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Compares the development of the shaman, or medicine man, among tribal societies. A go-between for man and the spirit world, the shaman explains and resolves issues surrounding misfortunes, bodily ailments, and death. In drawing from tribal societies around the world, the author discusses causes (ill winds, evils spirits) and cures (exorcism, enchanted drinks).
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An unabridged republication of a volume first published in 1923 by the Macmillan Company, New York under the title The Medicine Man: A Sociological Study of the Character and Evolution of Shamanism . Maddox, a philosophy scholar, addresses such topics as the perceived causes of personal afflictions as well as cures and the making of the medicine ma
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Book Description Dover Publications, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0486427072
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