Archive for July, 2011

The Shamanism Annual – FSS Scholarly Journal

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
Shamanism Annual

Cowrie Shell Mask, circa 2002. Photo by Jeffrey David Ehrenreich.

Once a year, the Foundation issues its scholarly journal the Shamanism Annual. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has been offering authentic writings on the contemporary and indigenous practices of shamanism around the globe, first with Shamanism and now with the Shamanism Annual. The most recent issue of the journal contains articles on shamanism and African identity in New Orleans, contemporary shamanism in China, psychopomp practices of the Foundation’s Living Treasure Tibetan shamans, shamanic journeying and the immune response, and shamanism and ecstatic union. The Shamanism Annual also provides a voluntary directory of individuals and drumming circles to help develop a worldwide community for healing and mutual help. The journal is one of the exclusive benefits of membership in the Circle of the Foundation.

Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman in French and Mongolian

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

La Voie du chamaneMichael Harner’s book The Way of the Shaman has recently been released in French in a new translation. This translation, La Voie du chamane, by Laurent Huguelit, who is an FSS faculty member in Europe, provides an effective rendition of this classic work. It is available from the publisher Mama Editions. In an interesting development, the book has also just been released in Mongolian through a publisher in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.