Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Bollingen Foundation
Release Date: 1964
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, Shamanism will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.
Author: Michael Harner
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Der führende Schamanismus-Experte mit der Krönung seines Lebenswerks Mit seinem bahnbrechenden Buch »Der Weg des Schamanen« brachte Michael Harner den Schamanismus in die moderne westliche Welt. Nun, mehr als 30 Jahre später, krönt er mit Höhle und Kosmos sein Lebenswerk. Auf Grundlage von rund 5000 Erfahrungsberichten von Menschen, die schamanische Reisen unternommen haben, lässt Michael Harner eine faszinierende Landkarte der unsichtbaren Welten der Schamanen entstehen. Eindrucksvoll führt er vor Augen: Diese verborgenen Wirklichkeiten existieren tatsächlich! Und jeder kann sie bereisen, um sich mit der spirituellen Urkraft zu verbinden, Kontakt zum persönlichen Schutzgeist aufzunehmen und Heilung, Wegleitung und tiefe Selbsterfahrung zu erlangen. Mit praktischen Anleitungen, um selbst Schamanenkraft zu entfalten und im eigenen Leben zu nutzen.
Author: Donald F. Sandner
Release Date: 2013-10-18
The contributors to this volume describe the many facets shamanism and depth psychology have in common: animal symbolism; recognition of the reality of the collective unconscious; and healing rituals that put therapist and patient in touch with transpersonal powers. By reintroducing the core of shamanism in contemporary form, these essays shape a powerful means of healing that combines the direct contact with the inner psyche one finds in shamanism with the self-reflection and critical awareness of modern consciousness. The contributors' draw from experiences both inside and outside the consulting room, and with cultures that include the Lakota Sioux, and those of the Peruvian Andes and the Hawaiian Islands. The focus is on those aspects of shamanism most useful and relevant to the modern practice of depth psychology. These explorations bring the young practice of analytical psychology into perspective as part of a much more ancient heritage of shamanistic healing.
Author: Kees W. Bolle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Myth is not a remote subject, restricted to the limited intellect of "pre-logical" man. The question "What is man?" is an ancient one. It is also a recent one, still unanswered in the impasse of our sciences. Wherever and whenever human beings are alive, there are creators of myth among them. Kees Bolle singles out one group as having the most significant "say" in the formation of myths: the mystics, who epitomize the common urge for a simplicity beyond the whirlpool of personal existences. And, surprisingly, the author finds that the study of humor provides a great deal of insight into the study of religious traditions.
Author: Timothy B. Leduc
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Every day brings new headlines about climate change as politicians debate how to respond, scientists offer new data, and skeptics critique the validity of the research. To step outside these scientific and political debates, Timothy Leduc engages with various Inuit understandings of northern climate change. What he learns is that today’s climate changes are not only affecting our environments, but also our cultures. By focusing on the changes currently occurring in the north, he highlights the challenges being posed to Western climate research, Canadian politics and traditional Inuit knowledge. Climate, Culture, Change sheds light on the cultural challenges posed by northern warming and proposes an intercultural response that is demonstrated by the blending of Inuit and Western perspectives.
Author: Michael J. Harner
Release Date: 1982-02-01
"This comprehensive anthology contains writings vital to all the major non-Western religious traditions, arranged thematically. It includes colourful descriptions of deities, creation myths, depictions of death and the afterlife, teachings on the relationship between humanity and the sacred, religious rituals and practices, and prayers and hymns. Mircea Eliade, a recognized pioneer in the systematic study of the history of the world's religions, includes excerpts from the Quran, the Book of the Dead, the Rig Veda, the Bhagavad Gita, the Homeric Hymns, and the Popol Vuh, to name just a few. Oral accounts from Native American, African, Maori, Australian Aborigine, and other people are also included."--pub. desc.
Author: Paul D. Buell
Publisher: Kegan Paul Intl
Release Date: 2000-01-03
This is a complete translation of the medieval Chinese dietary Yin-Shan cheng-yao (1330) with full notes and supporting text, along with a monograph-sized introduction. The Chinese original is the first dietary manual of its kind in Chinese history, and is of particular interest on account of substantial Mongolian, Turkic, and general Islamic influences. The translation makes an important work for the Chinese herbal tradition generally available makes an important work of the chinese herbal tradition generally available, placed in its historical and cultural context, and also makes a significant contribution to the study of traditional East Asian foodways in a broader context. The translation is the first of its kind, and will substantially alter previously held views on Chinese interactions with non-Chinese cultures, including China's conquerors and their Turkic allies.