Native North American Shamanism

Native North American Shamanism

Gives the reader access to a wealth of information on an essential part of Native North American spiritual life.

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301689

Category: Social Science

Page: 109

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Gives the reader access to a wealth of information on an essential part of Native North American spiritual life.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism

Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism

Entries identify leaders, shamans, and specific beliefs and practices of various tribes

Author: William S. Lyon (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015003007276

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 468

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Entries identify leaders, shamans, and specific beliefs and practices of various tribes
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Shamanism in North America

Shamanism in North America

Shamanism in North America is profusely illustrated with the most remarkable masks, effigies, and implements used by shamans and includes evocative images of the often harsh wilderness inhabited by the tribes under discussion, as well as ...

Author: Norman Bancroft-Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026129812

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 232

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Native Americans believed that it was their responsibility to maintain harmony in the natural world on which they depended by performing a variety of rituals. Shamans were credited with exceptional powers to act on behalf of the community. They claimed to be capable of separating their spirits from their bodies and interceding with those spirits that controlled the many forces of nature. Having studied the subject at first hand during his many visits to American tribes, Dr. Norman Bancroft Hunt sets out the richly rewarding results of his research in this survey of shamanic traditions and practices in various Native American groups. Shamanism in North America is profusely illustrated with the most remarkable masks, effigies, and implements used by shamans and includes evocative images of the often harsh wilderness inhabited by the tribes under discussion, as well as some revealing historical photographs of shamans.
Categories: Indians of North America

Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama

Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama

"In this pioneering work one of the world's leading experts on Native American traditions offers a detailed survey of Native American practices and beliefs regarding health, medicine, and religion.

Author: Åke Hultkrantz

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000026349815

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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"In this pioneering work one of the world's leading experts on Native American traditions offers a detailed survey of Native American practices and beliefs regarding health, medicine, and religion. In contrast to the sharp Euro-American division between medicine and religion, Native American medical beliefs and practices can only be assessed, says the author, in their relation to their religious ideas." "Spanning the full length and breadth of Native North American cultural areas, from the Northeast to the Southwest, the Southeast to the Northwest, the book offers "thick" descriptions of traditional Native American medical and religious beliefs and practices, demonstrating that for Native Americans medicine and religion are two sides of the same coin: a coherent and holistic system in which supernaturalism acts as a motor in healing."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Religion

Shamanism

Shamanism

During the middle 1980s some people claiming to be North American Native shamans or medicine men of various kinds traveled in Europe professing to teach ...

Author: Mariko Namba Walter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076453

Category: Religion

Page: 1055

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A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations. * Nearly 200 entries on shamanic belief systems, practices, rituals, and related phenomena * 152 contributors including international experts and pioneering researchers in the field * 100 photos, charts, and tables * Multicultural bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, ethnography, and anthropology
Categories: Religion

North American Indian Medicine Powers

North American Indian Medicine Powers

This book is the first-ever publication to provide an in-depth overview of American Indian medicine powers.

Author: WILLIAM S. LYON

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527545563

Category:

Page: 735

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This book is the first-ever publication to provide an in-depth overview of American Indian medicine powers. More importantly, it challenges the current notion that a belief in medicine powers is merely the result of primitive superstition. Utilizing a recent discovery in quantum mechanics, hailed by some physicists as â oethe greatest discovery in the history of science, â it explains how quantum mechanics principles can be used to better explain why shamans do what they do during ceremony. This results in the book taking the point of view that there is now more evidence to assume Indian medicine powers are real than to assume they are not.
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Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

Series: Facts on File Library of American History. ... Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism: Sacred Ceremonies of North America ...

Author: Alice Crosetto

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810891906

Category: Reference

Page: 286

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This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.
Categories: Reference

Archaeology of Native North America

Archaeology of Native North America

Traditional North American shamans often claimed the ability to transform themselves into animal forms while in trances, and they typically worked their ...

Author: Dean R. Snow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350057

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This comprehensive text is intended for the junior-senior level course in North American Archaeology. Written by accomplished scholar Dean Snow, this new text approaches native North America from the perspective of evolutionary ecology. Succinct, streamlined chapters present an extensive groundwork for supplementary material, or serve as a core text.The narrative covers all of Mesoamerica, and explicates the links between the part of North America covered by the United States and Canada and the portions covered by Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the Greater Antilles. Additionally, book is extensively illustrated with the author's own research and findings.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Native North America

The Archaeology of Native North America

Traditional North American shamans often claimed the ability to transform themselves into animal forms while in trances, typically working their magic ...

