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Shamanism: A Cross-cultural Study of Beliefs and Practices

Shamanism: A Cross-cultural Study of Beliefs and Practices (Paperback)

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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 today. 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.

Mind, Body & SpiritMysticism, magic & ritualShamanism, paganism & druidry Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 14/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786495474  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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"Gary Edson is executive director emeritus of the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and professor emeritus of museum science. He is the author of Masks and Masking: Faces of Tradition and Belief Worldwide (McFarland, 2005), and Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages: The Quest for Transformation (McFarland, 2012). Edson currently lives in Tainan, Taiwan where he studies Chinese calligraphy and transcendental practices.

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