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Breaking open the head

a psychedelic journey into the heart of contemporary shamanism

by Daniel Pinchbeck

  • 262 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shamanism.,
  • Spiritual life -- New Age movement.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-305) and index.

    StatementDaniel Pinchbeck.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1621 .P56 2002
    The Physical Object
    Pagination322 p. ;
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3700733M
    ISBN 100767907426
    LC Control Number2003266652
    OCLC/WorldCa50601753

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