The Catalpa Bow: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan / Edition 1

The Catalpa Bow: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan / Edition 1

by Carmen Blacker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1873410859

ISBN-13: 9781873410851

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend.  See more details below

Overview

This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781873410851
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Series:
Japan Library
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition7
Preface to the First Edition and Acknowledgements9
1The Bridge19
2The Sacred Beings34
3Witch Animals51
4The Other World69
5Ascesis85
6The Ancient Sibyl104
7The Living Goddess127
8The Blind Medium140
9The Ascetic's Initiation164
10The Visionary Journey186
11The Symbolic Journey208
12The Ascetic's Power235
13Village Oracles252
14Mountain Oracles279
15Exorcism298
16Conclusion315
AppClimbing the Ladder of Swords317
Abbreviations321
Notes321
Select Bibliography354
Additional Bibliography (Third Edition)366
Glossary368
Index375

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