American Shaman: An Odyssey of Global Healing Traditions by Jeffrey A. Kottler

By Jeffrey A. Kottler

Written for therapists, students, clergy, scholars, and people with an curiosity in non-traditional therapeutic practices, this e-book tells the tale of Bradford Keeney, the 1st non-African to be inducted as a shaman within the Kung Bushman and Zulu cultures

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When I was a boy, one of those things came into our village. They grow to be 9 feet long and they are most vicious. It is said they have enough venom to kill a whole group of people. They rise up high off the ground, then they strike not just once, but they will attack many times one after the other, killing anything within range. pgsI 1/22/04 11:40 AM Page 23 Dancing under the Stars people. And yet, when he thought about it, he realized that Mantag was right: He did feel as if he were home. While they continued to set up their camp, people from the village walked by to see what the strange White doctor was doing.

And yet, when he thought about it, he realized that Mantag was right: He did feel as if he were home. While they continued to set up their camp, people from the village walked by to see what the strange White doctor was doing. Kids visited, of course, because they were curious. But Keeney was also surprised to see that most of the adults, especially the older men, came by to pay their respects. It was all very exhausting and overwhelming, so the visitors turned in early for the night. From a Dream The next morning, they were sitting inside their tent with cups of tea, delighted that neither a lion nor a black mamba had breached their perimeter.

All he knew was that he shook all the time, and he was very happy to discover that he had found a group of people who also did this and liked it. Brad looked over at Peter after the translation, almost as if asking his permission. Peter just shrugged. He seemed to be saying, After everything else that has happened here, what was the big deal? Keeney walked over to the old man and wrapped his arms around him. They both waited for a moment and then the rumbling began, gentle at first, then undulating.

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