Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen Series, No. 76)

By: Eliade, Mircea

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First published in 1951, "Shamanism" soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian emigre--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, "Shamanism" will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.

Product Name: Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollingen Series, No. 76)

Author Name: Eliade, Mircea

Categories: Psychology, Shamanism,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1972

ISBN Number: 0691017794

ISBN Number 13: 9780691017792

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Trade Paper

Seller ID: 045827

Description: Tight copy, 610pp.,