Jones, Leslie Ellen
   In her volume Druid, Shaman, Priest (1998), Jones discusses the Celtic Druid as a shaman, not only examining ancient evidence but also critically engaging with neoshamanic manifestations of Celtic shamanism. Regarding the former, Jones concurs with other scholars in arguing that the terms Celt and shaman are constructed and problematic, but that shamanistic aspects can reliably be discerned in such literature as the Welsh poet Taliesin and warrior-hero Owein ap Urien. Addressing neo-shamanism, she focuses on the work of John Matthews, commenting especially on the contrast between Matthews’s apparently accessible and “safe” practices vis-à-vis the more challenging, even dangerous path of other, indigenous shamanisms. Jones is quick to dismiss Matthews’s practices as lightweight and New Age, but Celtic shamanism today is by no means singular, and there are practitioners who not only integrate their practices into the challenges of everyday life but also engage with the “dark side” of the shaman, such as PhilipGreywolfShallcrass.

Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ellen Burstyn — Burstyn at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival première of Poliwood, May 1, 2009. Born Edna Rae Gillooly December 7, 1932 (1932 12 07) …   Wikipedia

  • Ellen Burstyn — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ellen. Ellen Burstyn …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cinder Ellen up too Late — Fred Leslie as the servant in Cinder Ellen up too Late Cinder Ellen up too Late is a musical burlesque written by Frederick Hobson Leslie (writing under the pseudonym A. C. Torr) and W. T. Vincent, with music arranged by Meyer Lutz from… …   Wikipedia

  • Sidney Jones — is also the name of the SouthEast Asia programme director of International Crisis Group periods. Jones s most famous musical was The Geisha , but several of his musicals were among the most popular shows of the era, enjoying long runs,… …   Wikipedia

  • Joan Leslie — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Leslie. Joan Leslie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Frederick Hobson Leslie — Frederick George Hobson, known as Fred Leslie (1 April 1855 ndash; 7 December 1892), was an English actor, singer, comedian and dramatist.Beginning his career in operetta, Leslie became best known for starring in, and writing (under the pseudonym …   Wikipedia

  • Joan Leslie — Infobox actor name = Joan Leslie imagesize = 200px caption = from the trailer for the film The Hard Way (1943). birthname = Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel birthdate = birth date and age|1925|1|26 birthplace = Detroit, Michigan spouse = William G …   Wikipedia

  • Bibliography —    As the scope of the dictionary entries and extent of this bibliography make clear, there is a huge range of literature on shamans, from introductory works, general discussions on such topics as definition, and culture specific ethnographic… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Druids —    A type of Pagan, both in antiquity among the Celts and in the present among contemporary Celtic Pagans.    See also Awenyddion; Jones, Leslie Ellen; Matthews, John and Caitlin; Northern Europe; Shallcrass, Philip (“Greywolf”) …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Ottawa City Council — Ottawa City Hall. Map of Ottawa s Wards. 1 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”