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Shamans through time : 500 years on the path to knowledge

Author: Jeremy Narby; Francis Huxley
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2001.
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In 'Shamans Through Time', the authors trace Western civilizations to understand the ancient knowledge of shamans around the world, from Asia and Australia to Africa and the Americas.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Narby; Francis Huxley
ISBN: 0500510709 9780500510704 1585420913 9781585420919
OCLC Number: 48931703
Description: 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Five Hundred Years of Shamans and Shamanism Part One: The Christian View: 'Ministers of the Devil' Part Two: The Humanist View Becomes Rationalist: From 'Esteemed Jugglers' to 'Imposters' Part Three: Enter Anthropologists Part Four: The Understanding Deepens Part Five: The Observers Take Part Part Six: Gathering Evidence on a Multifaceted Phenomenon Part Seven: Global Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge Come Together and Remain Apart
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Narby and Francis Huxley.

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This is a collection of observations about and interviews with shamans from missionaries, botanists, anthropologists, ethnographers and psychologists spanning from 1535 to 2000 and from around the  Read more...

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'This first sweeping study of shamanism is sure to become a classic' - Publishers Weekly 'The most comprehensive survey on shamanism ever' - Mihaly Hoppal, Director, European Folklore Institute

 
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