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Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy

Author: Mircea Eliade; Willard R Trask
Publisher: New York : Bollingen Foundation; distributed by Pantheon Books, ©1964.
Series: Bollingen series, 76.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. and enl.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mircea Eliade; Willard R Trask
OCLC Number: 376727
Notes: Translation of Le chamanisme et les techniques archaïques de l'extase.
Description: xxiii, 610 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: General consideration. Recruiting methods. Shamanism and mystical vocation. --
Initiatory sicknesses and dreams. --
Obtaining Shamanic powers. --
Shamanic initiation. --
Symbolism of the Shaman's costume and drum. --
Shamanism in Central and North Asia: I. Celestial Ascents. Descents to the Underworld. --
Shamanism in Central and North Asia: II. Magical cures. The Shaman as psychopomp. --
Shamanism and cosmology. --
Shamanism in North and South America. --
Southeast Asian and Oceanian Shamanism. --
Shamanic ideologies and techniques among the Indo-Europeans. --
Shamanic symbolisms and techniques in Tibet, China, and the Far East. --
Parallel myths, symbols, and rites. --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 76.
Other Titles: Chamanisme et les techniques archaïques de l'extase.
Responsibility: Mircea Eliade ; translated from the French by Willard R. Trask.

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