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Literary Review: ‘The Shamanic Odyssey’ by Robert Tindall with Susana Bustos

Psychedelic Press UK

Shamanic OdysseyOriginally published in 2012 ‘The Shamanic Odyssey: Homer, Tolkien, and the Visionary Experience’ is written by Robert Tindall, with Susana Bustos. Tindall, a professor of English and a writer, has previously published ‘The Jaguar that Roams the Mind’ (2008). His wife, Susana Bustos, is a professor of psychology, a transpersonal psychotherapist and an independent researcher of entheogenic shamanic traditions.

The Shamanic Odyssey is an attempt to read certain works of literature in light of the current formation and understanding of the shamanic paradigm – specifically in regard to South American shamanism, a form that both the authors have studied and lived with. Primarily, the two texts in question stand at either end of the Western literary canon. Homer’s Odyssey is an ancient Greek work that was initially part of oral tradition before it was written down, and is one of the source works in the history of literature. As such…

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