With their ability to enter trances, to change into the bodies of other creatures and to fly through the northern skies, shamans are the subject of both popular and scholarly fascination. In Shamans Ronald Hutton looks at what is really known about both the Shamans of Siberia and about others spread throughout the world. He traces the growth of knowledge of shamans in Imperial and Stalinist Russia, describes local variations and different types of shamanism and explores more recent western influences on its history and modern practice. This is a challenging book by one of the world's leading authorities on Paganism.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. As well as several major works on the British Civil War and seventeenth century history he is also the author of the Stations of the Sun, The Triumph of the Moon (Oxford University Press), Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination and Witches, Druids and King Arthur (both Hambledon).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Hambledon Continuum, 2001. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5670972
Book Description Hambledon & London, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-101-74-0174810
Book Description Hambledon & London, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near Fine- lightly shelfworn hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket, protected in a Brodart. Scarce title!. Bookseller Inventory # 001800
Book Description Hambledon & London. Book Condition: Fine. 1852853247 Like New Inside & Out. Small inscription on inside cover with green and yellow highlighting throughout book. You will be pleased. Excellent book! ( z1s74B ) There is some minimal shelf wear on cover on dust cover. ** Fast Shipping! **. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1007209