Shamans Through Time

Shamans Through Time

500 Years On The Path To Knowledge

Book - 2001
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This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits. These writings by priests, explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and anthropologists express the wonder of strangers in new worlds. Who were these extraordinary people, men who imitated the sounds of animals in the night, or drank tobacco juice through funnels, or wore collars filled with stinging ants?Shamans Through Time is a rare chronicle of changing attitudes toward that which is strange and unfamiliar. With essays by such acclaimed thinkers as Claude LÉvi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Franz Boas, it provides an awesome glimpse into the incredible shamanic practices of cultures around the world.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, c2001
ISBN: 9781585420919
Branch Call Number: 291.144
Characteristics: 321 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Huxley, Francis
Narby, Jeremy


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