Shamanism: A Cross-cultural Study of Beliefs and Practices

Shamanism: A Cross-cultural Study of Beliefs and Practices

By: Gary Edson (author)Hardback

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The ancient practice of shamanism touches many cultures and spiritual philosophies. This book offers an in-depth look at the beliefs and practices centered on the shaman, a person believed to have powers to heal and communicate with the spirit world. It explores shamanism and its associated myths, artifacts, and legends as a communally endorsed acknowledgment of the supernatural or spirit world that evolved in the Neolithic Period and continues to appeal to modern seekers. The work is heavily illustrated, featuring more than 90 of the author's drawings of masks, fetishes, carvings and ongon, and 40 rare photographs of shamans, medicine men and women and healers.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786434091
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9780786434091
  • ISBN10: 0786434090

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