An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 1, Volume 1
Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
ABC-CLIO ability Aboriginal altered Ancestors ancient angakok animals ayahuasca berdache body Buryat Bwiti called Celtic shaman Celts Cere ceremony chants connection consciousness core shamanism created Dagara dance dead death deﬁned deities diagnosis divination dream Dreamtime drum earth Encyclopedia of Native energy intrusions enter trance entheogen example experience ﬁnd ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂow ﬂowers gender hallucinogen healers healing rituals helping spirits Huichol human Iboga illness individual induce inﬂuence initiation invisible world journey Kahuna karadji Kosmos Lakota living Lowerworld magical male manang Mapuche masks master Maya medicine Midewiwin monies of North mudang Native American Native American Shamanism nature non-ordinary North America ogham Ojibwa Otherworld patient payť perform person peyote physical world plant power objects practice psychopomp R. I. Shamans reality relationship role Sacred Cere sacriﬁce shamanic healing Shambhala Publications shapeshifting songs sorcerer speciﬁc spir spirit realms spirit world symbolic things tion traditional trance transformation tree universe Upperworld visions wekufe