Shaman's Quest, The
By exploring universal themes of spiritual renewal, "The Shaman’s Quest" shows us how we can all find the Great Song of Life and learn to value the sacred
The shaman is an enigmatic figure – a healer, magician and visionary who moves between the everyday world and the realm of gods and spirits. "The Shamans Quest" describes the spiritual journeys of four shamans from different corners of the world – the arctic snows of Canada, the central Australian desert, the sacred mountains of Japan, and the forests of north-western South America.
From the North comes a tale of the Inuit shaman Enoyuk and his magical adventures with different gods and spirit-helpers. In the South we enter the world of the Aboriginal elder Kalu, with his sacred desert Dreamings, and in the East we meet Saimei, a Japanese shamaness who lives in a world of kami spirits. And in the West we encounter Baiya, a shaman from the Amazonian forest who undertakes visionary journeys so he may perform tasks of spiritual healing. In "The Shamans Quest" these four shamans finally come together at the mythic centre of the world, and it is a very special purpose which has brought them here – for they have come to witness the healing of the Earth. Exploring universal themes of spiritual renewal, "The Shamans Quest" shows us how we can find the Great Song of Life and learn to value the sacred qualities of Nature and the Universe.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
- It' s the language that keeps me turning the pages. It fleshes a memory in the cells of my body, and resonates with something earthy and noble. And I like it. If the Bible had been written in such a soulful way I would still be reading it ~ Phyllida Anam-Aire, A Celtic Priestess
- ‘With this quartet of mythic stories, Nevill Drury has turned the shaman’s journey into a cautionary tale about the protection of the environment, and given it a millennial twist. It is the perfect spiritual companion to "The Sacred Balance" by the renowned environmentalist David Suzuki.’
Rachael Kohn, ABC Radio National, Sydney
~ Rachael Kohn, ABC Radio National, Sydney
- Most books that I get to review are about magic, or paganism, or druidry. Most stories are just stories. I read this book in one sitting, and it left me with the hairs standing up on the backs of my arms...
This book is not about shamanism. It is shamanism. It is not a story about magic, it is an act of magic that will get under your skin, work on your soul, and send shivers of inspiration and possibility through your body. It is also a story of hope... ~ Nimue Brown/feynimue, Druid Network, druidnetwork.org
- "This poetic, useful and worthwhile work could become a classic."
Publisher's Weekly, New York ~ Publisher's Weekly, New York
- ‘The Shaman’s Quest speaks to me of dreams, longings and the call of ancient wisdoms, for the re-enchantment of the world and healing of the bewildered human heart.’
Ann Faraday, author of Dream Power and The Dream Game.
‘This beautifully written and informative book opens the door to the world of the shaman. Reading it, we learn that our lives cannot but be enriched by knowing this path.’
Joan Halifax Roshi, author of "Shamanic Voices" and
"Shaman: The Wounded Healer"
‘Every person has a place within the wellspring of their being that is sacred and holy. The Shaman's Quest ignites a potent awakening of these inner, ancient and mystical spaces… and life is much the richer for it.’
Denise Linn, author of "Sacred Space"
~ Ann Faraday, Joan Halifax Roshi and Denise Linn, Provided personally