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Shamans Through Time: 500 Years on the Path to Knowledge

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A survey of five hundred years of writings on the world's great shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who have fascinated observers for centuries.

This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits. These writings by priests, explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and anthropologists express the wonder of strangers in new worlds. Who were these extraordinary people, men who imitated the sounds of animals in the night, or drank tobacco juice through funnels, or wore collars filled with stinging ants?

Shamans Through Time is a rare chronicle of changing attitudes toward that which is strange and unfamiliar. With essays by such acclaimed thinkers as Claude L?vi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Franz Boas, it provides an awesome glimpse into the incredible shamanic practices of cultures around the world. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585420919
Subtitle:
500 Years on the Path to Knowledge
Editor:
Narby, Jeremy
Author:
Narby, Jeremy
Author:
Huxley, Francis
Editor:
Huxley, Francis
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. PR03
Publication Date:
20010423
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.31x6.28x1.09 in. 1.38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Shamanism

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