The World of Shamanism

This objective exploration of shamanism and its place in contemporary life leaves no stone unturned as Dr. Walsh examines shamanistic traditions throughout history, and how they intersect with modern psychology and metaphysical studies.

Author: Roger N. Walsh

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738705750

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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This objective exploration of shamanism and its place in contemporary life leaves no stone unturned as Dr. Walsh examines shamanistic traditions throughout history, and how they intersect with modern psychology and metaphysical studies.
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The World of Shamanism

why shamanism and why now? student was Carlos Castaneda, soon to be one of the world's most famous, or infamous, an- thropologists. The early books received much acclaim, both popular and professional, and a thesis based on his ...

Author: Roger Walsh

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738726137

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Fascinating, comprehensive, and eminently readable, this guide explores shamanism—the world's most enduring healing and religious tradition—in the light of modern medicine, psychology, neuroscience, consciousness disciplines, and religious studies. Praise: "As if on cue, just when I am beginning to think that shamanism is the ground from which all religions spring, along comes this book. I cannot imagine a book that would be more helpful to me in thinking through this important subject."—Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions "...Unquestionably the most rounded compact introduction to shamanism, particularly the inner world of shamans, available today. A door-opening book for students of consciousness and spirituality."—Georg Feuerstein, PhD, M.Litt, author of The Yoga Tradition "A splendidly clear and timely survey of shamanism."—Jean Achterberg, PhD, author of Imagery in Healing "Quite simply, this book is a major step forward in understanding the vital phenomenon of shamanism. I recommend it highly."—Charles Tart, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California at Davis, author of States of Consciousness "...Eminently useful and inspiring. A brilliant integrative work that pushes the frontiers of consciousness in insightful, practical, and powerful ways."—Angeles Arrien, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist, author of The Four-Fold Way and The Second Half of Life"... Unique in bringing together the full range of anthropological, psychological, and psychiatric literature on this vital subject. It does so with admirable scholarship yet still manages to be sensitive and clear."—Christie W. Kiefer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California at San Francisco
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Shamanism

In primitive societies where shamanism occurs the direct contact with the supernatural world is often symbolized in the annual world renewal rite . A common element in this rite is the sacred post which stands as a symbol of the world ...

Author: Andrei A. Znamenski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415332494

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Shamanism and the Ancient Mind

Throughout the world the shamanic cosmos is usually vertically tiered . In its simplest form there are three levels : the plane of everyday life , a realm above , and a realm below ( Whitley 2000 ) . The upper world is occupied by ...

Author: James L. Pearson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759101566

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 195

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A study of archaeological evidence for Shamanism in North America and how it links to the archaeology of the mind. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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The strand that has attracted by far the most attention involves the kind of shaman who participates in the immanent forces of the world , whether these are human , animal , or elements such as water and wind . In this kind of shamanism ...

Author: Piers Vitebsky

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806133287

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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From the snowscapes of Siberia to the jungles of the Amazon, this book explores the role of the shaman as a healer mediating between the world of the living and the world of the spirits. 250 illustrations, many in color. 25 maps.
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Shamanism

A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations. This two-volume reference is the first international survey of shamanistic beliefs from prehistory to the present day.

Author: Mariko Namba Walter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076453

Category: Religion

Page: 1055

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A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations. * Nearly 200 entries on shamanic belief systems, practices, rituals, and related phenomena * 152 contributors including international experts and pioneering researchers in the field * 100 photos, charts, and tables * Multicultural bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, ethnography, and anthropology
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Shamanism and Northern Ecology

We now come to our second problem in this brief survey, the import of the qualities that characterize the world pillar ... and people who want to pass into the other world — heroes, shamans, the dead — have to be quick to pass under the ...

Author: Juha Pentikäinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110811674

Category: Religion

Page: 395

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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.
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Shamanism

This circle divided into quarters is actually how most ancient peoples viewed the world, and it is how shamans traditionally view the world. They also believe that there is another circle below the Earth on which we live.

Author: Robert Michael Place

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438118314

Category: Shamanism

Page: 119

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Defines the practise of shamanism, recounts its role in religion and culture throughout history, and its influence today.
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The Strong Eye of Shamanism

be remembered , ” he tells us , “ in the mythologies of Central Asia , Siberia , and Indonesia the birds perched on the branches of the World Tree represent men's souls . Because shamans can change themselves into “ birds , ' that is ...

Author: Robert E. Ryan

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892817097

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

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Introduces the mindset of the shaman and presents a view of the patterns of symbolism that underlie all religions
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The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism

A Modern Guide to Shamanic Healing, Tools, and Ceremony Rebecca Keating. inside ourselves—the place where we are able to see ourselves as we truly are. This is the most powerful way to heal the world.

Author: Rebecca Keating

Publisher: Ultimate Guide to

ISBN: 9781592339969

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Written by the Founder of the Shaman Sisters, The Ultimate Guide to Shamanism is a modern guide to the ancient practice of using spirit medicine in practice and ceremony for healing and manifestation.
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