"…Unquestionably the most rounded compact introduction to shamanism, particularly the inner world of shamans, available today. A door-opening book!" —Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., M.Litt, author of The Yoga Tradition

The World of Shamanism by Dr. Roger Walsh

LATEST RELEASE BY ROGER WALSH

THE WORLD OF SHAMANISM

New Views of an Ancient Tradition

The World of Shamanism is utterly fascinating, sweepingly comprehensive, and yet easily readable. It provides a lucid overview of shamanism—the world’s most venerable healing and religious tradition—and illuminates it with the findings of modern medicine, psychology, neuroscience, consciousness disciplines, and religious studies.

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The World of Shamanism by Dr. Roger Walsh

LATEST RELEASE BY ROGER WALSH

THE WORLD OF SHAMANISM

New Views of an Ancient Tradition

The World of Shamanism is utterly fascinating, sweepingly comprehensive, and yet easily readable. It provides a lucid overview of shamanism—the world’s most venerable healing and religious tradition—and illuminates it with the findings of modern medicine, psychology, neuroscience, consciousness disciplines, and religious studies.

Buy from your local bookstore or

Praise for The World of Shamanism

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“As if on cue, just when I am beginning to think that shamanism is the ground from which all religions spring, along comes this book.  I cannot imagine a book that would be more helpful to me in thinking through this important subject.”
—Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

 

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“A splendidly clear and timely survey of shamanism.”
—Jean Achterberg, Ph.D., author of Imagery in Healing

 

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“Quite simply, this book is a major step forward in understanding the vital phenomenon of shamanism. I recommend it highly.”
—Charles Tart, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California at Davis, author of States of Consciousness

About the Author

Dr. Roger Walsh with H.H. Dalai Lama

Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. DHL. graduated from Australia’s Queensland University with degrees in psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine. He then came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, and became a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California.

Roger’s books include Paths Beyond Ego (one of Common Boundary’s “Most Influential Books”), and  Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices with a foreword by The Dalai Lama. He also edited a survey of the world’s wisdom titled The World’s Great Wisdom: What Sages Say about Living Wisely and Well, as well as interviews with the great psychedelic pioneers such as Albert Hofmann, Ram Dass, and Stan Grof, titled Higher Wisdom.

Awards: Collectively, Roger’s writings and research have received over twenty national and international awards, while his teaching has received one national and six university awards, and he was named the University of California at Irvine’s Distinguished Writer.

In his other lives, Roger was formerly a circus acrobat, as well as a record holder in high diving and trampolining.  Recently, he graduated from the San Francisco Comedy College and went on to have an extremely brief and unsuccessful career as a standup comedian.

Dr. Roger Walsh with H.H. Dalai Lama

Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. DHL. graduated from Australia’s Queensland University with degrees in psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and medicine. He then came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, and became a professor of  psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California.

Roger’s books  include Paths Beyond Ego (one of Common Boundary’s “Most Influential Books”), and  Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices with a foreword by The Dalai Lama. He also edited a survey of the world’s wisdom titled The World’s Great Wisdom: What Sages Say about Living Wisely and Well, as well as interviews with the great psychedelic pioneers such as Albert Hofmann, Ram Dass, and Stan Grof, titled Higher Wisdom.

Awards: Collectively, Roger’s writings and research have received over twenty national and international awards, while his teaching has received one national and six university awards, and he was named the University of California at Irvine’s Distinguished Writer.

In his other lives, Roger was formerly a circus acrobat, as well as a record holder in high diving and trampolining.  Recently, he graduated from the San Francisco Comedy College and went on to have an extremely brief and unsuccessful career as a standup comedian.