Download or read book An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2 PDF or another Format written by Christina Pratt and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2007-08-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Shamanism PDF or another Format written by Mariko Namba Walter and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2004 with total page 1055 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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
Author : Christa Mackinnon
Publisher : Singing Dragon
Release Date : 2012-06-15
ISBN 10 : 0857010689
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (1 users)
Download or read book Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice PDF or another Format written by Christa Mackinnon and published by Singing Dragon. This book was released on 2012-06-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Increasing numbers of professionals in the fields of psychology and therapy are seeking to incorporate elements of spirituality into their therapeutic oeuvre, addressing not only mental and emotional issues, but also the soul. This book discloses how indigenous traditions can be adapted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights, psycho-spiritual approaches and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world-views of indigenous and contemporary shamanism are explained and tied in with current developments in psychology and science. After clarifying altered states of perception, concepts of integrative wholeness of mind, body, soul and spirit and transformative shamanic 'healing' approaches, the book goes on to outline concrete contemporary tools and techniques that can be applied directly to work with clients. It presents research, examples and case studies throughout. This will be enlightening and compelling reading for psychologists, therapists, counsellors and coaches looking for profound insights and innovative methods of practice that cater for the whole human psyche, reaching beyond contemporary Western mind and body approaches.
Download or read book Gorkhas and Gorkhaland PDF or another Format written by Barun Roy and published by Barun Roy . This book was released on 2012-12-25 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive socio-political study of the Gorkha people and their demand for the separate state of Gorkhaland
Download or read book Demystifying Shamans and Their World PDF or another Format written by Adam J. Rock and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2011-10-14 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shamanism can be described as a group of techniques by which its practitioners enter the “spirit world,” purportedly obtaining information that is used to help and to heal members of their social group. Despite a resurgence of interest in shamanism and shamanic states of consciousness, these phenomena are neither well-defined nor sufficiently understood. This multi-disciplinary study draws on the fields of psychology, philosophy and anthropology with the aim of demystifying shamanism. The authors analyse conflicting perspectives regarding shamanism, the epistemology of shamanic states of consciousness, and the nature of the mental imagery encountered during these states.
Author : Agustinus Sutiono
Publisher : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Release Date : 2020-10-26
ISBN 10 : 9786024814670
Pages : 376 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (24 users)
Download or read book Wong Pinter: The Roles and Significance of Javanese Shaman PDF or another Format written by Agustinus Sutiono and published by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the phenomenon of socio-religio-magico reality in Java called wong pinter, this study is a pioneering academic work based on a first hand data. By interviewing 108 practitioners within the framework of anthropological and ethnographical approaches and putting the discussions in the context of shamanism study, this work is also a unique inquiry on Javanese culture conducted by a native. Wong Pinter delineates significant connectivity between Javanese shamanism and Asian or Southeast Asian shamanism. It also describes various aspect of shamanism practices in Java and assesses the sustainability and challenges of this phenomenon vis-a-vis the suppression of religious and political establishment. Above all, this book is an outstanding report valuable to those who are interested to delve into the core of Javanese culture and to the deliberation of social science in general.
Author : Linda S. Cordell
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2008-12-30
ISBN 10 : 9780313021893
Pages : 1488 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (313 users)
Download or read book Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes] PDF or another Format written by Linda S. Cordell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.
Download or read book Focus On: 100 Most Popular Spanish-language Films PDF or another Format written by Wikipedia contributors and published by e-artnow sro. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Drum PDF or another Format written by Matt Dean and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the evolution of the drum across different cultures and over thousands of years, discussing how war, politics, and religion influenced its development, and addresses women drummers, education, and recording practices.
Author : Theresa Bane
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date : 2016-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9781476623399
Pages : 180 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (476 users)
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology PDF or another Format written by Theresa Bane and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens or poltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.
Download or read book The Shamaness in Asia PDF or another Format written by Davide Torri and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-09 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book concentrates on female shamanisms in Asia and their relationship with the state and other religions, offering a perspective on gender and shamanism that has often been neglected in previous accounts. An international range of contributors cover a broad geographical scope, ranging from Siberia to South Asia, and Iran to Japan. Several key themes are considered, including the role of bureaucratic established religions in integrating, challenging and fighting shamanic practices, the position of women within shamaniccomplexes, and perceptions of the body,. Beginning with a chapter that places the shamaness at the centre of the discussion, chapters then approach these issues in a variety of ways, from historically informed accounts, to presenting the findings of extensive ethnographic research by the authors themselves. Offering an important counterbalance to male dominated accounts of shamanism, this book will be of great interest to scholars of Indigenous Peoples across Religious Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Gender Studies.
