JOURNEYING THE POLITICS OF ECSTASY: Anthropological Perspectives on Neoshamanism


  • Robert J Wallis University of Southampton



neo-paganism, shamanism, altered consciousness, psychotropics


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.


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How to Cite

Wallis, R. J. (2020). JOURNEYING THE POLITICS OF ECSTASY: Anthropological Perspectives on Neoshamanism. Pomegranate, 20–28.