From a Shaman's Notebook - Primitive and Archaic Poetry: Arranged by Jerome Rothenberg
“From a Shaman’s Notebook – Primitive and Archaic Poetry” is a collection of 23 poems from a variety of sources from Native American, African, Australian, and Pacific Islander societies. The poetry falls into two general themes: “Spells and Charms” and “Rites and Visions.” The spells and charms vary from poisoned arrows to plant tinctures, and the rites and visions describe rituals for marriages, circumcision, and death. Read by Jerome Rothenberg, David Antin, Jackson MacLow, and Rochelle Owens, these works provide insights into the traditions and beliefs that define their cultures.
Liner notes include poem texts.