Native North American Shamanism

Native North American Shamanism

The descriptions of shamanic life referred to above apply to native peoples in
many areas of the world. However the examples given refer, by and large, to
Native North Americans, Siberians and Mesoamericans. In the chapters which
follow ...

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313301689

Category: Reference

Page: 109

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Gives the reader access to a wealth of information on an essential part of Native North American spiritual life.
Categories: Reference

Shamanism in North America

Shamanism in North America

Shamanism in North America is profusely illustrated with the most remarkable masks, effigies, and implements used by shamans and includes evocative images of the often harsh wilderness inhabited by the tribes under discussion, as well as ...

Author: Norman Bancroft-Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026129812

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 232

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Native Americans believed that it was their responsibility to maintain harmony in the natural world on which they depended by performing a variety of rituals. Shamans were credited with exceptional powers to act on behalf of the community. They claimed to be capable of separating their spirits from their bodies and interceding with those spirits that controlled the many forces of nature. Having studied the subject at first hand during his many visits to American tribes, Dr. Norman Bancroft Hunt sets out the richly rewarding results of his research in this survey of shamanic traditions and practices in various Native American groups. Shamanism in North America is profusely illustrated with the most remarkable masks, effigies, and implements used by shamans and includes evocative images of the often harsh wilderness inhabited by the tribes under discussion, as well as some revealing historical photographs of shamans.
Categories: Indians of North America

North American Indian Medicine Powers

North American Indian Medicine Powers

This book is the first-ever publication to provide an in-depth overview of American Indian medicine powers.

Author: WILLIAM S. LYON

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527545563

Category:

Page: 735

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This book is the first-ever publication to provide an in-depth overview of American Indian medicine powers. More importantly, it challenges the current notion that a belief in medicine powers is merely the result of primitive superstition. Utilizing a recent discovery in quantum mechanics, hailed by some physicists as â oethe greatest discovery in the history of science, â it explains how quantum mechanics principles can be used to better explain why shamans do what they do during ceremony. This results in the book taking the point of view that there is now more evidence to assume Indian medicine powers are real than to assume they are not.
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Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama

Shamanic Healing and Ritual Drama

In this pioneering work one of the world's leading experts on Native American traditions offers a detailed survey of Native American practices and beliefs regarding health, medicine, and religion.

Author: Ake Hultkrantz

Publisher: Crossroad

ISBN: 0824516648

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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In this pioneering work one of the world's leading experts on Native American traditions offers a detailed survey of Native American practices and beliefs regarding health, medicine, and religion. In contrast to the sharp Euro-American division between medicine and religion, Native American medical beliefs and practices can only be assessed, says the author, in their relation to their religious ideas. Spanning the full length and breadth of Native North American cultural areas, from the Northeast to the Southwest, the Southeast to the Northwest, the book offers "thick" descriptions of traditional Native American medical and religious beliefs and practices, demonstrating that for Native Americans medicine and religion are two sides of the same coin: a coherent and holistic system in which supernaturalism acts as a motor in healing.
Categories: Religion

Shamanism

Shamanism

Core Shamanism actively continues in the Germanic countries today (Harner,
personal communication, August 2, 2001). During the middle 1980s some people
claiming to be North American Native shamans or medicine men of various kinds
 ...

Author: Mariko Namba Walter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076453

Category: Religion

Page: 1055

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A guide to worldwide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historical and current cultural adaptations. * Nearly 200 entries on shamanic belief systems, practices, rituals, and related phenomena * 152 contributors including international experts and pioneering researchers in the field * 100 photos, charts, and tables * Multicultural bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, ethnography, and anthropology
Categories: Religion

Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands

Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands

This work makes available for the first time in a single volume a representative collection of the major spiritual texts from the Native American Indian peoples of the East Coast.

