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Shamans Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination

by Ronald Hutton

Shamans Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination Synopsis

With their ability to enter trances, to change into the bodies of other creatures, and to fly through the northern skies, shamans are the subject of both popular and scholarly fascination. In Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western ImaginationRonald Hutton looks at what is really known about both the shamans of Siberia and about others spread throughout the world. He traces the growth of knowledge of shamans in Imperial and Stalinist Russia, descibes local variations and different types of shamanism, and explores more recent western influences on its history and modern practice. This is a challenging book by one of the world's leading authorities on Paganism.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847250278
Publication date: 14th December 2006
Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Hambledon Continuum an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: European history,

About Ronald Hutton

Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. As well as several major works on the British Civil War and seventeenth century history he is also the author of the Stations of the Sun, The Triumph of the Moon (Oxford University Press), Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination and Witches, Druids and King Arthur (both Hambledon).

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