Elements of Shamanism

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Historical dictionary of shamanism. . 2007.

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  • 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

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  • Drury, Nevill — (1947– )    Australian author whose introductory and survey work on shamans, Pagans, and esotericism (e.g., The Elements of Shamanism, 1989; Magic and Witchcraft: From Shamanism to the Technopagans, 2003) has opened up “shamanism” to a broad… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

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