Shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy

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Routledge & K. Pauk, 1964 - Shamanism - 610 pages
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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

This was a somewhat interesting book...required reading for a class on John Milton. Isn't that odd? We were to make connections between Milton's authorship of Paradise Lost and the Shaman's ecstatic experience. A heavy book, written by a scholar, not a new age Llewellyn author. Read full review

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"... in all human beings the desire to enter into contact with the sacred is counteracted by the fear of being obliged to renounce the simple human condition and become a more or less pliant ... Read full review

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Approaches 3The Bestowal of Shamanic Powers 18
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Recruiting among the Tungus 17 Recruiting among
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Initiatory Sicknesses and Dreams
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