An Encyclopedia of Shamanism (2 Volume Set)

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9780823940455: An Encyclopedia of Shamanism (2 Volume Set)

Shamanism is the practice of maximizing the human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem solving. A term that comes from the Siberian tribal word for its practitioners, "shaman," shamans are a type of medicine man or woman especially distinguished by the use of journeys to hidden worlds through myth, dream, and near-death experiences. This inclusive two-volume encyclopedia combines the philosophy, concepts, and practical elements that make up Shamanism.

- Over 750 in-depth entries, organized A-Z, containing essential information about Shamanic methods and practices across cultures. - Eight introductory essays clearly discuss the basic concepts of Shamanism. - Annotated resource lists cite organizations with contact information, including Web sites and e-mail addresses. - Each entry includes sources for further reading.

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2-volume hardcover edition $433.50 2-volume paperback edition $150.00 pb isbn 9781404211414

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Shaman, author, and teacher Christina Pratt is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. As an experienced healer and teacher, Pratt weaves her shamanic experience, her training, and her studies with shamans in Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into healing rituals for contemporary people in contemporary communities. She is on the faculties of the Omega Institute, the Rowe Center, and the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.

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