From the Merlin of Arthurian romances to Mircea Eliade's academic researches, from Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan to the archetypal images of Carl Jung, the figure of the shaman has fascinated Western storytellers, scholars, and seekers.In the first part of The Soul of Shamanism, Daniel Noel gives a thorough interpretive overview of how the West has imagined this figure of healing wisdom -- starting with Eliade's authoritative work on the topic almost fifty years ago and continuing through to the latest popular books of workshop neoshamanism.In the second part, Noel draws more directly on the Jungian psychology of imagination informing his critical assessment of authentic shamanic imagining for those on the path of soulful spirituality. With telling anecdotes from over two decades of work with this material, Noel reveals the psychological assumptions and anxieties underlying the Western understanding and emulation of the shaman.By radically honoring imagination in our own dreaming and waking lives, Noel concludes, we can join in recovering the lost soul of Western consciousness and culture. In doing so, Daniel Noel, like his Jungian colleagues James Hillman and Thomas Moore, argues that we are making possible a true return of the shaman from within the West's native psychocultural resources.
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Daniel Noel is an interdisciplinary explorer and teacher. Author of five other books including the much admired Seeing Castaneda and Paths to the Power of Mystery, he will be in the UK later this year on a lecture/speaking tour.From Library Journal:
A resurgence in alternative spiritual practices has led to the proliferation of writings; these two examples share a common link to Jungian psychology. Gillette (The Magician Within, Morrow, 1993) explains the ancient Maya view of the world and afterlife. In relating the art and writings of the Maya shamans, Gillette invites readers to use their imagination to journey back to the Maya world and explore Maya practices to affirm life and achieve immortality. Using Jungian tools of interpretation to understand Maya myths, Gillette decodes the Maya belief in finding the divine center of the soul where God and human beings are one. Noel (Paths to the Power of Myth, Crossroad, 1990) refers to the writing of Carlos Castaneda, relating it to Merlin and underscoring it with the Jungian psychology of imagination. Noel provides a model for renewed shamanic seeking. Through dreams and imaginings can come the spirituality of imaginal healing, and the loss of imagination equates to the loss of the soul. He draws from two decades of work with shamanic imagining, relating in anecdotal fashion psychological assumptions of renewed shamanic seeking. Both books are best suited to academic libraries.?L. Kriz, West Des Moines P.L., Ia
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