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Deep Cinema: Film as Shamanic Initiation

Deep Cinema<br> by Mary Trainor-Brigham Deep Cinema: Film as Shamanic Initiation
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Author: Mary Trainor-Brigham
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 200
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1932907505
ISBN-13: 9781932907506
About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Film as Shamanic Initiation....

Shamans were the first storytellers in the world. Deep Cinema by Mary Trainor-Brigham provides a link between the past and current day filmmakers as an instructional guide to lead them to richer and more meaningful stories.

Deep Cinema invites movie makers and movie lovers to perceive storytelling from the perspective of Indigenous world-view. Working from the layered Shamanic Cosmology of Upper, Middle and Lower Worlds, it also introduces the tri-parte Soul: Divine, Human and Nature, of which we are all comprised. With great insight it uncovers initiation rites that continue to be expressed in movies such as Whale Rider, Dead Man, Perfect Storm, The Piano, and Thunderheart.

What people say:

"Deep Cinema carries the film viewing experience from mere entertainment to shamanic initiation — something many have felt yet never voiced." — Catherine Ann Jones, Author: The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing

"Wow! Who knew all this stuff was going on in the movies? Deep Cinema digs into the celluloid and tries to pull out something basic about human behavior and how we experience it in cinematic storytelling. Makes it tough to go back to the 12-plex and put the mind on automatic." — John Sayles, Writer and Director

"This is one of those books I wish I'd written. It concurs with my belief that movies and stories can have a shamanic function, but it also spreads out a comprehensive vision of the ancient and still vibrant indigenous world view. Movie examples, including some overlooked gems, are well selected to illustrate rites of passage and the processes of initiation." — Christopher Vogler, Author: The Writer's Journey

About the Author:

Mary Trainor-Brigham, Therapist, M.A. Culture & Spirituality, has had 15 years experience as a Film Columnist, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has brought together her twin passions – for indigenous cultures and movies – in therapeutic programs, international workshops, documentary films, and now Deep Cinema.