Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

Mircea Eliade (Author) Willard R. Trask (Translator)
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Price
$43.95  $40.43
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
February 08, 2004
Pages
610
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691119427

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About the Author

Born in Bucharest in 1907, Mircea Eliade was for many years Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. He is author of, among other books, Images and Symbols: Studies in Religious Symbolism, Myth of the Eternal Return, and Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (all Princeton). Wendy Doniger is Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. Her books include The Bedtrick: Tales of Sex and Masquerade, The Implied Spider, and Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India. Her translations of such texts as The Rig Veda, The Law of Manu, and the Kamasutra have garnered wide praise.

Reviews

"Eliade writes of the shamans with that masterly combination of sympathy and detachment. . . . . [His] findings will almost certainly be echoed by great voices of the future."--New York Times Book Review
"Eliade is the most informative guide to the modern mythologies."---Frank Kermode, New Statesman
"[A] close and detailed yet comparative study of shamanism. . . . [It] has become the standard work on the subject and justifies its claim to be the first book to study the phenomenon over a wide field and in a properly religious context."--Times Literary Supplement
"Clearly the best work on Shamanism published so far."--The Review of Religion