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Shamans/neo-shamans : ecstasies, alternative archaeologies and contemporary pagans

Shamans/neo-shamans : ecstasies, alternative archaeologies and contemporary pagans

Author: Robert J Wallis
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Robert J. Wallis explores the interface between the 'new' and prehistoric shamans of popular culture and anthropology, drawing on interviews with a variety of practitioners, particularly contemporary  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Wallis
ISBN: 0415302021 9780415302029 041530203X 9780415302036
OCLC Number: 490967727
Description: 320 pages : illustrations, couv. illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Introduction A Native at Home: Producing Ethnographic Fragments of Neo-Shamanisms 1. 'White-Shamans': Sources for Neo-Shamans 2. Plastic Medicine Men? Appraising the 'Great Pretenders' 3. Taliesin's Trip, Wyrd Woden: Druid and Heathen Neo-Shamans 4. 'Celtic' and 'Northern' Shamanisms? Contesting the Past 5. 'Sacred' Sites? Neo-Shamans and Prehistoric Heritage 6. Waking Neolithic Ancestors: Further Controversies and 'Reburial' 7. Invading Anthros, Thieving Archos, Wannabe Indians: Academics, Neo-Shamans and Indigenous Communities Conclusion: Neo-Shamans in Post-modernity Appendix Resolution of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Tradition Elders Circle & AIM Resolution References Index
Responsibility: Robert J. Wallis.


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'Wallis has some intersting and insightful things to say about the pagan movement today,' - The Cauldron'Wallis's book is a well-documented addition to ... [accounts of contemporary spiritualities] Read more...

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