Demystifying Shamans and their World: A Multidisciplinary Study

Demystifying Shamans and their World: A Multidisciplinary Study

by Adam J. Rock, STanley Krippner
     
 

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Shamanism can be described as a group of techniques by which its practitioners enter the "spirit world", purportedly obtaining information that is used to help and to heal members of their social group. Despite a resurgence of interest in shamanism and shamanic states of consciousness, these phenomena are neither well-defined nor sufficiently understood.

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Shamanism can be described as a group of techniques by which its practitioners enter the "spirit world", purportedly obtaining information that is used to help and to heal members of their social group. Despite a resurgence of interest in shamanism and shamanic states of consciousness, these phenomena are neither well-defined nor sufficiently understood.

This multi-disciplinary study draws on the fields of psychology, philosophy and anthropology with the aim of demystifying shamanism. The authors analyse conflicting perspectives regarding shamanism, the epistemology of shamanic states of consciousness, and the nature of the mental imagery encountered during these states.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of the Society for Psychical Research - Christian Jensen Romer

"[This book] is an ambitious attempt at a truly inter-disciplinary overview of the latest research into the complex and multi-faceted world of Shamanism, and provides a clear and methodical exploration of some of the key issues… It is highly recommended to those with an interest in shamanism."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845402228
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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