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Shamans, Spirituality, and Cultural Revitalization
Explorations in Siberia and Beyond
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
25 May 2011
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£58.00
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9780230110915
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16 Jul 2012
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9781137005564
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Many voices clamour to be heard in debates about whether shamans cure, and whether shamanic spirituality is worth continuing or recovering in the twenty-first century. This book provides new insights into the fascinating resurgence of shamanism through an exploration of the political repression of religion and its transcendence.


Description

Many voices clamour to be heard in debates about whether shamans cure, and whether shamanic spirituality is worth continuing or recovering in the twenty-first century. This book provides new insights into the fascinating resurgence of shamanism through an exploration of the political repression of religion and its transcendence.


Contents

Spirits Under Siege
Doctors or Deceivers?
Sacred Genders
Poetics of Sacred Language Through Time and Space
Flights of the Sacred: Birds, Trees and Open Body-Mindedness
Two Urban Shamans: Unmasking Leadership
Social Medicine? Religious Movements in Siberia
Sustainable Faith? Multiple Generations of Healing and Spirituality
Sacred Trust: Doing Fieldwork in Siberia


Authors

MARJORIE BALZER Research Professor at Georgetown University, USA and editor of Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia.