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
Gives the reader access to a wealth of information on an essential part of Native North American spiritual life.
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
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.
This well-researched guide, which is part of the Facts on File Library of American
History series, includes more than 1,200 entries, alphabetically arranged ...
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.
Hultkranz , Å . ( 1980 ) The Religions of the American Indians , trans . M .
Setterwell , Berkeley : University of California Press . Hultkrantz , Å . ( 1992 ) Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama : Health and Medicine in Native North American ...
Author: Andrei A. Znamenski
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general public. The most intriguing aspect of this religion is the ability of shamans to enter into contact with spirits on behalf of their communities. The first eighteenth-century explorers of Siberia dubbed shamanism a blatant fraud. Later, academic observers stamped it as 'neurotic delusion'. In the 1960s shamans were recast as 'wounded healers', who sacrifice their lives for the spiritual well being of their communities. Many current writers and scholars treat shamanism as ancient wisdom that has much to teach us about true spirituality. 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 by anthropologists, psychologists, religious scholars and historians, illustrating the variety of views on this subject.
called this group the Five Nations, and the French called it the League of the
Iroquois. The Seneca are one of this ... There is a wealth of information available
on the subject of shamanism in Native North America. Shamans, or medicine
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Lists all significant bibliographies for researchers, librarians, and students seeking information on tribes or topics in Native American studies.
shamanistic , now , is to endow it with the magic of several thousand years of
antiquity . In this age of rapid change it is perhaps reassuring to think that some of
our traditions and behaviour are so securely rooted and have managed to
In effect, the shaman has a mystical world view in the tradition of the Perennial
Philosophy, characterized by a numinous ... practices—a tradition that
corresponds in many ways with the Vision Quest in native North American shamanic tribes, ...
Author: Shirley Nicholson
Publisher: Quest Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A powerful collection of essays from authors such as Mircea Eliade, Joan Halifax, Stanley Krippner, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Serge King, and Michael Harner on the mystifying phenomenon of shamanism around the world---what it is, how it works and why.
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 ...
"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
Author: Michael A. SheyahshePublish On: 2013-08-16
But because of its very title, which alludes to those cultures that invoke shamans,
such as some Native American and other Indigenous cultures, and because the
characters' resemble early North Americans, a study of Muktuk seems fitting here
Author: Michael A. Sheyahshe
Category: Literary Criticism
This work takes an in-depth look at the world of comic books through the eyes of a Native American reader and offers frank commentary on the medium’s cultural representation of the Native American people. It addresses a range of portrayals, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to formulaic secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, examining how and why Native Americans have been consistently marginalized and misrepresented in comics. Chapters cover early representations of Native Americans in popular culture and newspaper comic strips, the Fenimore Cooper legacy, the “white” Indian, the shaman, revisionist portrayals, and Native American comics from small publishers, among other topics.
Shamans and the Supernatural 4MEDICINE MAN There were over 300 different
tribes of Native Americans and they all had different ways of ... Bull-roarers were
flat pieces of 6SQUAWROOT North American medicine men used the roots of the
Author: Brian Ward
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes the history of medicine, from earliest medicine practices and supernatural traditions to the development of modern medicine, including the advancement of surgery, the creation of vaccines, and the advent of psychiatry.
... sweats 339 ; World Renewal 322 , 328 , 332 ; SEE ALSO Religion , Native American ; Shamanism ; names of specific ceremonies Riverine Yumans , SEE
Yumans Rock Art 14 Rocky Mountain Fur Company 369 Russian American
Contains musical and cultural information for general classroom use, teacher
training, and/or classeson American Indian music.The section on Navajo ...
Hultkrantz, Åke 1967 Spirit Lodge, a North American Shamanistic Séance. Pp. 32
–68 in ...
Author: Richard Keeling
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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.
North American Shamanism In the general literature on native North Americans ,
every sort of priest , healer , ritual specialist , and sorcerer is somewhere called a shaman . Here the term is synonymous with some unarticulated notion of ...
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.
The nineteenth century saw the first anthropological descriptions of American
medicine men and shamans ( although they were rarely called shamans ) . Even
in early works , such as Schoolcraft's historical and statistical survey of North ...
Shamanism. FRANZ BOAS (1910) Franz Boas did fietdwork among native North Americans over decades, from Baffin ... Perhaps the most characteristic of North American Indian methods of gaining control over supernatural powers is that of ...
Author: Jeremy Narby
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A survey of five centuries of writings on the world's great shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who have fascinated observers for centuries. This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits. As written by priests, explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and anthropologists, the pieces express the wonder of strangers in new worlds. Who were these extraordinary magic-makers who imitated the sounds of animals in the night, or drank tobacco juice through funnels, or wore collars filled with stinging ants? Shamans Through Time is a rare chronicle of changing attitudes toward that which is strange and unfamiliar. With essays by such acclaimed thinkers as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Frank Boas, it provides an awesome glimpse into the incredible shamanic practices of cultures around the world.
3.6 Shaman SOURCE There were times when Indians fell ill . Then they looked
to the The interior of the house was shaman to help them . Indians believed the shaman could heal Blit up by the firelight . The both their bodies and spirits .
Author: Fiona Reynoldson
Category: Indians of North America
Describes the culture and religion of many of the tribes of North American Indians and gives details of white settlement and the resulting battles and massacres. Suggested level: secondary.
The three principles of the Great Peace were Skenno ( health of body and sanity
of mind ) , Gaiiwiyo ( righteousness in conduct ... Lyon , William S . Encyclopedia
of Native American Shamanism : Sacred Ceremonies of North America . 1998 .
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.