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An introduction to shamanism

Author: Thomas A DuBois
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Shamans are an integral part of communal religious traditions, professionals who make use of personal supernatural experiences, especially trance, as a resource for the wider community's physical and spiritual well-being. This Introduction surveys research on the topic of shamanism around the world, detailing the archaeology and earliest development of shamanic traditions as well as their scientific 'discovery' in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A DuBois
ISBN: 9780521873536 0521873533 9780521695367 0521695368
OCLC Number: 286432748
Description: xi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introductions --
Shamanism and the issue of religion --
A history of shamanic encounters --
Shamanism in archaeological evidence --
pt. 2. Shamanic soteriology and ritual --
Cosmology and the work of the shaman --
The shamanic calling --
Mediating the spirit world : shamanic roles and careers --
pt. 3. Examining ritual effectiveness --
Séance, trance, and the shamanic mind --
Shamans, clients, and healing --
pt. 4. The shamanic arsenal --
Music and entheogens : pathways to ecstasy --
The material culture of shamanism --
Shamanic verbal art --
pt. 5. Shamanic politics in a changing world --
Shamanism under attack --
Shamanic revitalizations --
Neoshamanism.
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This Introduction surveys the beliefs, rituals and techniques found in shamanic traditions around the world.  Read more...

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'... the book stands out overall as one of the best of its kind.' Robert Wallis, Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture

 
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