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Steven Herrmann's Books

Beating the Serpent-Skin Drum
Jun.23.2010
This insightful book begins with the author’s dream, one that urged him to analyze the “shamanic structures” present in the poetry and prose of America’s greatest bard, Walt Whitman.  From a contemporary, analytical psychological viewpoint, Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul demonstrates how Whitman speaks to the age-old sociopolitical and religious...
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Jun.23.2010
This insightful book begins with the author’s dream, one that urged him to analyze the “shamanic structures” present in the poetry and prose of America’s greatest bard, Walt Whitman.  From a contemporary, analytical psychological viewpoint, Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul demonstrates how Whitman speaks to the age-old sociopolitical and religious...
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Jul.30.2009
William Everson was the first American poet to explore the living link between shamanism and poetry, between the shaman’s call and the vocational archetype in the dreams of contemporary students. The book builds upon Everson’s contributions to the field of American poetry as an emergent field and augments his research into dreams of destiny when I was his teaching assistant in “...