Out of This World: Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein

Out of This World: Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein

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Out of This World: Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein by I.P. Couliano

This book takes the reader on a fantastic journey through a wide range of cultures and traditions to examine the phenomenon of ecstatic visionary experiences -- from Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Taoist Immortals to the imaginative fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. The author provides a comprehensive tour of otherworldly journeys common from immemorial times among shamans, magicians, and witches, and illustrates their connection with such modern phenomena as altered states of consciousness, out-of-body experiences, and near death experiences.

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ISBN-13: 9781570626500
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 856,367
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

I. P. Couliano (1950-1991) taught History of Religions and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books and many articles in six languages.

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