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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ANIMALS AS NON-HUMAN PERSONS ACROSS THE ARCTIC, animals are
conceptualised as non-human persons and are endowed with ... The person
consists of three souls: the personal soul, the breath or free soul, and the name
T THE SOUL'S JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF SHADOWS UPON DEATH a
person's three souls separate. One stays with the body, remaining in the land of
the living as a spirit or ghost, one journeys to the heavens and eventually finds its
T THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND THE OLD MAN THERE WAS ONCE an old
man who was the oldest person in Lapland. He had lived to be almost 2,000
years old with the help of three rays from the northern lights. These three rays
were the ...
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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