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Shamans through time : 500 years on the path to knowledge

Author: Jeremy Narby; Francis Huxley
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: The Christian view : "Ministers of the Devil" --
The humanist view becomes rationalist : from "esteemed jugglers" to "impostors" --
Enter anthropologists --
The understanding deepens --
The observers take part --
Gathering evidence on a multifaceted phenomenon --
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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