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
Category: Indians of North America
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.
The descriptions of shamanic life referred to above apply to native peoples in
many areas of the world. However the examples given refer, by and large, to Native North Americans, Siberians and Mesoamericans. In the chapters which
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Gives the reader access to a wealth of information on an essential part of Native North American spiritual life.
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
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.
Core Shamanism actively continues in the Germanic countries today (Harner,
personal communication, August 2, 2001). During the middle 1980s some people
claiming to be North American Native shamans or medicine men of various kinds
Author: Mariko Namba Walter
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
"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
"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
Shamanism and Medicine Men Because of the recent interest in shamanic
studies , a few words need to be said about the last decade ' s research on North American shamanism and related subjects . Presentations of North American ...
This updated edition includes information on such topics as national and state
legislation; the Native American Church Bill; religious rights in the military; ...
Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism: Sacred Ceremonies of North America ...
Author: Alice Crosetto
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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.
This work makes available for the first time in a single volume a representative collection of the major spiritual texts from the Native American Indian peoples of the East Coast.
Author: Elisabeth Tooker
Publisher: Paulist Press
This work makes available for the first time in a single volume a representative collection of the major spiritual texts from the Native American Indian peoples of the East Coast. Elisabeth Tooker, professor of anthropology at Temple University and and editor of The Handbook of North American Indians, presents the sacred traditions of the Iroquois, Winnibego, Fox, Menominee, Delaware, Cherokee and others. Included here are cosmological myths, thanksgiving addresses, dreams and visions, speeches of the shamans, teachings of parents, puberty fasts, blessings, healing rites, stories, songs, ceremonials for fires, hunting wars, feasts and the rituals of various spiritual societies.
Traditional North American shamans often claimed the ability to transform
themselves into animal forms while in trances, and they typically worked their
magic while in apparently transformed states. Such power was as much feared
Author: Dean R. Snow
Category: Social Science
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.
The same can be said for shamans, so long as they were perceived to be using
their supernatural powers for the general good of the community. Traditional North American shamans often claimed the ability to transform themselves into ...
Author: Dean R. Snow
Category: Social Science
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.
shamanistic , now , is to endow it with the magic of several thousand years of
antiquity . ... Siberian and some types of North American shamanism share a
number of very specific characteristics which do not exist elsewhere in the world .
The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions . 1992 . New York : Facts on File
. Lyon , William S . Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism : Sacred
Ceremonies of North America . 1998 . Denver : ABCCLIO . Markowitz , Harvey ,
Author: Troy R. Johnson
An A-to-Z resource providing short biographical essays on 100 Native American spiritual figures, from well known figures such as Sitting Bull and Black Elk, to lesser known spiritual leaders such as Wovoka and Quanah Parker; along with suggestions of print and electronic sources for further reading.
Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written.
Author: Warren Jefferson
Publisher: Native Voices Books
Category: Social Science
Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written. Belief in reincarnation exists not only in India but in most small tribal societies throughout the world, including many Indian groups in North America. The reader is offered a rich tapestry of stories from a number of North American tribes about death, dying, and returning to this life. Included are stories from the Inuit of the polar regions; the Northwest Coast people, such as the Kwakiutl, the Gitxsan, the Tlingit, and the Suquamish; the Hopi and the Cochiti of the Southwest; the Winnebago of the Great Lakes region; the Cherokee of the Southeast,; and the Sioux people of the Plains area. Readers will learn about a Winnebago shaman's initiation, the Cherokee's Orpheus myth, the Hopi story of A Journey to the Skeleton House, the Inuit man who lived the lives of all animals, the Ghost Dance, and other extraordinary accounts. The ethnological record indicates reincarnation beliefs are found among the indigenous peoples on all continents of this earth as well as in most of the world's major religions. This book makes a valuable contribution towards having a deeper understanding of North American Indian spiritual beliefs.
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
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.
Shamanism - Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy , London , Routledge & Kegan .
FREUCHEN P. 1961. Book of ... Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama - Health
and Medicine in Native North American Religious Traditions . New York :
Such a view of life and nature was not unique to Siberians and to the newly
settled natives of North America; indeed, ... Within the shamanic cosmology,
which shapes the form and content of Native American art, are the great
principals of ...
"Take a trip to the North section of the Rainbow Medicine Wheel, where the brain, mind, and soul reside and the wolf is the totem, and learn to understand the lessons of trust, limits, expectations, failure, listening, forgiveness, and ...
Author: Wolf Moondance
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Take a trip to the North section of the Rainbow Medicine Wheel, where the brain, mind, and soul reside and the wolf is the totem, and learn to understand the lessons of trust, limits, expectations, failure, listening, forgiveness, and inner peace."--New Times.
... a Native American shaman ( a priest who uses magic to cure illness and
control events ) , on the hit program Northern Exposure . Apart from his
supporting role in Dances with Wolves and his brief appearance in Powwow
Highway , Greene ...
Author: Sharon Malinowski
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : UXL
Category: Indians of North America
Profiles 112 Native North Americans from the United States and Canada, living and deceased, prominent in fields ranging from civil rights to sports, politics and tribal leadership to literature, entertainment to religion, science to military.