Shamanism and Northern Ecology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110141863
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: Religion and Society Series, #36
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 1,418,915
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A new look at the world pillar in Arctic and sub-Arctic religions 31
C. G. Jung's appropriation of aspects of shamanism 51
Game and games, fortune and dualism in Siberian shamanism 61
Body and soul in ancient Greenlandic religion 67
Freyja and Frigg - two aspects of the Great Goddess 81
The perception of the Saamis and their religion in Old Norse sources 97
Some aspects of the Christianization of Central Sweden 117
The wizards of Lapland and Saami shamanism 125
Rationality and mythological foundations of calendar symbols of the ancient Komi 135
Materials on Komi-Zyryan mythology: Notions of the soul 143
Khanty shamanism today: Reindeer sacrifice and its mythological background 153
Similarities and differences in Eastern Khanty shamanism 183
Ugric mithraism 199
Khanty and Mansi: the contemporary linguistic situation 207
Some remarks on the myths of the Flower Contest 221
The concept of gods in Korean shamanism 235
Recent East Mongolian shamanistic traditions 249
Shamanistic elements in early Confucianism 259
Mythology as an areal problem in the Altai-Sayan area: the sacred holes and caves 267
Archaic rites in Nanaian shamanic ceremonies 279
Ainu worldview and bear hunting strategies 293
Some shamanistic features of Ainu religion 305
Salmon in myth and ritual in the Northern Pacific area 313
A dialogue between a shaman and a missionary in West Greenland in the 18th century: the sociology of a text 333
A Christian Dene Tha shaman? Aboriginal experiences among a missionized aboriginal people 349
The effect of the confessional factor on ethnicity 365
Christianization = Russification? On preserving the religious and ethnic identity of the Ob-Ugrians 373
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