Anthropologists study human culture around the world, and they have given us thoughtful and detailed firsthand observations of many shamanic cultures and traditions.
|Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
In this groundbreaking classic, Eliade examined shamanism many different cultures and millennia of human history.
This richly illustrated volume surveys shamanic practices around the world.
|Shamans Through Time
Collection of historical writings describing encounters with shamans and shamanic traditions in many different times and places.
|Shamanism: A Reader
Collection of essays with perspectives from anthropology, psychology, musicology, botany, and other disciplines.
|Ecstatic Religion: A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession
Lewis explores the ecstatic state described as being possessed by divinity or by spirits, and finds common threads across diverse traditions.
|Anthropologists on Shamanism|