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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This shaman in ritual clothing invites the spirit of the fire to give a blessing. THE
SHAMAN THE SHAMAN is a universal figure across the Arctic, acting as
intermediary in the transactions between humans, the souls of animals and the
master of ...
GUARDIAN SPIRITS OF THE HOME frtfi HELPING SPIRITS THE SHAMAN
depends on spirit helpers to assist in journeying to the spirit world. Often, the
helping spirit is an animal which carries the shaman on its back, flying silently
through the ...
FUNDAMENTALS WHILE VILLAGE shamans have become relegated to a
merely marginal sociological role, Buddhist priests in many cases have assumed
the role of oracular mouthpiece for converted shamanic deities. Dressed in 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