Books by Frank Moore

How to Handle an Anthropologist

HOW TO HANDLE AN ANTHROPOLOGIST

Russell Shuttleworth, PhD interviews shaman/performance artist Frank Moore

In 1997, shaman/performance artist Frank Moore was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley graduate student, working on his doctoral dissertation. The thesis was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers, or as Frank called it, “The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy.” He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of Russell interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams, which resulted in the discovery of Russell’s alter-ego Dr. Gruve, who dj'd a show on Frank’s LUVeR internet radio station, and played the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia.

Inside this book are the full transcripts of these interviews.

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Deep Conversations in the Shaman's Den Volume 1

DEEP CONVERSATIONS IN THE 
SHAMAN'S DEN, VOLUME 1

Frank Moore's Shaman's Den streamed live on the internet almost every Sunday night from 1998 until Frank's death in 2013. The Shaman's Den was a 21/2-hour variety show featuring in-studio concerts by bands from around the world and in-depth conversations about politics, art, music, and life.

In this volume, the first in a series, Frank and his guests explore a wide-open field of topics and present new, alternative ways of looking at everything from current economic and political situations to personal relationships.


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Featured in this volume are conversations with:

  • Paul Krassner, comedian/satirist and co-founder of the Yippies
  • Stephen Emanuel, musician, nurse and long-time friend
  • Louise Scott, “International bag lady” and long-time friend
  • Dr. Richard Kerbavaz, ENT doctor and surgeon
  • David Johnson, one of the San Quentin Six, and Elder Freeman, Catholic priest and founding member of the L.A. Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
  • Sasha Cagen, Quirkyalone creator and author
  • Penny Arcade, New York performance artist
  • Gerald Smith and Tracy James, political activists and pirate radio DJs
  • Michael Peppe, San Francisco anti-performance artist and composer
  • Kevin Danaher, co-founder of the human rights and social/economic/environmental justice organization, Global Exchange
  • John the Baker, singer, songwriter, punk musician and community organizer

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FRANKLY SPEAKING

In this 300-page, B&W collection of prose by “one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists” (P-Form Magazine), Frank Moore explores his deep and uncompromising vision of human liberation and art as a “battle against fragmentation”. Published 2014. 

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CHEROTIC MAGIC REVISED

A major attempt to introduce a powerful system of magic into our modern western everyday life, thereby explosively expanding such concepts as sex, human relationships. The clear, down-to-earth text is amplified by the non-linear trance illustrations by LaBash.
Published 2015.
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ART OF A SHAMAN

Originally a lecture presented at N.Y.U., Frank Moore explores performance and art in general terms of them being a magical way to effect change in the world. He looks at performance as an art of melting action, ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. By using his career and life as a "baseline", Moore explains the dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping....Published 2011.

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SKIN PASSION

Full-color, 114-page paperback book of Frank Moore's poetry and paintings. Published 2012.
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CHAPPED LAP

Chapped Lap is Frank Moore's first slim book of poetry, featuring poetry from the 1990s and 2000 (published in 2000). Originally a xeroxed and stapled "chapbook", as the title suggests, this small collection is dense with pieces that have become classics. Not only did Frank perform these poems for years, but they were also often used in his interactive performances, read by audience members, and read by fellow poets, always adding new levels to the frame in which they were performed.
Published 2014.
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ART OF LIVING

A guide to down-to-earth spirituality as channeled by Frank Moore. Xerox. Published 1987.

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VISION THEATER

by James D. Audlin 
& Frank Moore
No Tongue Will Live to Speak/No Ears Will Yearn to Hear is a play written by James D. Audlin (Chief Distant Eagle) and directed in 1994 by Frank Moore in Berkeley, California. Vision Theater is a book made up of the daily e-mail conversations between Frank and Jim...both as director and playwright and as two shamans...over the year-plus that it took Frank to produce/direct the play. It is an in-depth examination of the backstage process of doing a shamanistic drama (or any drama for that matter)...the tricks, the pitfalls, the dynamics...and how everyday life and the magically framed theater effect each other. Xerox. Published 1994.


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