Shamanism by Piers Vitebsky

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The shaman occupies a key role as a healer mediating between the world of the living and the world of spirits and is a p...


Shamanism by Piers Vitebsky

››› Download audio book for free. ‹‹‹ Original Title: Shamanism ISBN: 0806133287 ISBN13: 9780806133287 Autor: Piers Vitebsky Rating: 4.2 of 5 stars (2294) counts Original Format: Paperback, 184 pages Download Format: PDF, FB2, MOBI, MP3. Published: March 15th 2001 / by University of Oklahoma Press / (first published 1995) Language: English Genre(s): Spirituality- 7 users Nonfiction- 7 users Anthropology- 6 users History- 3 users Religion- 3 users Religion >Paganism- 2 users Reference- 2 users

Description: The shaman occupies a key role as a healer mediating between the world of the living and the world of spirits and is a potent figure in alternative medicine. Shamanism, a richly illustrated guide, looks at both historic and present-day manifestations, from the snowscaps of Siberia to the jungles of the Amazon. The book discusses visions, initiation rites, shamanic chants, shamanism and mental health, the shamanic use of plants, and the political and social background to the shaman’s work. Also covered are the links between the shaman’s sense of unity in nature and the recent growth of ecological consciousness in Western societies. * Includes more than 250 color illustrations that present a unique pictorial record of shamanism in practice and as represented in art and artifacts * Includes a detailed region-by-region survey of shamanism with full-color maps * Explores both spiritual and psychological aspects of the subject, as well as the relevance of shamanism to contemporary Western culture

About Author: Piers Vitebsky is an anthropologist and is the Head of Social Science at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England.

Other Editions:

- The Shaman: Voyages of the Soul: Trance, Ecstasy and Healing from Siberia to the Amazon (Paperback)

- The Shaman (Paperback)

- The Shaman (Paperback)

- Los Chamanes. El viaje del alma. Fuerzas y poderes mágicos. Extásis y curación (Perfect Paperback)

- De Sjamaan (Hardcover)

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Jan 11, 2017 Jimmy Rated it: really liked it Shelves: mythology The description of this book on Goodreads is way off the mark, and, apparently, is meant for another book altogether. If anyone can solve this mystery, please let me know. The Piers Vitebsky book I am holding in my hand is about shamans, not about some Lebanese story. An entertaining view of shamans around the world. 10 likes 4 comments

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