Author: Elisabeth Tooker

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809122561

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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This work makes available for the first time in a single volume a representative collection of the major spiritual texts from the Native American Indian peoples of the East Coast. Elisabeth Tooker, professor of anthropology at Temple University and and editor of The Handbook of North American Indians, presents the sacred traditions of the Iroquois, Winnibego, Fox, Menominee, Delaware, Cherokee and others. Included here are cosmological myths, thanksgiving addresses, dreams and visions, speeches of the shamans, teachings of parents, puberty fasts, blessings, healing rites, stories, songs, ceremonials for fires, hunting wars, feasts and the rituals of various spiritual societies.
Categories: Religion

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

Native North Americans in Literature for Youth

This well-researched guide, which is part of the Facts on File Library of American
History series, includes more than 1,200 entries, alphabetically arranged ...
Encyclopedia of Native American Shamanism: Sacred Ceremonies of North
America ...

Author: Alice Crosetto

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810891906

Category: Reference

Page: 286

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This reference volume lists hundreds of resources—books, Internet sites, and media titles—that will assist K-12 students and educators to learn about North American Natives. These appropriate and quality resources are subdivided into chapters covering geographic regions, history, religions, social life, customs and traditions, Nations, oral tradition, biographies, and fiction.
Categories: Reference

Bibliography of Native American Bibliographies

Bibliography of Native American Bibliographies

called this group the Five Nations, and the French called it the League of the
Iroquois. The Seneca are one of this ... There is a wealth of information available
on the subject of shamanism in Native North America. Shamans, or medicine
men, ...

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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313319413

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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Lists all significant bibliographies for researchers, librarians, and students seeking information on tribes or topics in Native American studies.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeology of Native North America

Archaeology of Native North America

trade and exchange through which such things could move, which in turn was
probably not much more than a network of friendships between widely scattered
big men. Other people accorded lavish burials might have been shamans,
religious ...

Author: Dean R. Snow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350057

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This comprehensive text is intended for the junior-senior level course in North American Archaeology. Written by accomplished scholar Dean Snow, this new text approaches native North America from the perspective of evolutionary ecology. Succinct, streamlined chapters present an extensive groundwork for supplementary material, or serve as a core text.The narrative covers all of Mesoamerica, and explicates the links between the part of North America covered by the United States and Canada and the portions covered by Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the Greater Antilles. Additionally, book is extensively illustrated with the author's own research and findings.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeology of Native North America

The Archaeology of Native North America

The same can be said for shamans, so long as they were perceived to be using
their supernatural powers for the general good of the community. Traditional
North American shamans often claimed the ability to transform themselves into ...

Author: Dean R. Snow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351588249

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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The Archaeology of Native North America presents the ideas, evidence, and debates regarding the initial peopling of the continent by mobile bands of hunters and gatherers and the cultural evolution of their many lines of descent over the ensuing millennia. The emergence of farming, urban centers, and complex political organization paralleled similar developments in other world areas. With the arrival of Europeans to North America and the inevitable clashes of culture, colonizers and colonists were forever changed, which is also represented in the archaeological heritage of the continent. Unlike others, this book includes Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, thus addressing broad regional interactions and the circulation of people, things, and ideas. This edition incorporates results of new archaeological research since the publication of the first edition a decade earlier. Fifty-four new box features highlight selected archaeological sites, which are publicly accessible gateways into the study of North American archaeology. The features were authored by specialists with direct knowledge of the sites and their broad importance. Glossaries are provided at the end of every chapter to clarify specialized terminology. The book is directed to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking survey courses in American archaeology, as well as other advanced readers. It is extensively illustrated and includes citations to sources with their own robust bibliographies, leading diligent readers deeper into the professional literature. The Archaeology of Native North America is the ideal text for courses in North American archaeology.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Native American Healing

Encyclopedia of Native American Healing

Covers traditional medicine

Author: William S. Lyon

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393317358

Category: Medical

Page: 373

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Covers traditional medicine
Categories: Medical

North American Indian Music

North American Indian Music

Another section on music of various tribes (Part Four) contains 14 musical
examples as follows:Yupik Eskimo (1) ... Hultkrantz, Åke 1967 Spirit Lodge, a
North American Shamanistic Séance. ... 1977 Ritualin Native NorthAmerican
Religions.

