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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Southeast Asia INTRODUCTION SOUTHEAST ASIA is a complex region, both
geographically and ethnically, and this ... archipelago, which contains 13,677
islands, lies across one of the earth s most active and dangerous volcanic
Oceania a INTRODUCTION CEANIA IS USUALLY divided into three regions: the
larger islands | above Australia or ... Throughout the region, legends and folk
tales told of celebrated tricksters, shape-changers and spiritual voyagers.
From before 1 000 BCE until the I Spanish conquest in CE 1 532, a diversity of
cultures flourished in this region of contrasting landscapes. Geography
stimulated cultural development. The proximity of three distinct environments -
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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