Encyclopedia of World Mythology
The myriad rituals used by medicine men, shamans and elders to call upon the spirits, the customary beliefs in the powers of the gods, and the social and cultural influences behind these beliefs are all explained within this volume.
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FORCES OF NATURE THE CHAOTIC FORCES of nature, both feared and
honoured by the original shamanic tradition of Tibet, became systematically
categorised and ordered under the influence of Buddhism and made to fit
Two forces contended during the age of creation: forces of chaos and order. In
some myths, these forces were extensions of the creator god - his son and
daughter, for example, embodying his destructive and creative sides, or a divine
Shinto Ancient Japanese religion combining oneness with the mysterious forces
of nature and devotion to royal descendants of the sun goddess. Shrine
Religious places of worship marked by statues, rocks, buildings, crosses or gifts
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review