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Ancient Traditions: Shamanism in Central Asia and the Americas

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Shamanism is the world's oldest religion. The rituals and beliefs of this ancient tradition were carried from Asia and Siberia into the New World by nomadic hunting bands beginning 12,000 years ago. This unique collection of essays on shamanism in Central Asia and the Indian Americas provides sound and engaging scholarship that reflects the great diversity in this fascinating field. First published in 1994, Ancient Traditions has become a vital, frequently cited reference in the ongoing study of ancient religions. For readers interested in indigenous cultures and religions, this collection of essays clarifies much of the New Age speculation on universals in shamanism, offering solid research on specific ethnic and historical expressions. In Ancient Traditions, prominent scholars in ethnography, anthropology, and the study of world religions bring to bear their diverse perspectives on this singularly fascinating topic.

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Shamanism is the world's oldest religion, and was carried from Asia and Siberia into the New World by nomadic hunting bands beginning 12,000 years ago. The result of a conference in June 1989 at the Denver Museum of Natural History that brought together scholars and others interested in shamanism from the US and the (then) Soviet Union, this collection of essays reflects the great diversity in the field, with particular emphasis on the perceived similarities and differences in Central Asian and Indian American shamanism.
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Synopsis:

This unique collection of essays on shamanism in Central Asia and the Indian Americas provides sound and engaging scholarship that reflects the great diversity in this fascinating field. First published in 1994, Ancient Traditions has become a vital, frequently cited reference in the ongoing study of ancient religions.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-299) and index.

About the Author

Gary Seaman is director of the Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California. Jane S. Day is a curator ermerita and was a specialist in Mesoamerican archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870813429
Author:
Seaman, Gary
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Editor:
Day, Jane
Author:
Day, Jane S.
Location:
Niwot, CO :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Congresses
Subject:
Shamanism -- Congresses.
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
1101
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Shamanism
Metaphysics » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » General

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This unique collection of essays on shamanism in Central Asia and the Indian Americas provides sound and engaging scholarship that reflects the great diversity in this fascinating field. First published in 1994, Ancient Traditions has become a vital, frequently cited reference in the ongoing study of ancient religions.
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