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Finding New Cosmologies
Shamans in Contemporary Europe
Reihe: Ethnologie / Anthropology
Bd. 40, 2009, 168 S., 19.90 EUR, 19.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-80027-5
This book deals with a broad range of shamanic activities in contemporary Europe. Based on fieldwork in France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, it provides a comprehensive overview of European neo-shamanism and its various directions and currents. The study does not focus on casual practitioners but on neo-shamanic healers with many years of experience. Their work, ritual techniques, worldviews, social networks and relations to shamans outside of Europe are analysed - as well as the transformation of shamanic techniques and cosmologies in an increasingly globalised world.