Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen Series), Mircea Eliade, Will
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First published in 1951,Shamanismsoon 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 migr –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 Shamanism 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,Shamanismwill remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.

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Publisher Princeton Tec University Press
ISBN-10 0691119422
ISBN-13 9780691119427
eBay Product ID (ePID) 6032780

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Format Paperback
Publication Year 2004

Weight 25 Oz
Width 5.7in.
Height 1.4in.
Length 8.4in.

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Dewey Edition 22
Table of Content Forward to the 2004 Edition xi Foreward xvii Note on Othography xxix CHAPTER 1: General Considerations. Recruiting Methods. Shamanism and Mystical Vocation 3 CHAPTER 2: Initiatory Sickness and Dreams 33 CHAPTER 3: Obtaining Shamanic Powers 67 CHAPTER 4: Shamanic Initiation 110 CHAPTER 5: Symbolism of the Shaman’s Costume and Drum 145 CHAPTER 6: Shamanism in Central and North Asia: I. Celestial Ascents. Descents to the Underworld 181 CHAPTER 7: Shamanism in Central and North Asia: II. Magial Cures. The Shaman as Psychopomp 215 CHAPTER 8: Shamanism and Cosmology 259 CHAPTER 9: Shamanism in North and South America 288 CHAPTER 10: Southeast Asian and Oceanian Shamanism 337 CHAPTER 11: Shamanic Ideologies and Techniques among the Indo-Europeans 375 CHAPTER 12: Shamanic Symbolisms and Techniques in Tibet, China, and the Far East 428 CGAPTER 13: Parallel Myths, Symbols, and Rites 466 CHAPTER 14: Conclusion 495 Epilogue 508 List of Works Cited 513 Index 571
Foreword by Wendy Doniger
Series Volume Number Vol. 76
Dewey Decimal 201/.44
Original Language French
Series Bollingen Series (General)
Copyright Date 1964
Author Mircea Eliade
Number of Pages 648 Pages
Translated by Willard R. Trask
Edition Description Revised
Lc Classification Number Bl2370.S5e413 2004
Publication Date 2004-02-08
Reviews “Eliade Is the Most Informative Guide to the Modern Mythologies.”– Frank Kermode, New Statesman, Eliade writes of the shamans with that masterly combination of sympathy and detachment. . . . . [His] findings will almost certainly be echoed by great voices of the future., Eliade Is the Most Informative Guide to the Modern Mythologies., [A] close and detailed yet comparative study of shamanism. . . . [It] has become the standard work on the subject and justifies its claim to be the first book to study the phenomenon over a wide field and in a properly religious context. — Times Literary Supplement, “Clearly the Best Work ON Shamanism Published So Far.” — the Review of Religion, Clearly the Best Work ON Shamanism Published So Far.
Language EN
Lccn 2003-064777

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