Out Of This World

Description

This book takes the reader on a fantastic journey through a wide range of cultures and traditions to examine the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiences -- from Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the imaginative fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. The author provides a comprehensive tour of otherworldly journeys common from immemorial times among shamans, magicians, and witches, and illustrates their connection with such modern phenomena as altered states of consciousness, out-of-body experiences, and near death experiences.

Details

Author(s)
Ioan P. Couliano, Lawrence E. Sullivan
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
137 x 213 x 18mm | 366g
Publication date
15 Feb 2013
Publisher
Shambhala Publications Inc
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1570626502
ISBN13
9781570626500
Bestsellers rank
643,882