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Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy


Translation of: Chamanisme et les techniques archa'iques de l'extase.

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Dated and prejudices but a uselful introduction

by Mycophiliac on Jun 5, 2011

Mircea, as pointed out by others never hunted with the Koryak or danced through the night with the San. But he read voraciously and reviewed in masterly fashion. The chief defect of this particular work is Mircea's fixed view that drugs are bad so must be a late degradation of the original pure ritual ... More


A classic in modern anthropology?

by Cayeyano on Oct 8, 2008

Eliade, Mircea. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. In this classic of modern anthropology and comparative religion, Mircea Eliade explores in depth the concept of shamanism from an ethnological perspective. With ample case evidence from diverse shamanic cultures, the author determines its ... More

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