I purchased this book years ago, when I was a student at U.C. Berkeley. I still have my original copy, published by Anchor Books, 1969.
I found it a delight to read — and still do — the poetry is drawn from ancient cultures around the world: from the Navaho “Songs in the Garden of the House God,” to the Tibetan “The Quest for Milarepa,” and many, many more.
The book was cited in the LA Times Book Review as one of the hundred most recommended American books of the late 20th century.
The latest edition has a new cover (the image above is taken from my edition) and added material.
Technicians of the Sacred, Third Edition: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, revised and expanded, 50th anniversary edition, Jerome Rothenberg, editor, University of California Press, 2017.