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What shamans do is sometimes said to involve possession by spirits. However, shamanism has also been defined in opposition to spirit possession. This chapter proposes that approaching shamans and their activities, ideas and communities via the perspective provided by recent re-examination and re-definition of "animism" may improve and and enrich scholarly understanding and analysis of the activities and unvolvements of shamans.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > Religious Studies
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jul 2010 09:55|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 18:31|
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