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Tables of Contents for Shamans Through Time
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Note to Readers
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Introduction: Five Hundred Years of Shamans and Shamanism
1
10
Jeremy Narby
Francis Huxley
PART ONE The Christian View: ``Ministers of the Devil''
``Devil Worship: Consuming Tobacco to Receive Messages from Nature'' (1535)
11
2
Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo
``Ministers of the Devil Who Learn About the Secrets of Nature'' (1557)
13
3
Andre Thevet
``Evoking the Devil: Fasting with Tobacco to Learn How to Cure'' (1664)
16
2
Antoine Biet
The Shaman: ``A Villain of a Magician Who Calls Demons'' (1672)
18
5
Avvakum Petrovich
PART TWO The Humanist View Becomes Rationalist: From ``Esteemed Jugglers'' to ``Impostors''
``The Savages Esteem Their Jugglers'' (1724)
23
4
Joseph Francois Lafitau
``Shamans Deserve Perpetual Labor for Their Hocus-Pocus'' (1751)
27
2
Johann Georg Gmelin
``Blinded by Superstition'' (1755)
29
3
Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov
``Shamans Are Impostors Who Claim They Consult the Devil-And Who Are Sometimes Close to the Mark'' (1765)
32
4
Denis Diderot
Misled Impostors and the Power of Imagination (1785)
36
5
Johann Gottfried Herder
PART THREE Enter Anthropologists
Animism Is the Belief in Spiritual Beings (1871)
41
2
Edward B. Tylor
A White Man Goes to a Peaiman (1883)
43
4
Everard F. Im Thurn
The Angakoq Uses a Peculiar Language and Defines Taboos (1887)
47
2
Franz Boas
The-Man-Who-Fell-from-Heaven Shamanizes Despite Persecution (1896)
49
2
Wenceslas Sieroshevski
Shamanism Is a Dangerously Vague Word (1903)
51
2
Arnold Van Gennep
``Doomed to Inspiration'' (1904)
53
5
Waldemar Bogoras
Ventriloquist and Trickster Performances for Healing and Divination (1908)
58
6
Vladimir Ilich Jochelson
``A Motley Class of Persons'' (1908)
64
5
Roland B. Dixon
Seeking Contact with Spirits Is Not Necessarily Shamanism (1910)
69
3
Franz Boas
``The Shaman Practices on the Verge of Insanity'' (1914)
72
7
Marie Antoinette Czaplicka
PART FOUR The Understanding Deepens
Near-Death Experience (1929)
79
2
Ivalo
Knud Rasmussen
Seeking Knowledge in the Solitude of Nature (1930)
81
3
Igjugarjuk
Knud Rasmussen
Summoning the Spirits for the First Time (1932)
84
6
Black Elk
John G. Neihardt
The Shaman's Assistant (1935)
90
4
Sergei M. Shirokogoroff
Shamans Charm Game (1938)
94
3
Willard Z. Park
Climbing the Twisted Ladder to Initiation (1944)
97
6
Alfred Metraux
Aboriginal Doctors Are Outstanding People (1945)
103
5
Adolphus Peter Elkin
Shamans as Psychoanalysts (1949)
108
4
Claude Levi-Strauss
Using Invisible Substances for Good and Evil (1949)
112
3
Alfred Metraux
The Shamanin Performs a Public Service with Grace and Energy (1955)
115
4
Verrier Elwin
``The Shaman Is Mentally Deranged'' (1956)
119
2
George Devereux
Clever Cords and Clever Men (1957)
121
7
Ronald Rose
Singing Multifaceted Songs (1958)
128
3
Vilmos Dioszegi
!Kung Medicine Dance (1962)
131
6
Lorna Marshall
PART FIVE The Observers Take Part
Smoking Huge Cigars (1956)
137
4
Francis Huxley
``I Was a Disembodied Eye Poised in Space'' (1957)
141
7
R. Gordon Wasson
Fear, Clarity, Knowledge, and Power (1968)
148
6
Carlos Castaneda
``I Found Myself Impaled on the Axis Mundi'' (1974)
154
12
Barbara Myerhoff
A Shaman Loses Her Elevation by Interacting with Observers (1977)
166
3
Maria Sabina
Alvaro Estrada
``I Felt Like Socrates Accepting the Hemlock'' (1980)
169
9
Michael Harner
Experiencing the Shaman's Symphony to Understand It (1987)
178
9
Holger Kalweit
PART SIX Gathering Evidence on a Multifaceted Phenomenon
A Washo Shaman's Helpers (1967)
187
8
Don Handelman
Magic Darts, Bewitching Shamans, and Curing Shamans (1968)
195
5
Michael Harner
``Remarkably Good Theater'' (1973)
200
7
John T. Hitchcock
Two Kinds of Japanese Shamans: The Medium and the Ascetic (1975)
207
5
Carmen Blacker
Music Alone Can Alter a Shaman's Consciousness, Which Itself Can Destroy Tape Recorders (1975)
212
4
Dale A. Olsen
Shamans Are Intellectuals, Translators, and Shrewd Dealers (1975)
216
7
Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
Shamans, Caves, and the Master of Animals (1979)
223
4
Walter Burkert
``Plant Teachers'' (1984)
227
3
Luis Eduardo Luna
A Shaman Endures the Temptation of Sorcery (and Publishes a Book) (1990)
230
4
Fernando Payaguaje
Interview with a Killing Shaman (1992)
234
4
Ashok
Peter Skafte
Invisible Projectiles in Africa (1994)
238
7
Malidoma Patrice Some
PART SEVEN Global Knowledge and Indigenous Knowledge Come Together and Remain Apart
Science and Magic, Two Roads to Knowledge (1962)
245
3
Claude Levi-Strauss
Shamans, ``Spirits,'' and Mental Imagery (1987)
248
3
Richard Noll
Dark Side of the Shaman (1989)
251
6
Michael F. Brown
Shamans Explore the Human Mind (1990)
257
3
Roger Walsh
Training to See What the Natives See (1992)
260
3
Edith Turner
``Twisted Language,'' a Technique for Knowing (1993)
263
9
Graham Townsley
Magic Darts as Viruses (1993)
272
5
Jean-Pierre Chaumeil
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Tourists and Pseudo-Shamans (1994)
277
3
Marlene Dobkin de Rios
Shamans and Ethics in a Global World (1995)
280
6
Eleanor Ott
Shamans as Botanical Researchers (1995)
286
5
Wade Davis
Shamanism and the Rigged Marketplace (1995)
291
7
Piers Vitebsky
An Ethnobotanist Dreams of Scientists and Shamans Collaborating (1998)
298
3
Glenn H. Shepard
Shamans and Scientists (2000)
301
5
Jeremy Narby
Envoi
306
1
References and Permissions
307
9
Notes on the Editors' Commentaries and Further Reading
316
2
Topical Index
318
4
Acknowledgments
322
1
About the Editors
323