The Jaguar Within: Shamanic Trance in Ancient Central and South American Art

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Shamanism-the practice of entering a trance state to experience visions of a reality beyond the ordinary and to gain esoteric knowledge-has been an important part of life for indigenous societies throughout the Americas from prehistoric times until the present. Much has been written about shamanism in both scholarly and popular literature, but few authors have linked it to another significant visual realm-art. In this pioneering study, Rebecca R. Stone considers how deep familiarity with, and profound respect for, the extra ...

The Jaguar Within: Shamanic Trance in Ancient Central and South American Art 2011, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292726260

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