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Shamanism in Arctic Alaska, cultural and ecological extinction, climate change, Big Oil

Shamanism in Arctic Alaska, cultural and ecological extinction, climate change, Big Oil

Region: Alaska
Location: Bering Strait
Email: lesley@fareasternpress.com
Website: http://www.lesleythomas.com

Description:

"Flight of the Goose" is a tale about Inuit shamanism and a harrowing shamanic initiation - it also portrays culture clash in the modern Alaskan Arctic, where Thomas was raised. She writes from firsthand experience.

Recommended by Sandra Ingerman, Native Alaskan elders and ecologists.

Shaman's Drum journal: "(Besides) shamanic themes, the story addresses many other significant issues as well—among them, climate change, environmental crisis, and indigenous rights. Incorporating themes from Western science and indigenous mythology, it explores our ability as humans to overcome cultural differences and form meaningful relationships—and it does so with both artistry and insight. In Flight of the Goose, Thomas has created a moving and extremely well-written story that, although set in the Arctic almost forty years ago, can help us learn to live more fully human lives today.”

Sacred Hoops: "Thomas deals with shamanism and sorcery in a very realistic way... the storytelling is compelling, and quite frankly I couldn’t put it down."




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