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

Out of This World : Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein - 91 edition

Out of This World : Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein - 91 edition

ISBN13: 9781570626500

ISBN10: 1570626502

Out of This World : Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein by Ioan P. Couliano - ISBN 9781570626500
Edition: 91
Copyright: 1991
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
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Out of This World : Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein by Ioan P. Couliano - ISBN 9781570626500

ISBN13: 9781570626500

ISBN10: 1570626502

Edition: 91

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Summary

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.

Author Bio

I. P. Couliano is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Incognita and teaches History of Religions and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago. He has written several books and many articles in six languages.