This detailed choice of essays on shamanism in valuable Asia and the Indian Americas presents sound and interesting scholarship that displays the nice range during this attention-grabbing box. First released in 1994, Ancient Traditions has develop into a necessary, often pointed out reference within the ongoing examine of historical religions.

Over the centuries, shamanism has persevered as an abiding subject of curiosity not just due to a human main issue with the prior but in addition as a result of a standard craving to recognize lifestyles lived in nearer symbolic dating to the earth. For readers attracted to indigenous cultures and religions, this selection of essays clarifies a lot of the recent Age hypothesis on universals in shamanism, supplying stable examine on particular ethnic and old expressions.

In Ancient Traditions, renowned students in ethnography, anthropology, and the research of global religions convey to undergo their varied views in this singularly interesting subject. members contain Vladimir N. Basilov, Robert S. Carlsen, James A. Clifton, Jane S. Day, Vladimir Diachenko, Vera P. Diakonova, Peter T. Furst, Larisa R. Pavlinskaya, Martin Prechtel, Gary Seaman, Omer C. Stewart, Lawrence E. Sullivan, Robert J. Theodoratus, and Johannes Wilbert. Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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