The Raven's Gift

The Raven's Gift

A Scientist, A Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness

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Baker & Taylor
A scientist relates the story of how Moonynaut, an elderly shaman in a remote Siberian village, healed his fractured pelvis after invoking the Spirit Raven, a healing that prompted the author to traverse the frozen tundra where the shaman was born and record the spiritual stories of bands of reindeer herders.

McMillan Palgrave
Noted scientist and kayak adventurer undertakes a journey of spiritual healing
Jon Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn and paddled across the Pacific Ocean to retrace the voyages of ancient people. But, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual. In a remote Siberian village, Turk met an elderly Koryak shaman named Moolynaut who invoked the help of a Spirit Raven to mend his fractured pelvis. When the healing was complete, he was able to walk without pain. Turk, finding no rational explanation, sought understanding by traversing the frozen tundra where Moolynaut was born, camping with bands of reindeer herders, and recording stories of their lives and spirituality. Framed by high adventure across the vast and forbidding Siberian landscape, The Raven’s Gift creates a vision of natural and spiritual realms interwoven by one man’s awakening.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312540210
Branch Call Number: 915.70486 T8472r 2010
Characteristics: x, 324 p. ; 25 cm


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