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Forbidden Sacraments
The Survival of Shamanism in Western Civilization
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Author(s) :
Donald P. Dulchinos
Pages :
199
Pub Date :
2011
Edition(s) at Erowid :
2011(pb,1st ed,fine)
Publisher :
Autonomedia
ISBN :
9781570271113
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The indigenous practice of shamanism has been under siege for as long as Western European societies have practiced colonialism and Christian missionary work.

Only very recently has there been a backlash condemning our cultural chauvinism toward "the primitive." Increasingly, shaman-centered cultures are respected for values of community, environmental consciousness, and first-hand spiritual experience.

What is not widely known is that Western Civilization itself--beneath layers of Christianity and industrialism--stands upon its own shamanic foundation.