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- DescriptionThis book breaks new ground byexamining pristine shamanism in Greenland, among people contacted late by Western missionaries and settlers. On the basis of material only available in Danish, and presented herein English for the first time, the author questions Mircea Eliade's well-known definition of the shaman as the master of ecstasy...
- Author BiographyBorn in Copenhagen, Merete Demant Jakobsen has taught in Denmark, Britain, and Alaska. Having worked on shamanism in ethnography and literature for her Danish degrees, she completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford in anthropology. She is currently researching negative spiritual experiences at the Religious Experience Research Centre, Westminster College, Oxford.
- Author(s)Merete Demant Jakobsen
- PublisherBerghahn Books, Incorporated
- Date of Publication01/03/1999
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationHerndon
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBerghahn Books, Incorporated
- Content Note10 ills
- Weight476 g
- Height230 mm
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