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Detailed Information for Seller's item number: 22674
Shamanism. Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Translated from the French by Willard R. Trask.
Author: Eliade, Mircea, 1907-1986. Trask, Willard R., translator.
Publisher: Pantheon Books [1964]. Bollingen Series LXXVI

xxiii, 610 p., index. Originally published in French as Le Chamanisme et les techniques archa´ques de l'extase by Libraire Payot, Paris, 1951. Revised and enlarged for the present edition. "To the best of our knowledge the present book is the first to cover the entire phenomenon of shamanism and at the same time to situate it in the general history of religions. ...the immense shamanic bibliography has neglected to interpret this extremely complex phenomenon in the framework of the history of religions. ...Far be it from us to think of belittling the admirable studies undertaken from the viewpoints of psychology, sociology, or ethnology; we consider them indispensable to understanding the various aspects of shamanism." Chapters include General Considerations. Recruiting Methods. Shamanism & Mystical Vocation; Initiatory Sicknesses & Dreams; Obtaining Shamanic Powers (The Shaman's Female Tutelary Spirits); Shamanic Initiation (discusses Tungus, Manchu, Yakut, Samoyed & Ostyak, Buryat, Araucanian Shamaness, Ritual Tree Climbing, Celestial Journey of the Carib Shaman, Ascent by the Rainbow, Australian Initiations); Symbolism of the Shaman's Costume & Drum; Shamanism in Central and North Asia I. Celestial Ascents. Descents to the Underworld. II. Magical Cures. The Shaman as Psychopomp; Shamanism & Cosmology; Shamanism in North & South America; Southeast Asian & Oceanian Shamanism; Shamanic Ideologies & Techniques among the Indo-Europeans; Shamanic Symbolisms & Techniques in Tibet, China & the Far East; Parallel Myths, Symbols & Rites. Brown linen, black linen spine; no dj; VG. stock#22674.

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