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Spiritwalker : Messages from the Future
     

Spiritwalker : Messages from the Future

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by Hank Wesselman
 

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"I am about to tell you a most unusual story, a chronicle of something that happened to me while I was living on the flank of an active volcano on the island of Hawai'i.  I'm a scientist. I mention this because I do not feel that I was in any way predisposed for what was about to occur. In fact, my scientific training would seem to have

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"I am about to tell you a most unusual story, a chronicle of something that happened to me while I was living on the flank of an active volcano on the island of Hawai'i.  I'm a scientist. I mention this because I do not feel that I was in any way predisposed for what was about to occur. In fact, my scientific training would seem to have preprogrammed me against such an experience." — From Spiritwalker

The astonishing true story of an anthropologist's quest into a spiritual world of magic, mysticism, and meaning.

Not since Castaneda's tutelage under the Yacqui Indian guide Don Juan has there been a spiritual autobiography quite like Spiritwalker.

Hank Wesselman's incredible story of a series of encounters that would forever change his life began with what he at first tried to explain away as particularly vivid dreams, but which grew increasingly intense and insistent, ultimately propelling him on twelve fantastic journeys across time and space. Over the next three years, his journeys proved to be far more important than mere reason could explain. Eventually, Dr. Wesselman became convinced that he'd been granted a visionary encounter with what tribal people from millennia past have called the "spirit world."

During his epic travels,  Dr. Wesselman met shape-shifting entities, spirit helpers, and guardians, and found himself traversing a mental, physical, and spiritual landscape on a path intersecting that of a fellow traveler, a Hawai'ian kahuna mystic named Nainoa. Five thousand years into the future, Nainoa had been sent by his Chief on a journey into what used to be America, a once-powerful land of machines and magic, from which no previous voyagers had ever returned. What did Nainoa seek from Dr. Wesselman? What did the anthropologist have to learn about his own world from this exotic traveler from another time and place? Together, scientist and mystic are initiated into knowledge of non-ordinary levels of reality and given foreshadowings of imminent environmental, political, and spiritual challenges to their civilization.   Without abandoning his scientific objectivity, Dr. Wesselman abandoned himself to the mystical, sometimes frightening, yet always luminous experiences that brought him beyond the boundaries of ordinary consciousness.  The result is a fascinating and suspenseful adventure, an exciting and important archeological discovery, and the story of how a hard-headed scientific-realist stumbled on an important piece of the puzzle of human evolution.

Socially urgent and disturbingly prophetic, Spiritwalker has a universal mythic resonance and an undeniable relevance for today as it challenges our perceptions of our world, our reality, and our future.

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"What a fabulous, stunning, inspiring account!"
—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and Recovering the Soul

"Dr. Wesselman has begun to penetrate the shamanic realms of nonordinary reality and revelation. His dramatic accounts are well within the range of experiences regularly achieved by contemporary students of shamanism and shamanic journeying."
—Michael Harner, author of The Way of the Shaman

"Hank Wesselman tells a fascinating tale about the shaman's journey outside of time."
—Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and Welcome Home

"What a fabulous, stunning, inspiring account!"
—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words and Recovering the Soul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553378375
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
316,013
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

DR. HANK WESSELMAN is a professional anthropologist who has conducted expeditionary fieldwork throughout the world independently and with Don Johanson and Richard Leakey. He has taught courses in anthropology for the University of California at San Diego and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. He and his family divide their time between Northern California, where he teaches anthropology and lectures on shamanism and mysticism at American River College and Sierra College, and Hawai'i, where they own and work a small farm.

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Spiritwalker : Messages from the Future 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when it first came out and was linked totally to it as I've had some extraordinary experiences of my own... and it was thrilling to read someone else's first-hand report of things that are beyond our ability to completely understand, but which ring so true, as if we have an inner knowing of our connectedness to other worlds, other existences, and perhaps to all that is. This reads like a story, one that you don't want to put down because things are happening and you need to know what's next. I've spent my life inquiring into the mysteries of life, so it was natural that I'd be drawn to it, and while I recommend it often as my own personal favorite book, I'm not surprised if others don't 'get it.' Perhaps now that the Harry Potter mania has set in, this could easily find a new audience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book pushed the limit of my imagination and understanding. Although I cannot fully say I quite believe everything, I can say that there is something within that touched my heart and rang true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you! This journey took me where my soul needed to travel. I read 'SPIRITWALKER' 3 times in the last 6 months. The 'journey' often surfaces, at the most unusal times. This gift is now being past on to my dearest and closest friends.
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Highly recommend.
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