Some of the most memorable and impactful stories of the Bible come from the tales of Moses’s life. The stories include the Burning Bush, the Golden Calf, the Crossing of the Red Sea, his frequent discussions, sometimes arguments with God, and the Ten Commandments.
But who Moses was and details of his life remain a mystery. Was Moses a historical person? A mythic hero? A revolutionary? A prophet? A high priest? A god? The son of a god? Was he some combination of all of these? There are good arguments for any of these roles. But one thing is certain, Moses is a most fascinating figure and has been for thousands of years.
This book delves into the role of Moses. I look at Moses’s most famous stories to reveal the hidden shamanic knowledge and mystery school teachings underlying the tales of his life.
Advance praise for When Moses Was a Shaman:
- “Janet Rudolph is an outlaw scholar of the best kind.” Rachel Pollack, Tarot maven extraordinaire, creator of The Shining Tribe Tarot, award winning author of dozens of books including The Child Eater and Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot which was just reprinted on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
- “It is rare to read a book with as many “aha!” eureka moments as Janet Rudolph’s fascinating and scholarly– yet accessible – When Moses Was a Shaman. Even if you’re sure you are familiar with Moses, the Bible, biblical legends, and world mythology, there will be something here to surprise you and give you food for thought. A shaman herself, Janet Rudolph shines historical, shamanic, and mythic spotlights on this pivotal and important figure. Recommended!” – Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Spirits, Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages, and other books devoted to spirituality and the magical arts.