Author: Richard Keeling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135503093

Category: Music

Page: 472

View: 160

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Music

Native North American Art History

Native North American Art History

shamanistic , now , is to endow it with the magic of several thousand years of
antiquity . In this age of rapid change it is perhaps reassuring to think that some of
our traditions and behaviour are so securely rooted and have managed to
survive ...

Author: Zena Pearlstone Mathews

Publisher: T H Peek Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015054047363

Category: Art

Page: 502

View: 972

Categories: Art

North American Indian Medicine Powers

North American Indian Medicine Powers

This book is the first-ever publication to provide an in-depth overview of American Indian medicine powers.

Author: William Lyon

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527553941

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

View: 759

This book is the first-ever publication to provide an in-depth overview of American Indian medicine powers. More importantly, it challenges the current notion that a belief in medicine powers is merely the result of primitive superstition. Utilizing a recent discovery in quantum mechanics, hailed by some physicists as “the greatest discovery in the history of science,” it explains how quantum mechanics principles can be used to better explain why shamans do what they do during ceremony. This results in the book taking the point of view that there is now more evidence to assume Indian medicine powers are real than to assume they are not.
Categories: Social Science

Shamanism

Shamanism

In effect, the shaman has a mystical world view in the tradition of the Perennial
Philosophy, characterized by a numinous ... practices—a tradition that
corresponds in many ways with the Vision Quest in native North American
shamanic tribes, ...

Author: Shirley Nicholson

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835631266

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 318

View: 797

A powerful collection of essays from authors such as Mircea Eliade, Joan Halifax, Stanley Krippner, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Serge King, and Michael Harner on the mystifying phenomenon of shamanism around the world---what it is, how it works and why.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

American Indian Medicine

American Indian Medicine

The purpose of this book, says the author, is to show the effect of Indian medicinal practices on white civilization.

Author: Virgil J. Vogel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806170237

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

View: 595

The purpose of this book, says the author, is to show the effect of Indian medicinal practices on white civilization. Actually it achieves far more. Itdiscusses Indian theories of disease and methods of combating disease and even goes into the question of which diseases were indigenous and which were brought to the Indian by the white man. It also lists Indian drugs that have won acceptance in the Pharmacopeia of the United States and the National Formulary. The influence of American Indian healing arts on the medicine and healing and pharmacology of the white man was considerable. For example, such drugs as insulin and penicillin were anticipated in rudimentary form by the aborigines. Coca leaves were used as narcotics by Peruvian Indians hundreds of years before Carl Koller first used cocaine as a local anesthetic in 1884. All together, about 170 medicines, mostly botanical, were contributed to the official compendia by Indians north of the Rio Grande, about 50 more coming from natives of the Latin-American and Caribbean regions. Impressions and attitudes of early explorers, settlers, physicians, botanists, and others regarding Indian curative practices are reported by geographical regions, with British, French, and Spanish colonies and the young United States separately treated. Indian theories of disease—sorcery, taboo violation, spirit intrusion, soul loss, unfulfilled dreams and desires, and so on -and shamanistic practices used to combat them are described. Methods of treating all kinds of injuries-from fractures to snakebite-and even surgery are included. The influence of Indian healing lore upon folk or domestic medicine, as well as on the "Indian doctors" and patent medicines, are discussed. For the convenience of the reader, an index of botanical names is provided, together with a wide variety of illustrations. The disproportionate attention that has been given to the superstitious and unscientific features of aboriginal medicine has tended to obscure its real contributions to American civilization.
Categories: Social Science

Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians

Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians

While there are some differences between the concepts and experiencesof
thevaried North American Indian peoples, ... a wide variety of Native peoples; the
role of the shamans inhealing and bringing people back to life from near death,as
in ...

