By Brooklyn Reader

August 28, 2015, 3:05 pm


Demystifying Shamanism: An Illustrated Presentation

11401164_10153367890900520_3568153725403937718_nWHAT: European missionaries claimed that shamans were doing the work of the devil. Soviet Communists persecuted them because they were not Marxists. American psychiatrists labeled them “schizophrenic.” However, recent psychological and anthropological research reveals that shamans are among the most talented members of their community, and have survived over the millennia due to their talents as healers, counselors, and storytellers.

This lecture will provide examples of contemporary shamans as well as suggest what can be learned from their herbal knowledge, their sacred rituals, and their community service.

Stanley Krippner, PhD, is Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University. Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn, NY. His books include Demystifying Shamans and The Voice of Rolling Thunder. He has interviewed and observed shamans from six continents, and has participated in several shamanic rituals in Brazil, Russia, and Peru.

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 8:00pm

WHERE: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Bklyn






WHAT: This is where Brooklyn’s most sophisticated grown folks get together to drink eat have clean fun every last Friday of the month.This month, Leo celebrations for Dj Prince Albert & Sherwin G. Cocktails food served; Dj BLUE spinning R&B, Raggae and soul.

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 10:00pm – 4:00am

WHERE: The Social Butterfly, 857 Atlantic Ave, Bklyn



A Coloring Party

11229364_1061683643842631_8055872867782796101_nWHAT: A Coloring Party to benefit Friends of Von King Park Conservancy

WHEN: August 29, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: Calabar Imports Popup, 351 Tompkins Ave, Bklyn





WHAT: Created for the THE BROOKLYN BAZAAR FOOD, MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL. Hosted by Malik Yoba and Clipperman, with DJs Evil Dee Hard Hittin Harry Stormin Norman Marcello Ritondo Beverly Bond The dustbin brothers Preserv and more…

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