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Portals of Power: Shamanism in South America

editor E. Jean Matteson Langdon

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ISBN 10: 0826313450 / ISBN 13: 9780826313454
Published by Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM
Condition: Good Hardcover
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An ex-library copy with all the usual markings. Ten pages in the introduction have highlighting, none thereafter. The first 25 pages or so have water staining but it doesn't bother the text. The corners are bumped but the binding is tight. No dust Jacket. Overall condition is Good. 350 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 26424

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Title: Portals of Power: Shamanism in South America

Publisher: Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Approaches shamanism from the symbolic perspective. Contributed chapters examine shamanism in 12 South American societies. Considering visionary experiences, native conceptions of power, and ritual efficacy, shamanism is described as an expression of culture instead of an archaic religion. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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