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JOURNEYING THE POLITICS OF ECSTASY: Anthropological Perspectives on Neoshamanism

Issue: Vol 13 No. 6 (2011) Issue Number 6, November 1998

Journal: Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/pome.v13i6.20


In anthropology, archaeology and popular culture, ‘Shamanism’ may be one of the most used, abused and misunderstood terms to date. Researchers are increasingly recognising the socio-political roles of altered states of consciousness and shamanism in past and present societies, yet the rise of ‘Neoshamanism’ and its implications for academics and their subjects of study is
consistently neglected.

Author: Robert J Wallis

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