Jakobsen, Merete Demant
- Jakobsen’s volume Shamanism: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing (1999) reviews previous work on the Greenlandic angakkoq and contrasts this with neo-shamanic practices. While noting the positive benefits of neo-shamanisms for its practitioners, she points out that these practices are far removed from the challenging and potentially dangerous role of the angakkoq, who walk between the worlds of human and other-than-human persons and mediate engagements between them.
Historical dictionary of shamanism. Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis. 2007.
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Angakkoq — “Visionary and dreamer”; the Greenlandic shaman (pl. angakkut; also ilisiitsoq sing., ilisiitsut pl.). Missionary Hans Egede in 1721 offered the first detailed account of shamanism on the west coast of Greenland, describing how the shaman is… … Historical dictionary of shamanism
Greenland — The world’s largest island, situated in the Arctic, Greenland has indigenous Inuit and immigrant Danish inhabitants. The Inuit angakkoq (shaman), discussed by such scholars as Knud Rasmussen and Merete Demant Jakobsen, mediates between human… … Historical dictionary of shamanism
Inuit — Indigenous communities of the Arctic coasts of Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland (formerly known as Eskimos), well known for their hunter fisher lifestyle and documented initially by such ethnographers as Martin Frobisher, G. F. Lyon,… … Historical dictionary of shamanism
Rasmussen, Knud — (1879–1933) Early 20th century ethnographer of the Greenlandic angakkut who was born in Greenland, the son of a Danish missionary and a local Inuit woman. In 1910 Rasmussen and his colleagues established the “Arctic Station of Thule,” from… … Historical dictionary of shamanism