California Indian Shamanism, Lowell John Bean, editor
1987, Ballena Press Anthropological Papers, No. 39, paper
274 pages, 7 color plates, 11 b/w photos, 7 illustrations, 6" x 9"
paper $28.50, cloth $34.00
"This volume presents knowledge about various aspects of California Indian shamanism and the religious and philosophical contexts in which it exists."
Thirteen papers by several California Indians, as well as some of the foremost non-Indian scholars, who can speak with authority and true understanding of the topic.
Ken Hedges' paper demonstrates the connection between shamanism and rock art, while Lowell Bean's classic paper on power should be required reading for anyone attempting to understand rock art in California.
- The Shamanic Experience (Lowell John Bean & Sylviaa Brakke Vane)
- Power and Its Applications in Native California (Lowell John Bean)
- California Religious Systems and Their Transformations (Lowell John Bean & Sylvia Brakke Vane)
- California Indian Shamanism and Folk Curing (Lowell John Bean)
- Shamanistic Aspects of California Rock Art (Ken Hedges)
- The Shaman: Priest, Doctor, Scientist (Florence Shipek)
- Sierra Miwok Shamans, 1900-1910 (Craig Bates)
- Yurok Doctors and the Concept of 'Shamanism' (Thomas Buckley)
- Dancing on the Brink of the World (E. Breck Parkman)
- Notes on the Wintu Shamanic Jargon (Alice Shepherd)
- Wintu Sacred Geography (Dorothea Theodoratus & Frank La Pena)
- Ridge Walkers of Northwestern California: Paths Toward Spiritual Balance (Jack Norton)
- Ajumawi Doctoring: Conflicts in New Age/Traditional Shamanism (Floyd Buckskin)
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