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  • Estrada, Alvaro; Essay by R. Gordon Wasson.
    MARIA SABINA: HER LIFE AND CHANTS.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Santa Barbara: Ross-Erikson, Inc, Publishers, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The oral autobiography of a Mazatec Indian shaman, whose voices reach her through the sacred psilocybin mushroom. Translation and commentaries by Henry Munn. Retrospective essay by R. Gordon Wasson. Preface by Jerome Rothenberg. Frontispiece portrait. Illustrated with designs on the title page, endpapers and dust jacket derived from traditional Mazatec huilpil embroideries. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-915520-338.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some light rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 54781
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  • LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake. by Prechtel, Martin.
    Prechtel, Martin.
    LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the…

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    New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the facing page. Includes notes on the Mayan language. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 362 pp. ISBN: 0-874779944.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 64929
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  • OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman by Some, Malidoma Patrice
    Some, Malidoma Patrice
    OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a Dagari [Burkino Faso] shaman, who after being 'imprisoned' as a young boy in a seminary built for training a 'new generation of black Catholic priests', returned to his hometown and his roots by undergoing the Dagara month-long initiation in the wilderness. INSCRIBED on the half title page "for --- With the blessing of the ancestors." Dust jacket praise from Alice Walker, Robert Bly and others. 311 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-874777623.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56171
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