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The Wisdom of the Serpent

By: Henderson, Joseph Lewis & Oakes, Maud

Price: $2.34

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1990

Book Isle ID: 5819


Very Good- Pencil underlines through-out the book; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1.30 inches; 320 pages; The tribal initiation of the shaman, the archetype of the serpent, exemplifies the death of the self and a rebirth into transcendent life. This book traces the images of spiritual initiation in religious rituals and myths of resurrection, poems and epics, cycles of nature, and art and dreaming. It dramatizes the metamorphosis from a common experience of death's inevitability into a t... View more info