Download or read book The Religious Life of Dress PDF or another Format written by Lynne Hume and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-10-24 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From clothing to the painted and scarified nude body, through overt, public display or esoteric symbols known only to the initiated, dress can convey information about beliefs, faith, identity, power, agency, resistance, and fashion. Taking a 'senses' approach, Hume's engaging account takes into consideration the look, smell, feel, touch and sound of religious apparel, the 'smells and bells' of dress and its accoutrements, as well as the emotions evoked by donning religious garb. The book's global perspective provides wide-ranging, yet detailed, coverage of religious dress, from the history and meaning of the simple 'no-frills' attire of the Anabaptists to the power structure displayed in the elaborate fabrics and colours of the Roman Catholic Church; Hume examines the 2,500 year-old tradition of Buddhist robes, the nudity of India's holy men, and much more. With chapters on Sufism, Vodou, modern Pagans, as well as painted and tattooed indigenous and modern Western bodies, the reader is swept along on a sensual journey of the sight, sound, smell and feel of wearing religion. Unique in its field, this intriguing and informative anthropological approach to the body and dress is an essential read for students of Anthropology, Anthropology of Dress, Sociology, Fashion and Textiles, Culture and Dress, Body and Culture and Cultural Studies.
Author : Ray C. Anderson
Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
Release Date : 2012-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781933782751
Pages : 492 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (933 users)
Download or read book Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10 PDF or another Format written by Ray C. Anderson and published by Berkshire Publishing Group. This book was released on 2012-10-31 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Future of Sustainability, the tenth and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, brings together essays from a group of renowned scholars and well-known environmentalist thinkers. Crucial topics are considered in terms of the future of humanity and its relationship with the natural world, from the outlook for nuclear energy, cities, energy, agriculture, water, food security, mobility, and migration; the role of higher education; and the concept of collective learning. The volume concludes with a resource guide for teaching materials at several levels, a directory of leading undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in sustainability, and a combined index of the 10-volume set.
Download or read book Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience PDF or another Format written by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fasting An Exceptional Human Experience Since prehistory, fasting has been used in various ways as a means of transformation. As a spiritual practice, it is the oldest and most common form of asceticism and is found in virtually every religion and spiritual tradition. In psychology, studies have suggested that fasting can alleviate the symptoms of some psychiatric conditions, including depression and schizophrenia. In medicine, fasting is one of the most promising therapies, with research suggesting that fasting can cause certain drugs, such as chemotherapy, to work better while reducing drug side-effects. Hunger striking, sometimes called political fasting, may be the most powerful application of fasting. Proof of this occurred in 1948 when Gandhi’s hunger strike caused millions of Hindus and Muslims in India to cease their fighting. As a practical guide, Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. provides detailed information on the different types of fasting, where people fast, the physiological process of fasting, and the contraindications and criticisms of fasting. Using existing literature and original research, Dr. Fredricks focuses on the transformative characteristics of fasting in the contexts of psychology, medicine, and spirituality. The relationship between fasting and transpersonal psychology is examined, with a focus on peak experiences, self-realization, and other exceptional human experiences. Dr. Fredricks demonstrates how fasting can be profoundly therapeutic, create global paradigm shifts, and provide personal mystical phenomena.
Download or read book Su-un and His World of Symbols PDF or another Format written by Em Prof Paul Beirne and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Su-un and His World of Symbols explores the image which Choe Che-u (Su-un), the founder of Donghak (Eastern Learning) Korea's first indigenous religion, had of himself as a religious leader and human being. Su-un gave his life so that he could share his symbols, his scriptures and the foundational principals of his religion with all people, regardless of their status, gender, age or education. His egalitarian creed challenged the major religious traditions in Korea, and Korean society as a whole, to reflect on the innate dignity of each individual, and to reform their social, ethical and religious practices to accord with the reality of the Divine presence in the 'sacred refuge' that lies within. Exploring the two symbols which Su-un created and used to disseminate his religion, and the two books of Scripture which he composed, this book breaks new ground by presenting the only major work in English which attempts to ascertain the image Su-un had of himself as the prototype of a new kind of religious leader in Korea, and by extension, East Asia.
Author : Toyin Falola
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2022-03-10
ISBN 10 : 9781350271968
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (35 users)
Download or read book African Spirituality, Politics, and Knowledge Systems PDF or another Format written by Toyin Falola and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-03-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the three leading religious traditions in Africa (African Traditional Religion, Islam, and Christianity), this book shows how belief in the supremacy of sacred words compels actions and influences practices in contemporary Africa. "Sacred words” are taken to mean holy texts as in divination, the Quran and the Bible. Toyin Falola evaluates how religious leaders engage with sacred words, both orals and texts, engendering practices that reveal the expression of religious beliefs, the impact of those beliefs, and the knowledge contained in them. Attention is given to the key ideas in the words chosen by religious leaders, and how they form a continuous knowledge system, impacting the politics of managing society and people.
Download or read book Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide PDF or another Format written by Michael Drake and published by Talking Drum Publications. This book was released on 2014-05-28 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indigenous shamanic peoples have gathered in community drum circles for thousands of years. Although most of us did not grow up in an indigenous shamanic tradition, we can still tap into the healing power of shamanic drumming. Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience, shamanic practitioner Michael Drake has written a step-by-step guide to creating and facilitating shamanic drumming circles.