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Becoming half hidden : shamanism and initiation among the Inuit

Author: Daniel Merkur
Publisher: Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell International, ©1985.
Dissertation: doctorial University of Stockholm 1985
Series: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis., Stockholm studies in comparative religion ;, 24.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Doctoral thesis. Discusses shamanism and initiation of the Inuit groups of Asia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland from the perspective of shaman's, rather than from the laity's point of view.
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merkur, Daniel.
Becoming half hidden.
Stockholm : Almqvist & Wiksell International, ©1985
(OCoLC)891421053
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Merkur
ISBN: 9122007520 9789122007524
OCLC Number: 12805009
Notes: Extra t.p. with thesis statement inserted.
Description: vii, 305 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A study in esoterica --
2. The fiction of the healed healer --
3. The ecstasies of Inuit laity --
4. The varieties of ecstatic seances --
5. The pattern of shamanic initiations --
6. The initiator's role --
7. The vision quest --
8. The journey to the moon and the sun --
9. Helping spirits and shamanic power --
10. The seances of commencement.
Series Title: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis., Stockholm studies in comparative religion ;, 24.
Responsibility: by Daniel Merkur.

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Doctoral thesis. Discusses shamanism and initiation of the Inuit groups of Asia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland from the perspective of shaman's, rather than from the laity's point of view.

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