The Nature of Shamanism : Substance and Function of a Religious Metaphor
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.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 165.1 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
- 01 Jul 1993
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0