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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GUARDIAN SPIRITS OF THE HOME 72 . Early illustration depicting the clothing
worn HELPING SPIRITS by the peoples of the Arctic . THE SHAMAN depends on
spirit helpers to assist in journeying to the spirit world . Often , the helping spirit is
INTRODUCTION have had a sophisticated method of water ORIGINS OF THE
MYTHS A The detail on this casket depicts two spirits in a control and may have
had a naga ( Sanskrit : DIFFERENT MYTHS explain the origin ritual dance .
serpent ) ...
In New Guinea the bird of paradise is thought to have received its feathers from
the spirits of heaven , or indeed to have ... R spirit may be a true nature spirit , or it
may WOOD CARVINGS be the spirit of someone who died in that ORIGIN ...
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