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Historical Dictionary of Shamanism (Historical Dictionaries by Graham Harvey,Robert J. Wallis

By Graham Harvey,Robert J. Wallis

A amazing array of individuals were referred to as shamans, whereas the phenomena pointed out as shamanism keeps to proliferate. This moment variation of the Historical Dictionary of Shamanism comprises with examples from antiquity as much as at the present time, and from Siberia (where the time period “shaman” originated) to Amazonia, South Africa, Chicago and plenty of different locations. Many claims approximately shamans and shamanism are contentious and all are valuable of debate. within the so much common understandings, phrases appear to refer really to those that adjust states of attention or input trances which will search wisdom and support from strong other-than-human people, probably “spirits”. yet this says just a little in regards to the artists, group leaders, non secular healers or hucksters, tourists in substitute realities and so forth to which the label “shaman” has been utilized.

This moment version features a chronology, an creation, and huge bibliography. The dictionary comprises over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on contributors, teams, practices and cultures which have been known as “shamanic”. This ebook is a wonderful entry element for college kids, researchers, and a person eager to recognize extra approximately Shamanism.

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