Author: Dean R. Snow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351588249

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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The Archaeology of Native North America presents the ideas, evidence, and debates regarding the initial peopling of the continent by mobile bands of hunters and gatherers and the cultural evolution of their many lines of descent over the ensuing millennia. The emergence of farming, urban centers, and complex political organization paralleled similar developments in other world areas. With the arrival of Europeans to North America and the inevitable clashes of culture, colonizers and colonists were forever changed, which is also represented in the archaeological heritage of the continent. Unlike others, this book includes Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, thus addressing broad regional interactions and the circulation of people, things, and ideas. This edition incorporates results of new archaeological research since the publication of the first edition a decade earlier. Fifty-four new box features highlight selected archaeological sites, which are publicly accessible gateways into the study of North American archaeology. The features were authored by specialists with direct knowledge of the sites and their broad importance. Glossaries are provided at the end of every chapter to clarify specialized terminology. The book is directed to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking survey courses in American archaeology, as well as other advanced readers. It is extensively illustrated and includes citations to sources with their own robust bibliographies, leading diligent readers deeper into the professional literature. The Archaeology of Native North America is the ideal text for courses in North American archaeology.
Categories: Social Science

An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2

An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2

Lyon , William S. Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism : Sacred Ceremonies of North America . Santa Barbara , CA : ABC - CLIO , 1998 .

Author: Christina Pratt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404210415

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.
Categories: Social Science

Shamanism

Shamanism

Native American Spirituality : A Critical Reader , Lincoln and Nebraska ... Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama : Health and Medicine in Native North American ...

Author: Andrei A. Znamenski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415311926

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1240

View: 829

This anthology tells the story of shamanism in Eurasia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It brings together for the first time fifty-six articles and book excerpts illustrating the variety of views on this subject.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Native North American Art History

Native North American Art History

shamanistic , now , is to endow it with the magic of several thousand years ... Siberian and some types of North American shamanism share a number of very ...

Author: Zena Pearlstone Mathews

Publisher: T H Peek Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015054047363

Category: Art

Page: 502

View: 598

Categories: Art

Bibliography of Native American Bibliographies

Bibliography of Native American Bibliographies

Shamanism 769. Osterreich, Shelley Anne. Native North American Shamanism: An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies and Indexes in American History, no. 38.

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313319413

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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Lists all significant bibliographies for researchers, librarians, and students seeking information on tribes or topics in Native American studies.
Categories: Social Science

Native American Religions

Native American Religions

Part of a series covering the history, practices and beliefs of religions this book provides an account of the natural religions of North America, from Blackfeet and Navajo religion to Shamanism.

Author: Lawrence Eugene Sullivan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: UCSC:32106013188906

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Part of a series covering the history, practices and beliefs of religions this book provides an account of the natural religions of North America, from Blackfeet and Navajo religion to Shamanism. It also gives an insight into religious drama, dance, myth and music.
Categories: Religion

Atlas of the North American Indian

Atlas of the North American Indian

Lyon, William S. Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism: Sacred Ceremonies of North America. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1999.

Author: Carl Waldman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126715

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

View: 768

Presents an illustrated reference that covers the history, culture and tribal distribution of North American Indians.
Categories: Social Science

Christ Is a Native American

Christ Is a Native American

The type of shamanism that developed among the native peoples of North America is so flexible that the terms “shaman,” “medicine man” and “healer” have ...

Author: Achiel Peelman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597525961

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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During his 1984 visit to Canada, Pope John Paul II declared, Christ, in the members of his body, is himself Indian. Who is this native Christ? What is his place in the spiritual universe of native people? Achiel Peelman examines these questions in this timely and groundbreaking book, which is the result of research he has carried out since 1982 in native communities across Canada. While Peelman's book is a work of theology and Christology, it is also a work of profound friendship that will help its readers know more deeply the Amerindian experience.
Categories: Religion

Redefining Shamanisms

Redefining Shamanisms

North America Since the late nineteenth century, shamanic models have been ... to categorize and interpret native North American traditions (Jones 2006, ...

