Technicians of Ecstasy: Shamanism and the Modern Artist

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This book grew, in part, out of an undergraduate course Dr. Levy taught at the San Francisco Art Institute. Finding that students were still subscribing to the 19th-century bohemian myth that to have a vision, one had to, in the words of Rimbaud, "systematically derange" one's senses, he attempted to expose them to an alternative myth that is more positive -- a myth rooted in the grounded practice of shamanic techniques.

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Mark Levy's meaty scholarship and lucid interpretations demonstrate the power and the centrality of the shamanic mindset in modern and contemporarty art. He argues convincingly for the continuing importance of the artist-as-shaman in these supposedly rational times. As Levy insists art heals and reveals that which science cannot

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