OBE Across Time and Culture


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nd.          Black Elk. Black Elk speaks.

1950      Budge, E.A. Wallis. The Egyptian book of the dead. Dover Publications, New York.

1958      Walker, D. P. The astral body in renaissance medicine. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institute, 21:119ff.

1960      Evans-Wentz, W. Y. [Comp. & Ed.]. The Tibetan book of the dead. London: Oxford University Press.

1963      Murdock, G. P. Outline of world cultures. 3rd revised edition, Human Relations Area Files, New Haven.

1967      Kendrick, T.D. Mary of Agreda: Life and legend of a Spanish nun. Routledge & Keegan-Paul, London.

1968      Castaneda, Carlos. The teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui way of knowledge. Ballantine, New York. [288p.]

1968      Crookall, Robert. Out-of-the-body experiences and cultural traditions. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 44:358-363.

1968      Rogo, D. Scott. Astral projection in Tibetan Buddhist literature. International Journal of Parapsychology, 10:277-284.

1970      Eliade, Mircea. Shamanism: Archaic techniques of ecstasy [2nd ed.]. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.

1971      Castaneda, Carlos. A separate reality: Further conversations with Don Juan. Simon and Schuster, New York. [317p.]

1971      David-Neal, Alexandra. Magic and mystery in Tibet. Dover, New York.

1972      Casteneda, Carlos. Journey to Ixtlan: The lessons of Don Juan. Simon and Schuster, New York.

1973      Harner, Michael J. (Ed.). Hallucinogens and shamans. Oxford, New York.

1974      Castaneda, Carlos. Tales of power. Simon and Schuster, New York. [287p.]

1974      'Ubayd, Ra'uf Sadiq. Zawahir al-khuruj min al-rasad, adillatuha, dalalatuha.. [212p.]

1975      Blacker, Carmen. The catalpa bow: A study of shamanistic practices in Japan. George Allen & Unwin, London. [376p, illus, index]

1975      Grosso, Michael. Plato and out-of-the-body experiences. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69(1):61-74 (Jan). [considers Plato's Phaedo and OBEs]

1977      Castaneda, Carlos. The second ring of power. Washington Square Books, New York. [328p.]

1978      Drury, Neville. Astral projection: The pioneers. In his, Don Juan, mescalito and modern magic (pp. 19-34). Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.

1978      Sheils, D. A cross-cultural study of beliefs in out-of-the-body experiences, waking and sleeping. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 49(775):697-741 (Mar).

1978      Williams, Wayne. Review of: Francesca Fremantle and Chogyam Trungpa, The Tibetan book of the dead: The great liberation through hearing in the Bardo. Theta, 6(2-3):37-38.

1979      Sharkey, J. Celtic mysteries: The ancient religion. Thames & Hudson, London.

1980      Harner, Michael J. The way of the shaman: A guide to power and healing. Bantam, New York. [also published by Harper & Row, San Francisco, 1980]

1980      McIntosh, Alastair I. Beliefs about out-of-the-body experiences among the Elema, Gulf Kamea and Rigo peoples of Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 50(785):460-478 (Sep).

1983      Counts, Dorothy Ayers. Near-death and out-of-body experiences in a Melanesian society. Anabiosis: The Journal for Near-Death Studies, 3:114-135.

1983      Drab, K. J. Altered states of consciousness on Guam: A survey. Unpublished research report, University of Guam. [ref by Irwin, H.]

1985      Ginzburg, C. The night battles: Witchcraft and agrarian cults in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Penguin, New York.

1987      Bernardi, S. Shamanism and parapsychology. In B. Shapin & L. Coly (Eds.), Parapsychology, Philosophy and Religious Concepts: Proceedings of an International Conference held in Rome, Italy, August 23-24, 1985 (pp. 41-50; discussion pp. 50-54). Parapsychology Foundation, New York.

1987      Bowyer, R.A. Some medieval accounts of "out-of-body" and "near-death" experiences. Christian Parapsychologist, 7:47-53.

1987      Zaleski, Carol. Otherworld journeys: Accounts of near-death experience in medieval and modern times. Oxford University Press, New York. [275p, appendix, notes, bibl, index]

1988      Arguelles, Jose. Surfers of the Zuvuya: Tales of interdimensional. Bear & Co, Santa Fe NM.

1988      Thongthiu Suwannathat. Tai laeo pai nai. Kongthun Lok Thip, Kotho.

1989      Boyd, Doug. Mystics, magicians, and medicine people: Tales of a wanderer. Paragon House, New York. [xxii+330p]

1990      Goodman, Felicitas D. Where the spirits ride the wind: Trance journeys and other ecstatic experiences. Indiana University Press, Bloomington IN. [xii + 242p, illus]

1990      St. Victor, O.  Secret Christians:  the teachings of the mystics.  [137p.  Essays on wide range of historical Christian mysticism]

1991      Couliano, I.P. Out of this world: Other worldly journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein. Shambala, Boston.

1991      Donner, Florinda. Being-in-dreaming: An initiation into the sorcerer's world. HarperCollins, New York.

1991      Lett, James. Interpretive anthropology, metaphysics, and the paranormal. Journal of Anthropological Research, 47:305-329 (Fall). [75 refs]

1992      Eagle Feather, Ken. Traveling with power: The exploration and development of perception. Hampton Roads Publishing, Norfolk VA.

1992      Rinpoche, Sogyal. The Tibetan book of living and dying. Rider, London. [Also published by Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1996.]

1993      Devereux, Paul. Shamanism and the mystery lines: Ley lines, spirit paths, shape-shifting and out of body travel. Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul MN.

1994      Brown, Tom. Awakening spirits: A native American path to inner peace, healing, and spiritual growth. Berkley Books, New York.

1994      Houston, Jean. Manual for the peacemeker: A native American journey of transformation. Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton IL.

1994      Somé, Malidoma Patrice. Of water and the spirit: Ritual , magic and initiation in the life of an African shaman. Penguin, New York.

1995      Eagle Feather, Ken. A Toltec path: A user's guide to the teachings of don Juan Matus, Carlos Castaneda, and other Toltec seers. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville VA. [273p, notes, bibl]

1995      Reiner, Erica. Astral magic in Babylonia. From the series, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol 85, part 4. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia PA. [xiii, 150 p, illus, bibl, index]

1995      Vitebsky, Piers.  The shaman.  Little, Brown; New York.

1995      Wesselman, Hank. Spiritwalker: Messages from the future. Bantam, New York. [383p, notes. Shamanism]

1997      Bryant, Page. Starwalking: Shamanic practices for traveling into the night sky. Bear & Co., Santa Fe NM. [xxvi, 319 p, ill, bibl]

1998      Wangyal, Tenzin; Tenzin Wangval Rinpoche; and Mark Dahlby (ed.).  The Tibetan yogas of dream and sleep.  Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca NY.  [220p]

1999      Taves, Ann.  Fits,trances and visions:  experiencing religion and explaining experience from Wesley to James.  Princeton University Press.  [444p,index. Study of paranormal phenomena in religion:  Fits, trances, visions, speaking in tongues, possession, OBEs, animal magnetism, mesmerism; decline of Calvinist orthodoxy, expansion of Methodism. Author is professor of history of Christianity and American religion at Claremont Graduate Univ.]


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