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Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Rachel Harris

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Sibe are an immigrant group, Qing dynasty bannermen who made a three-year ‘long march’ from Manchuria in the 18th century to serve as a border garrison in the newly conquered Western Regions of ... More


Supernatural Agents: Why We Believe in Souls, Gods, and Buddhas

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380026
eISBN:
9780199869046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380026.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book provides a cognitive scientific perspective to beliefs about supernatural agents. First, human intuitions about agents, agency, and counterintuitive concepts are outlined and explained. ... More


The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Andrei A. Znamenski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. So far no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture ... More


Epilogue

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This epilogue looks at the growing popularity of the shamanism idiom and the correlation with the emergence of neo-shamanism to anti-modern sentiments in Western intellectual culture. Since the ... More


 Enlightenment and Romantic Writers Look at Shamans

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Enlightenment travel writings on Siberia as well as contributions from Romantic writers and scholars, who laid the foundations of shamanism studies. Among them are such ... More


 Neurotics to Tribal Psychoanalysts: Shamans through the Eyes of Psychology

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at shamanism from a psychological perspective. Eighteenth- and 19th-century explorers of Siberia and arctic North America frequently mentioned what appeared to them as extreme ... More


 Power Plants: Psychedelic Culture Meets Tribal Spirituality

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the relationship between shamanism and psychedelic culture, focusing on the experience of investment banker R. Gordon Wasson and his Russian-born wife, Valentina, with ... More


 Shamanism Goes Global: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increased attention given to shamanism in humanities studies and in popular culture since the 1960s is usually associated with two names: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda. Eliade, a ... More


 Anthropology, Castaneda's Healing Fiction, and Neo‐shamanism Print Culture

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Carlos Castaneda's first book, The Teachings of Don Juan, and two subsequent texts were described as anthropological accounts, which gave them credibility. Coming straight from the Sonoran Desert, ... More


 Toward the Ancient Future: Shamanism in the Modern West

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the United States at the turn of the 1970s, the countercultural revolution, which turned many Americans on to hallucinogens and alternative lifestyles, was on the decline. Many spiritual seekers ... More


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