Old Magic - Lives of The Desert Shamans - Nicholas Clapp (Sunbelt Publications, Inc., 2015-209 pages).
Book Review by Jacqueline Carr
February 17, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - The title of this book piqued my interest. I was engaged from the start and wanted to know who the Shamans were and what sort of magic they performed. I immediately looked up the meaning of the word Shaman, and in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary - a Shaman, is a priest or priest-doctor among various northern people of Asia—applied by extension to similar personages in other parts, esp. a medicine-man of some of the north-western American Indians.