circles of Love

22--Seen by the Original Ones

23--Say Amen, Somebody

Afterword

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892816989
Author:
Keeney, Bradford P.
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Author:
Keeney, Bradford, PH.D. PhD PhD PhD PhD
Author:
Keeney, Bradford, PhD
Author:
Keeney, Bradford
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Dance -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
San (African people) -- Religion.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Shamanism
Subject:
AFRICA;SHAMANISM;SPIRITUALITY
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
900x600

Other books you might like

  1. Wisdom Tales From Around the World Used Trade Paper $10.00
  2. Infinite Self: 33 Steps to... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. Castanedas Journey the Power & the Alleg Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. American Shaman: An Odyssey of... Used Trade Paper $12.50
  5. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. MultiAmerica :essays on cultural... Used Hardcover $8.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Metaphysics » Shamanism
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Bushman Shaman: Awakening the Spirit Through Ecstatic Dance New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.25 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Destiny Books - English 9780892816989 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The authors journey to becoming a Bushman shaman and healer and how this tradition relates to shamanic practices around the world

• Explores the Bushmens ecstatic shaking and dancing practices

• Written by the first non-Bushman to become fully initiated into their healing and spiritual ways

In Bushman Shaman, Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen, regarded by some scholars as the oldest living culture on earth. Keeney sought out the Bushmen while in South Africa as a visiting professor of psychotherapy. He had known of the Kalahari “trance dance,” wherein the dancers bodies shake uncontrollably as part of the healing ceremony. Keeney was drawn to this tradition in the hope that it might explain and provide a forum for his own ecstatic “shaking,” which he had first experienced at the age of 19 and had tried to suppress and hide throughout his adult life.

For more than a dozen years Keeney danced with Bushmen shamans in communities throughout Botswana and Namibia, until finally becoming fully initiated into their doctoring and spiritual ways. Through his rediscovery of the “rope to God” in a Bushman shaman dream, he offers readers accounts of his shamanic world travels and the secrets of the soul he learned along the way. In Bushman Shaman Keeney also reveals his work with shamans from Japan, Tibet, Bali, Thailand, Australia, and North and South America, providing new understandings of other forms of shamanic spiritual expression and integrating the practices of all these traditions into a sacred circle of one truth.

"Synopsis" by , Bradford Keeney details his initiation into the shamanic tradition of the Kalahari Bushmen. He was drawn to this tradition, wherein dancers' bodies shake uncontrollably during healing ceremonies, with hopes that it might explain his own ecstatic "shaking," which he first experienced at the age of 19. Keeney went on to dance with the Bushmen for more than a dozen years.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.