Author: Warren Jefferson

Publisher: Native Voices Books

ISBN: 9781570679841

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written. Belief in reincarnation exists not only in India but in most small tribal societies throughout the world, including many Indian groups in North America. The reader is offered a rich tapestry of stories from a number of North American tribes about death, dying, and returning to this life. Included are stories from the Inuit of the polar regions; the Northwest Coast people, such as the Kwakiutl, the Gitxsan, the Tlingit, and the Suquamish; the Hopi and the Cochiti of the Southwest; the Winnebago of the Great Lakes region; the Cherokee of the Southeast,; and the Sioux people of the Plains area. Readers will learn about a Winnebago shaman's initiation, the Cherokee's Orpheus myth, the Hopi story of A Journey to the Skeleton House, the Inuit man who lived the lives of all animals, the Ghost Dance, and other extraordinary accounts. The ethnological record indicates reincarnation beliefs are found among the indigenous peoples on all continents of this earth as well as in most of the world's major religions. This book makes a valuable contribution towards having a deeper understanding of North American Indian spiritual beliefs.
Categories: Social Science

Religion in Native North America

Religion in Native North America

T There are , as we know , quite a few popular publications of American Indian
myths . ... recent interest in shamanic studies , a few words need to be said about
the last decade ' s research on North American shamanism and related subjects .

Author: Christopher Vecsey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018867153

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 201

View: 471

Categories: Indian mythology

Shaman Priest Practice Belief

Shaman  Priest  Practice  Belief

Shaman, Priest, Practice, Belief: Materials of Ritual and Religion in Eastern North America broadly considers Native American religion and ritual in eastern North America and focuses on practices that altered and used a vast array of ...

Author: Stephen B. Carmody

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817320423

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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Archaeological case studies consider material evidence of religion and ritual in the pre-Columbian Eastern Woodlands Archaeologists today are interpretin g Native American religion and ritual in the distant past in more sophisticated ways, considering new understandings of the ways that Native Americans themselves experienced them. Shaman, Priest, Practice, Belief: Materials of Ritual and Religion in Eastern North America broadly considers Native American religion and ritual in eastern North America and focuses on practices that altered and used a vast array of material items as well as how physical spaces were shaped by religious practices. Unbound to a single theoretical perspective of religion, contributors approach ritual and religion in diverse ways. Importantly, they focus on how people in the past practiced religion by altering and using a vast array of material items, from smoking pipes, ceremonial vessels, carved figurines, and iconographic images, to sacred bundles, hallucinogenic plants, revered animals, and ritual architecture. Contributors also show how physical spaces were shaped by religious practice, and how rock art, monuments, soils and special substances, and even land- and cityscapes were part of the active material worlds of religious agents. Case studies, arranged chronologically, cover time periods ranging from the Paleoindian period (13,000–7900 BC) to the late Mississippian and into the protohistoric/contact periods. The geographical scope is much of the greater southeastern and southern Midwestern culture areas of the Eastern Woodlands, from the Central and Lower Mississippi River Valleys to the Ohio Hopewell region, and from the greater Ohio River Valley down through the Deep South and across to the Carolinas. Contributors Sarah E. Baires / Melissa R. Baltus / Casey R. Barrier / James F. Bates / Sierra M. Bow / James A. Brown / Stephen B. Carmody / Meagan E. Dennison / Aaron Deter-Wolf / David H. Dye / Bretton T. Giles / Cameron Gokee / Kandace D. Hollenbach / Thomas A. Jennings / Megan C. Kassabaum / John E. Kelly / Ashley A. Peles / Tanya M. Peres / Charlotte D. Pevny / Connie M. Randall / Jan F. Simek / Ashley M. Smallwood / Renee B. Walker / Alice P. Wright
Categories: Social Science

Wolf Medicine

Wolf Medicine

"Take a trip to the North section of the Rainbow Medicine Wheel, where the brain, mind, and soul reside and the wolf is the totem, and learn to understand the lessons of trust, limits, expectations, failure, listening, forgiveness, and ...

Author: Wolf Moondance

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0806936436

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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"Take a trip to the North section of the Rainbow Medicine Wheel, where the brain, mind, and soul reside and the wolf is the totem, and learn to understand the lessons of trust, limits, expectations, failure, listening, forgiveness, and inner peace."--New Times.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit