Shamanism: Archaic Techniques Of Ecstasy (Mythos: The Princeton/bollingen Series In World Mythology)
First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where ...
Series: Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology (Book 91)
Paperback: 648 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Later Reprint edition (February 8, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.6 x 8.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 44280
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“The classic cross-cultural comparative study and ethnography of world shamanism. Dry as a bone. Dense and scholarly. I do not recommended it as an introduction to shamanism. Eliade also has a some difficulty rising above the moral demands of his pers...”
hamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, Shamanism will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.