JOURNEYING THE POLITICS OF ECSTASY: Anthropological Perspectives on Neoshamanism
Keywords:neo-paganism, shamanism, altered consciousness, psychotropics
AbstractIn 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.
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