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The beauty of the primitive : shamanism and the Western imagination

Author: Andrei A Znamenski
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei A Znamenski
ISBN: 9780195172317 0195172310
OCLC Number: 70230615
Description: xv, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Enlightenment and romantic writers look at shamans --
From Siberia to North America: regionalists, anthropologists and exiled ethnographers --
Neurotics to tribal psychoanalysts: shamans through the eyes of psychology --
Power plants: psychedelic culture meets tribal spirituality --
Shamanism goes global: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda --
Anthropology, Castaneda's healing fiction, and neo-shamanism print culture --
Toward the ancient future: shamanism in the modern West --
Sources of inspiration: from Native Americana to European pagan folklore --
Back to Siberia: adventures of the metaphor in its motherland.
Responsibility: Andrei A. Znamenski.
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This is simply the best book on modern shamanisms ever written, largely because its author understands pre-modern shamanisms so well. * Ronald Hutton, Author of Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Read more...

 
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