Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.
About the Author :
Christina Pratt has contributed to An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2 (Hardcover) as an author.
Pratt is an assistant professor of social work and gender studies at Dominican College of Blauvelt.
|Title:||An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 2 (Hardcover)||Publisher:||Rosen Publishing Group|
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