The Nature of Shamanism

The Nature of Shamanism : Substance and Function of a Religious Metaphor

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Drawing on examples from traditional and prehistoric cultures in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Egypt, presents an integrated discussion of shamanism as a functional aspect of religion. Looks at the ritual, mythology, symbolism, and the dynamics of its cultural process; and considers the shaman's experience of personal crisis, the effect on the rest of the community, cosmology, and the use of hallucinogens. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791413853
  • 9780791413852

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