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Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism: Sacred Ceremonies of North America

Lyon, William S.

Verlag: ABC-CLIO, 1998
ISBN 10: 0874369339 / ISBN 13: 9780874369335
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Verlag: ABC-CLIO

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This work records all of the different manifestrations of Native American shamanism and associated medicine powers that are known in North America. Much of the text consists of direct quotations attesting to shamans' powers, drawn from accounts ranging from records of sixteenth-century Jesuit priests to those of contemporary anthropologists who have participated in shamanic rituals. Nearly 1,000 entries focus on every aspect of shamanism: -- sacred rituals -- fetishes, sacred bundles, and love medicines -- specific powers of shamans -- symbolic motifs -- famous shamans and medicine men -- Native and anthropological terms. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0874369339

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Historically, Native American peoples believed that life was to be lived in a sacred manner. There were ceremonies for nearly every act of life that formed the very basis of Native American religious life and were a means of invoking good fortune. Entries include the names and results of medicine ceremonies, renowned shamans famous for their powers, techniques used by shamans to acquire and control the power of sacred ceremonies, technical terms used by anthropologists, biographies of anthropologists who research these ceremonies, cross-cultural symbolic motifs, plants and sacred paraphernalia associated with ceremonies, and recurring themes that structure these ceremonies.

Scholars, students, and everyone interested in Native American cultures or shamanism will find this work fascinating and informative.

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