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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


The Lost Connection with The Feminine

Anna Fedele

in Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199898404
eISBN:
9780199980130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898404.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the first gathering of each pilgrimage group and explores the way in which the trip forms part of the pilgrims’ quest for the feminine. The most important meta-empirical beings ... More


Reclaiming the Past and Redefining the Present

Brett Hendrickson

in Border Medicine: A TransCultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479834785
eISBN:
9781479843015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479834785.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ways that contemporary curanderos as well as neo-shamans have endeavored to continue to “import” knowledge from Mesoamerica and South America. It shows that contemporary ... More


Yage-Related Neo-Shamanism in Colombian Urban Contexts1

Alhena Caicedo Fernández

in Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341191
eISBN:
9780199379408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341191.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Traditionally used by various ethnic groups and peasants in the region of Putumayo-Caqueta, Colombia, yage remained confined for decades to rural and urban folk sectors. However, since the early ... More


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