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The catalpa bow : a study of shamanistic practices in Japan

Author: Carmen Blacker
Publisher: London ; Boston : G. Allen & Unwin, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Blacker
ISBN: 0043980082 9780043980088 0043980066 9780043980064
OCLC Number: 15656240
Description: 382 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Carmen Blacker.

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This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend.

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