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From Shaman to scientist : essays on humanity's search for spirits

Author: James Houran
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Houran
ISBN: 0810850540 9780810850545
OCLC Number: 1026234542
Description: xviii, 268 p. : il. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Science in search of spirit / Annekatrin Puhle and Adrian Parker --
How shamanism began : human evolution, dissociation, and anomalous experience / James McClenon --
Spirits as human nature and the fundamental structures of consciousness / Michael Winkelman --
Interactions with apparitions, ghosts, and revenants in ancient and medieval sources / Christa A. Tuczay --
Historical profiles in poltergeist research / Peter Mulacz --
American children's ghost stories : manipulation and mastery of a belief system / Sylvia Grider --
Ghost hunting in the twenty-first century / John Potts.
Responsibility: edited by James Houran.

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In Chapter 1, Annekatrin Puhle and Adrian Parker explore 'edges' between the scientific and shamanic worldviews. A brief history of parapsychology emphasizes that the 'experimenter effect,' far from Read more...

 
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