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Shamanism

Margaret Stutley

Shamanism

Margaret Stutley

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9780415273183

- Publisher Shamanism is one of the earliest and farthest-reaching magical and religious traditions, vestiges of which still underlie the major religious faiths of the modern world. The function of the shaman is to show his or her people the unseen powers behind the mere appearances of nature, as experienced through intuition, in trance states, or during ecstatic mystical visions. Shamans possess healing powers, communicate with the dead and the world beyond, and influence the weather and movements of hunting animals. The psychological exaltation of shamanism trance states is similar to the ecstasies of Yogis, Christian mystics and dervishes. Shamanism: An Introduction traces the development of shamanism in its many fascinating global manifestations. Looking at shamanic practices from Siberia to China and beyond, it provides an accessible guide to one of the world's most ancient, notorious and frequently misrepresented spiritual traditions. Placing special emphasis on the climate, geographic and

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9780415273183
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Shamanism is one of the earliest and farthest-reaching magical and religious traditions, vestiges of which still underlie the major religious faiths of the modern world. The function of the shaman is to show his or her people the unseen powers behind the mere appearances of nature, as experienced through intuition, in trance states, or during ecstatic mystical visions. Shamans possess healing powers, communicate with the dead and the world beyond, and influence the weather and movements of hunting animals. The psychological exaltation of shamanism trance states is similar to the ecstasies of Yogis, Christian mystics and dervishes. Shamanism: An Introduction traces the development of shamanism in its many fascinating global manifestations. Looking at shamanic practices from Siberia to China and beyond, it provides an accessible guide to one of the world's most ancient, notorious and frequently misrepresented spiritual traditions. Placing special emphasis on the climate, geographic and
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Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction 2. Male And Female Shamans 3.the Shaman's Costume 4. Shamans' Paraphernalia 5. Trance, Ecstacy And Possession 6. Deites And Spirits 7. Divination 8. Healing 9. Shamans And Smiths; 10. Soul; 11. Ancestor Cults 12. Death And Funeral Rites 13. Were-animals Bibliography Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 185248
  • Product Code 0415273188
  • EAN 9780415273183
  • Pages 148
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Dec 2002
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.181kg

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