Shamanism: A Reader
Psychology Press, 2003 - Religion - 461 pages
Shamanism has been practised amongst communities all over the world for millennia, and continues to survive today in both modern and ancient forms. Shamanism: A Reader unites perspectives from disciplines including anthropology, psychology, musicology, and botany to provide an unique overview of modern writing on shamanism. Juxtaposing the traditional practices of indigenous peoples with their new and often radically urban reinterpretations, experts including Michael Harner, Milhàly Hoppàl, Majorie M Balzer and Piers Vitebsky raise questions about constructions of shamanism, its efficacy, its use and misuse as a cultural symbol, and its real nature.
Locating its material in the encounter between traditional and contemporary, and within many forms of response to the image of the shaman, Shamanism: A Reader is an essential tribute to the vitality and breadth of shamanic tradition both among its original practitioners of Europe, tribes of America and Asia, and within seemingly familiar aspects of the modern west. Representing the best of classic and current scholarship, and highlighting the diversity of approaches to shamanism in an accessible and user-friendly way, this clearly introduced and organized collection sets a new standard for shamanic study in terms of the breadth and depth of its coverage.
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INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE
Sereptie Djarvoskin transcribed by Popov HOW SEREPTIE DJARVOSKIN OF THE NGANASANS TAVGI SAMOYEDS BECAME A SHAMAN
Michael Harner DISCOVERING THE WAY
INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO
Roberte N Hamayon GAME AND GAMES FORTUNE AND DUALISM IN SIBERIAN SHAMANISM
INTRODUCTION TO PART FOUR
Caroline Humphrey and Urgunge Onon URGUNGES WAY
Bernard Saladin DAnglure RETHINKING INUIT SHAMANISM THROUGH THE CONCEPT OF THIRD GENDER
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer SACRED GENDERS IN SIBERIA SHAMANS BEAR FESTIVALS AND ANDROGYNY
Michael Taussig TOUGHNESS AND TENDERNESS IN THE WILD MANS LAIR THE EVERYDAY AS IMPENETRABLE THE IMPENETRABLE...
Piers Vitebsky FROM COSMOLOGY TO ENVIRONMENTALISM SHAMANISM AS LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IN A GLOBAL SETTING
INTRODUCTION TO PART FIVE
Ioan M Lewis POSSESSION AND PUBLIC MORALITY II OTHER COSMOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
John A Grim OJIBWAY SHAMANISM
Barbara Tedlock THE NEW ANTHROPOLOGY OF DREAMING
Alan T Campbell SUBMITTING
Edith Turner THE REALITY OF SPIRITS
INTRODUCTION TO PART THREE
Thomas A Dowson LIKE PEOPLE IN PREHISTORY
Chungmoo Choi THE ARTISTRY AND RITUAL AESTHETICS OF URBAN KOREA SHAMANS
Marina Roseman REMEMBERING TO FORGET THE AESTHETICS OF LONGING
Mihaly Hoppal ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS ON SHAMANISM
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer THE POETRY OF SHAMANISM
Ward Churchill SPIRITUAL HUCKSTERISM THE RISE OF THE PLASTIC MEDICINE MEN
Paul C Johnson SHAMANISM FROM ECUADORTO CHICAGO A CASE STUDY IN NEW AGE RITUAL APPROPRIATION
Sandra Ingerman TRACKING LOST SOULS
Gordon MacLellan DANCING ON THE EDGE SHAMANISM IN MODERN BRITIAN
Beverley Butler THE TREE THE TOWER AND THE SHAMAN THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF RESISTANCE OF THE NO M11 LINK ROADS P...
Robert J Wallis WAKING ANCESTOR SPIRITS NEOSHAMANIC ENGAGEMENTS WITH ARCHAEOLOGY
Terence McKenna A BRIEF HISTORY OF PSYCHEDELICS
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