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The Hollow Bone

A Field Guide to Shamanism
Narrated by: Arika Escalona
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Shamanism is the oldest living path of spirituality.

Deatsman's book is a what-is rather than a how-to-practice guide that illuminates Shamanism's core teachings, its healing techniques, it's history and practices around the world, and more.

©2011 Colleen Deatsman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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A very good overview of such a vast and varied topic.

The information and very balanced presentation was excellent.
The reading and composition not noteworthy, the title suggests as such, this is a field guide, factual and to the point.
Some good tips for those aspiring to practice shamanism and a well needed urging towards action to save this planet by the old surviving spiritual practices know to us sapiens.

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  • Pete
  • 26-08-2013

Not an enjoyable listen

What would have made The Hollow Bone better?

The reading appeared to be computer generated. I'ts a reasonably good technology, but completely inappropriate for this content.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Could not get through the content

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The computer generated voice had no intonation or emotion white reading.

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  • Tamara deAuset
  • 09-01-2014

Good book -- horrible narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would change the narrator -- she sounds almost robotic. Terrible choice of voice for this book!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Arika Escalona?

The author or someone with a voice personality.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2019

Informative

This was exactly what I was looking for as an introduction to shamanism. It seemed well researched, authentic, and thorough. Narrator was fine. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning about this topic.

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  • John M Fisher
  • 10-01-2019

Great Read

Colleen is an excellent writer. This work is easy to understand and apply in practice.

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  • BobMGre
  • 18-11-2018

Good information

Interesting and promotes looking inward while answering questions about modern shamans and practices. When finished, your new understanding may entise starting from the beginning to see what was missed.

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  • Sportochick's Musings
  • 23-05-2015

Excellent resource

I felt this book was very well written and aligned with what I know. Narrator was excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-06-2018

Eye opening.

Great introduction to Shamanism. I would suggest the read if you have any inclinations to explore Shamanism and shamanic culture.

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  • Beepbibab
  • 10-02-2017

Great intro to Shamanism

The book is a well balanced and interesting intro to shamanism. It's worth a listen even when you had some encounters with the subject.
The narrators voice is very agreeable, a worthwhile listen if you're a beginner or intermediary and like a broader, cross culture perspective and practical tips

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