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The world of shamanism : new views of an ancient tradition

Author: Roger N Walsh
Publisher: Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Fascinating, comprehensive, and eminently readable, this guide explores shamanism--the world's most enduring healing and religious tradition--in the light of modern medicine, psychology, neuroscience, consciousness disciplines, and religious studies."--Publisher's website.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger N Walsh
ISBN: 9780738705750 0738705756
OCLC Number: 145388594
Description: x, 325 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Who, where, when, and what is a Shaman? --
The big picture --
The life of the Shaman --
Diagnosing the Shaman --
The Shaman's universe --
Shamanic techniques --
The Shaman's mind.
Responsibility: Roger Walsh.
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