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Record #25700:

Ecstasy and Arctic religion / Reidar Th. Christiansen.

Title: Ecstasy and Arctic religion / Reidar Th. Christiansen.
Author(s): Christiansen, Reidar Th.
Date: 1953.
Publisher: Oslo: H.Aschehoug & Co (W.Nygaard)
In: Liber saecularis in honorem J. Qvigstadii. Pars I. (1953.),
Abstract: Theme is essentially human aspect of shamanism, whose revelations are meant for more than just seer. Where man is abjectly dependent on nature, only possible means of contact with beings that rule everything, is through intensification of one's own mental or emotional faculties. Sections discuss: angakut, whose behaviour is seen as different from insanity, and necessary personal qualities and initiation; shamans in eastern hemisphere, use of stimulants, shaman-songs, hereditary seers, drums, special kind of nervousness, voices, dreams, training; shaman's actions, use of suggestion and darkened room ("fraud" is acceptable, as it uses faculties in aid of real magic), strange noises, songs, use of skull or images; shaman's message, tales, Sea Mother, cosmology (often not integrated), spirit journey; drums and costumes.
Notes:

In: Liber saecularis in honorem J. Qvigstadii. Pars I / Nils Lid, ed.

Keywords: 291.612 -- Shamanism.
39 -- Ethnography: Saami.
39 -- Ethnography: Eskimo.
393 -- Deaths and funerals.
398 -- Native peoples, folk beliefs and tales.
T -- Social anthropology and ethnography.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
SPRI record no.: 25700

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