Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination

Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination

by Ronald Hutton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852853242
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
Publication date: 02/05/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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

Introduction
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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