Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollinger Series, No. 76)

4.19 avg rating
( 1,789 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780691017792: Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Bollinger Series, No. 76)


First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving from the Shamanic traditions of Siberia and Central Asia--where Shamanism was first observed--to North and South America, Indonesia, Tibet, China, and beyond. In this authoritative survey, Eliade illuminates the magico-religious life of societies that give primacy of place to the figure of the Shaman--at once magician and medicine man, healer and miracle-doer, priest, mystic, and poet. Synthesizing the approaches of psychology, sociology, and ethnology, Shamanism will remain for years to come the reference book of choice for those intrigued by this practice.


"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born in Bucharest in 1907, Mircea Eliade was for many years Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. He is author of, among other books, "Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism, Myth of the Eternal Return", and "Yoga: Immortality and Freedom" (all Princeton). Wendy Doniger is Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. Her books include "The Bedtrick: Tales of Sex and Masquerade, The Implied Spider", and "Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India". Her translations of such texts as "The Rig Veda, The Law of Manu", and the "Kamasutra" have garnered wide praise.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask (Translator)
Published by Princeton University Press (1972)
ISBN 10: 0691017794 ISBN 13: 9780691017792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0691017794

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Eliade, Mircea
Published by Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Bollingen Foundation (1972)
ISBN 10: 0691017794 ISBN 13: 9780691017792
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Mima Mia Books
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Bollingen Foundation, 1972. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # L98

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mircea Eliade
Published by Princeton University Press (1972)
ISBN 10: 0691017794 ISBN 13: 9780691017792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110691017794

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mircea Eliade
ISBN 10: 0691017794 ISBN 13: 9780691017792
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97806910177921.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Eliade, Mircea
Published by Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691017794 ISBN 13: 9780691017792
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0691017794 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1239421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds