In Shamans Ronald Hutton looks at what is really known about both the shamans of Siberia and about others spread throughout the world. He traces the growth of knowledge of shamans in Imperial and Stalinist Russia, describes local variations and different types of shamanism and explores more recent western influences on its history and modern practice. This is a brilliant book by the world's leading authority on Paganism.
Author Biography: Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at Bristol University and author of The Rise and Fall of Merrie England, Stations of the Sun and The Triumph of the Moon.
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About the Author
Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. As well as several major works on the British Civil War and seventeenth century history he is also the author of the Stations of the Sun, The Triumph of the Moon (Oxford University Press), Shamans and Witches, Druids and King Arthur (Hambledon/Continuum).
Table of Contents
Part One: Why We Think We Know about Shamans
1. The Creation of Siberia
2. The Creation of Siberians
3. The Transformation of Siberians
4. The Records of Shamanism
Part Two: What We Think We Know about Shamans
5. What Shamans Did
6. Shamanic Cosmologies
7. Shamanic Apprenticeship and Equipment
8. Shamanic Performance
9 Knots and Loose Ends
Part Three: Siberia in the Shamanic World
10. The Discovery of a Shamanic World
11. The Discovery of a Shamanic Past
12. The Discovery of a Shamanic Future