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  • SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. by Davis, Wade.
    Davis, Wade.
    SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing (1992). First edition - The author, a Harvard ethnobotanist, writes with empathy and understanding and personal experience about indigenous tribes from the tropics to the Arctic circle. Included are chapters on shamanic healing, the plants of the gods - and on the end of the wild. Photographs. 156 pp. ISBN: 1551050269.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 56933
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  • VISIONARY VINE: Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon. by Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    Dobkin De Rios, Marlene.
    VISIONARY VINE: Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, (1972). A study which examines the use of hallucinogenics - in this case, ayahuasca - in the urban setting of the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos. One of the earliest firsthand observations of a practicing shaman and his use of native herbal medicines and psychedelic pharmaceuticals. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Map, glossary, bibliography, index. ix, 161 pp. ISBN: 0-881330930.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80799
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  • SPIRIT WRESTLER. by Houston, James.
    Houston, James.
    SPIRIT WRESTLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set among the Eskimos of Baffin Island, by this Canadian author-artist, who lived among the Inuit for many years. Author's "last word." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-15-184755x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 65442
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  • MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural. by Lehmann, Arthur C. and James E. Myers, editors.
    Lehmann, Arthur C. and James E. Myers, editors.
    MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural.

    Edition: Fourth Edition, a trade paperback.

    Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, (1996.). A comprehensive anthology containing essays by many anthropologists include Claude Levi-Strauss, Peter Furst, Francis Huxley, Bronislaw Malinowski, Carl Sagan, Lawrence Wright and others. This edition includes nine new articles. Among the sections are those on shamans, on the religious use of drugs, and on ethnomedicine. Map, an extensive bibliography, glossary and index. Slightly oversized square format. 474 pp. ISBN: 1559346884.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56296
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  • THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method. by Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    Romanucci-Ross, Lola, Daniel E. Moerman and Laurence R. Tancredi and others, contributors.
    THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDICINE: From Culture to Method.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among…

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    New York: Praeger Special Studies, (1983). Hardcover first edition - Classic work cited in American Anthropologist as "must reading for all medical anthropologists, physicians, advanced medical anthropology students and advanced medical students," This is "both a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of medical anthropology and a state-of-the-art reference work. . . The contributors to this volume examine the acculturation process of healer, physician, and patient in diverse cultural settings. They explore the social and cultural context of medical events as well as the process of medical thought and problem solving." The diverse topics range from Aztec and European medicine in the new world to a study of traditional medicine among the Ningerum of Papua, shamastic healing among the Indians of Southern California, Iroquois medicinal plants, the placebo effect, the use of plants in tooth cleaning in Africa and elsewhere, and much more. Notes and references at the end of each paper. List of contributors. Index. xiii, 400 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0621926.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy green boards with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 62163
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  • THE EARTH PATH: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature. by Starhawk.
    Starhawk.
    THE EARTH PATH: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco (Harper Collins), (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "From time immemorial, artists and poets, prophets, and shamans have drawn strength and inspiration from walking the earth. . . [this book] takes the reader on a journey into the heart of the natural world, showing how we can have a more intimate connection with the world that surrounds us." SIGNED on the title page. Notes, bibliography, resources. x, 245 pp. ISBN: 0-060000929.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66907
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  • AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE. by Vogel, Virgil J.
    Vogel, Virgil J.
    AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (ca 1990, c 1970). Pioneering work on the use of botanical drugs by Native Americans, originally published in 1970. Includes a very substantial appendix on the contributions to pharmacology. A title in The Civilization of the American Indian series. Includes a new preface to the paperback edition, dated in 1990. Footnotes appear at end of book, index of botanical names, index. bibliography. xiv, 578 pp. ISBN: 0-806122935.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated black wrappers.

    Book ID: 65359
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