Author: David Gordon Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441158765

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Spiritualism and mediumship are often regarded as the product of lingering superstition in the Victorian era, and as having limited relevance in modern Anglo-American society. Scholarship to date which has considered Spiritualism as a distinct religious tradition has focussed on analysing the phenomenon in terms of spirit possession only. This volume analyses the development of shamanism (communication with the spiritual world) as a concept within North American English-speaking scholarship, with particular focus on Mircea Eliade's influential cross-cultural presentation of shamanism. By re-examining the work of Sergei Shirokogoroff, one of Eliade's principal sources, the traditional Evenki shamanic apprenticeship is compared and identified with the new Spiritualist apprenticeship. The author demonstrates that Spiritualism is best understood as a traditional shamanism, as distinct from contemporary appropriations or neo-shamanisms. He argues that shamanism is the outcome of an apprenticeship in the management of psychic experiences, and which follows the same pattern as that of the apprentice medium. In doing so, the author offers fresh insights into the mechanisms that are key to sustaining mediumship as a social institution.
Categories: Religion

The Beauty of the Primitive

The Beauty of the Primitive

A detailed list of American anthropological writings on North American Indian shamanism can be found in Shelley Anne Osterreich, Native North American ...

Author: Andrei A. Znamenski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198038496

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. There is an enormous literature on shamanism, but no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture became so fascinated with the topic. Behind fictional and non-fictional works on shamanism, Andrei A. Znamenski uncovers an exciting story that mirrors changing Western attitudes toward the primitive. The Beauty of the Primitive explores how shamanism, an obscure word introduced by the eighteenth-century German explorers of Siberia, entered Western humanities and social sciences, and has now become a powerful idiom used by nature and pagan communities to situate their spiritual quests and anti-modernity sentiments. The major characters of The Beauty of the Primitive are past and present Western scholars, writers, explorers, and spiritual seekers with a variety of views on shamanism. Moving from Enlightenment and Romantic writers and Russian exile ethnographers to the anthropology of Franz Boas to Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda, Znamenski details how the shamanism idiom was gradually transplanted from Siberia to the Native American scene and beyond. He also looks into the circumstances that prompted scholars and writers at first to marginalize shamanism as a mental disorder and then to recast it as high spiritual wisdom in the 1960s and the 1970s. Linking the growing interest in shamanism to the rise of anti-modernism in Western culture and intellectual life, Znamenski examines the role that anthropology, psychology, environmentalism, and Native Americana have played in the emergence of neo-shamanism. He discusses the sources that inspire Western neo-shamans and seeks to explain why lately many of these spiritual seekers have increasingly moved away from non-Western tradition to European folklore. A work of intellectual discovery, The Beauty of the Primitive shows how scholars, writers, and spiritual seekers shape their writings and experiences to suit contemporary cultural, ideological, and spiritual needs. With its interdisciplinary approach and engaging style, it promises to be the definitive account of this neglected strand of intellectual history.
Categories: Religion

Religion and American Cultures

Religion and American Cultures

One of the most common forms of an identifiable shamanism in North America ... In a less theoretical sense, Native American religious practitioners have an ...

Author: Associate Professor of American Religious History and Culture Gary Laderman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072387

Category: Reference

Page: 1046

View: 423

Looks at religious diversity in the United States from mainstream faiths to Wicca and Zen, discussing faith, religious practices, traditions, and history of religions.
Categories: Reference

The Foundations of Cognitive Archaeology

The Foundations of Cognitive Archaeology

Like San shamans, shamans throughout native North America also engage in community service, functioning as healers and spiritual guides.

Author: Marc A. Abramiuk

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262304351

Category: Science

Page: 328

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An empirically supported proposal for synthesizing multiple approaches to the study of the mind in the past. In The Foundations of Cognitive Archaeology, Marc Abramiuk proposes a multidisciplinary basis for the study of the mind in the past, arguing that archaeology and the cognitive sciences have much to offer one another. Abramiuk draws on relevant topics from philosophy, biological anthropology, cognitive psychology, cognitive anthropology, and archaeology to establish theoretically founded and empirically substantiated principles of a discipline that integrates different approaches to mind-related archaeological research. Abramiuk discusses the two ways that archaeologists have traditionally viewed the human mind: as a universal or as a relative interface with the environment. He argues that neither view by itself can satisfactorily serve as a basis for gleaning insight into all aspects of the mind in the past and, therefore, the mind is more appropriately studied using multiple approaches. He explains the rationale for using these approaches in mind-related archaeological research, reviewing the literature in both cognitive psychology and cognitive anthropology on human memory, perception, and reasoning. Drawing on archaeological and genetic evidence, Abramiuk investigates the evolution of the mind through the Upper Paleolithic era—when the ancient mind became functionally comparable to the modern human mind. Finally, Abramiuk offers a model for the establishment of a discipline dealing with the study of the mind in the past that integrates all the approaches discussed.
Categories: Science