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Shamanism in the 21st Century
Shamanic wisdom and plant knowledge for a modern world
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Dancing on the Horizon of Reason: The Shaman

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The existence of the shaman illustrates that insanity and sanity or the irrational and the rational are very closely linked.
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From the author: The shaman is an expert in controlling preternatural experiences. He or she can induce states of altered consciousness in order to be able to communicate with transcendental realities, usually in the form of ecstasy or enthusiasm

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Religion or not religion – a discourse analysis of shamanism

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"In the study of indigenous religions, one of the issues a scholar faces is the gap between self-representation and scholarly classification, particularly with regard to the concept of ‘religion’. So how does the scholar of religion approach this issue? Shamanism is an interesting example, one which illustrates this problem, as this term was also coined by scholars, derived from one group in Siberia and applied cross-culturally to others, which then influenced diverse peoples to adopt the term when describing their traditions to outsiders, often in distinction to what is regarded as ‘religion’."  by author Suzanne Owen

 

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