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Frequently Asked Questions about

This FAQ about Shamanism was compiled and written by Dean Edwards deane@netcom.com with numerous contributions by others.

-1. Shamanism: Terms used in this FAQ
Why were the terms used in this FAQ selected and do they have ...
-2. What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is classified by anthropologists as an ...
-3. What is Shamanic Ecstasy and how does it compare with other forms of ecstasy?
From the Greek 'ekstasis', ecstasy literally means to be ...
-3. Shamanic Ecstasy: Trance States (or whatever title you want to give it)
(The following edited extracts from a paper wrtten by ...
-4. How does one become a shaman?
Some have wondered if the experience of shamanic ecstasy or ...
-5. What is the role of personal crisis or trauma or crisis in theselection or development of a shaman?
A common experience of the call to shamanism is a psychic or ...
-6. Does the presence of an active shamanic tradition necessarily mean thatthe society itself should be deemed "shamanic"?
No, not at all. The presence of shamanism in a nation or a community ...
-7. What is meant by shamanic ecstasy and what role does it actually playin shamanism?
The ecstatic technique of shamanism does not involve itself in the ...
-8. What is the origin of the word "shaman"?
Shaman comes from the language of the Tungus of North-Central Asia. ...
-9. What are the usual roles of a shaman?
In contemporary, historical or traditional shamanic practice the ...
-10. Shamanism: Why was this FAQ written?
This FAQ was originally written to support a new ...
-11. What recommended books are available on shamanism?
(Items denoted by * are currently in print.)...
-12. What useful books are available about Siberian, Central Asian, Finno-Uralic and Arctic shamanism?
1. 91-22-00863-22: Ahlback, Tore. Saami Religion: Based on papers ...
-13. Useful books about Celtic Otherworld Tradition?
(Note: There are also a number of other materials available ...
-14. Useful books about nontraditional contemporary shamanism?
The following is a list of some materials available ...
-15. Useful books about shamanism among Native Americans in NorthAmerica?
1. Hultkrantz, Ake. The North American Indian Orpheus tradition; ...
-16. Useful books about shamanism among Native Americans in SouthAmerica?
*1. 95-35703: Ayani, Jessie Estan. Kintui : visions of the ...
-17. Useful books about African shamanism?
*1. 95-37708: Arden, Nicky. The spirits speak: one woman's ...
-18. Useful books about shamanism in South and East Asia?
*1. 96-43233: Bernstein, Jay H., Spirits captured in stone : ...
-19. Useful books about Shamanism and Ethnobotany?
*1. 94-75331: DeKorne, Jim. Psychedelic shamanism: the cultivation,...









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