Search Results for: shamanism-and-the-origin-of-states

Shamanism And The Origin Of States

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Sarah Milledge Nelson | Publisher : Left Coast Pr

ISBN 10 : 1598741330
ISBN 13 : 9781598741339

Sarah Milledge Nelsonas bold thesis is that the development of states in East AsiaaChina, Japan, Koreaawas an outgrowth of the leadership in smaller communities guided by shamans. ..


An Encyclopedia Of Shamanism Volume 1

Pub Date : 2007-08-01 | Author : Christina Pratt | Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN 10 : 1404211403
ISBN 13 : 9781404211407

Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the action..



Shamanism

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Michael Winkelman | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9780313381812
ISBN 13 : 031338181X

This book examines shamanism from evolutionary and biological perspectives to identify the origins of shamanic healing in rituals that enhance individual and group function. * Writ..



Descenders To The Chariot

Pub Date : 2001-01-01 | Author : James R. Davila | Publisher : BRILL

ISBN 10 : 9004115412
ISBN 13 : 9789004115415

Drawing on anthropological models and epigraphic and archaeologicale evidence, this book aims to show that the Hekhalot literature preserves the teachings and rituals of real relig..


Shamanism

Pub Date : 2004 | Author : Mariko Namba Walter | Publisher : ABC-CLIO

ISBN 10 : 9781576076453
ISBN 13 : 1576076458

A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations. * Nearly 200 entries on shamanic belief systems, practices, ritua..