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Shamans, mystics, and doctors : a psychological inquiry into India and its healing traditions

Author: Sudhir Kakar
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sudhir Kakar, a psychoanalyst and scholar, brilliantly illuminates the ancient healing traditions of India embodied in the rituals of shamans, the teachings of gurus, and the precepts of the school of medicine known as Ayurveda.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sudhir Kakar
ISBN: 0226422798 9780226422794
OCLC Number: 22660379
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1982.
Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Local and folk traditions. Soul knowledge and soul force: the Pir of Patteshah Dargah ; Lord of the spirit world ; Other shamans. --
Mystical traditions. The path of the saints ; Tantra and Tantric healing ; Cooling breezes: the cult of Mataji. --
Medical traditions. Indian medicine and psychiatry: cultural and theoretical perspectives on Ayurveda ; The good doctor of Jharsetli ; Epilogue: Healing and culture.
Responsibility: Sudhir Kakar.
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Sudhir Kakar, a psychoanalyst and scholar, brilliantly illuminates the ancient healing traditions of India embodied in the rituals of shamans, the teachings of gurus, and the precepts of the school of medicine known as Ayurveda.

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