The Raven's Gift

A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness

Jon Turk

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Noted scientist and kayak adventurer undertakes a journey of spiritual healing
 
Jon Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn and paddled across the Pacific Ocean to retrace the voyages of ancient people. But, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual. In a remote Siberian village, Turk met an elderly Koryak shaman named Moolynaut who invoked the help of a Spirit Raven to mend his fractured pelvis. When the healing was complete, he was able to walk without pain. Turk, finding no rational explanation, sought understanding by traversing the frozen tundra where Moolynaut was born, camping with bands of reindeer herders, and recording stories of their lives and spirituality. Framed by high adventure across the vast and forbidding Siberian landscape, The Raven’s Gift creates a vision of natural and spiritual realms interwoven by one man’s awakening.

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Raven's Gift
Part 1To Vyvenka by KayakI have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. 
--Lone Man, Teton SiouxA Walk with My Dog: Spring 1970Forty years ago, I was a research chemist, working at night, in the absence of sunlight, buffered against all vagaries of weather by a precise climate control system. In an effort to probe into the nature of the chemical bond, that much studied but still mysterious collection of forces that holds all matter together, I blasted molecules apart with a beam of high-energy electrons and then accelerated

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Jon Turk

JON TURK is the author of twenty-five environmental and earth science text books and two previous adventure travel books. He is a world-class adventurer whose expeditions are backed by Necky Kayaks, for whom he serves as a national spokesman. He writes frequently for many different magazines and alternates his time between Fernie, British Columbia and Darby, Montana.

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The Raven's Gift
A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness
Jon Turk

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
January 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312540210
ISBN10: 0312540213
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages, Includes one map
$27.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312611774
ISBN10: 0312611773
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages, Includes one map
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
January 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429964708
ISBN10: 1429964707
336 pages, Includes one map
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