Shamanic Worlds

Author: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563249730
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Collection of articles translated from Russian sources, with introduction by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, revealing shamanic tales and rituals from Siberia and Central Asia.

Descenders To The Chariot

Author: James R. Davila
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004115415
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Drawing on anthropological models and epigraphic and archaeologicale evidence, this book aims to show that the Hekhalot literature preserves the teachings and rituals of real religious functionaries who flourished in late antiquity, functionaries quite like those called shamans by antrhopologists.

Rediscovering Russia In Asia Siberia And The Russian Far East

Author: Stephen Kotkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317461304
Size: 35.40 MB
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This work presents a trans-Siberian expedition to rediscover the peoples, cultures and riches of Russia's eastern frontiers. It addresses such questions as: who are the people of the region?; have they a distinct culture?; and does the area have a future as part of the Pacific Rim?

Historical Dictionary Of Shamanism

Author: Graham Harvey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442257989
Size: 24.13 MB
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shamanism contains a chronology, an introduction, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary contains over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on individuals, groups, practices and cultures that have been called “shamanic”. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Shamanism.

Culture Incarnate

Author: Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563245350
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This collection of studies uses the processes of analysis and self-analysis to examine the social, political and spiritual forces at work in the post-Soviet world. The text includes discussions of ethnohistory, political anthropology and ethnic conflict, and symbolic anthropology.

Gender Reversals And Gender Cultures

Author: Sabrina Petra Ramet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134822111
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Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures is a collection of specially commissioned essays taking a cross cultural and cross historical perspective on the subject. The book documents the universality of gender reversals, with chapters ranging from early Christianity up to the present. It examines how gender reversals are bound up with taboo, and how this underlies various religious and ritual activities. Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures also shows how attitudes to gender-reversal can reveal much about a particular culture. Anne Bolin, Elon College, Judith Ochshorn, University of South Florida, Karen Torjesen, Claremont Graduate School, California, Julia Welch, Winfried Schleiner, Unive

An Encyclopedia Of Shamanism Volume 2 Paperback

Author: Christina Pratt
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404211414
Size: 24.75 MB
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Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.

Encyclopedia Of Modern Asia

Author: David Levinson
Publisher: Charles Scribners & Sons
ISBN: 9780684806174
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'The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia' is a monumental new scholarly work, as expansive in scope as the continent of Asia itself. Under the direction of cultural anthropologist David Levinson, 800 contributors from around the world - including 25 Asian countri

Shamans And Religion

Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN:
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Kehoe maintains that critical thinking, long the fundamental method guiding both academic scholarship and pedagogy, helps answer these questions."--BOOK JACKET.