In one of William Butler Yeats poems, he refers to the "fire in the head" that characterizes the visionary experience. The author has pursued this theme in a lyrical cross-cultural exploration of shamanism & the Celtic imagination that examines the myths & tales of the ancient Celtic poets & storytellers, & outlines techniques used to access the shaman?s world. Engrossing & intelligent, this is a remarkable examination of shamanism that is an important gift to all those Westerners seeking knowledge of Celtic shamanism. A fascinating & entertaining study that is highly recommended to anyone with a curiosity about or a quest to understand better the roots of Celtic shamanism. Softcover, 222 pgs.