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Seller: ancientgifts (4,386) 100% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122212641015 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Shamans and Shamanism by John Lee Maddox. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 330 pages. Publisher: Dover; (2003). Acting as the intermediary between man and the spirit world, the tribal shaman, or medicine man, helps explain and resolve issues surrounding the personal misfortunes, calamities, physical ailments, and death. This comprehensive survey, unmatched in its breadth of perspective, applies the comparative method to the development of shamanism and the social evolution of this important practice in many cultures. Drawing from tribal societies around the world; from Australian aborigines to African Zulus, the author discusses perceived causes of personal afflictions (ill winds, evil spirits, taboo infringements, the withering glance of an evil eye), as well as cures (exorcism, charms, enchanted drinks). The study also takes a far-reaching look at the making of the medicine man, female shamans, charlatans, the social position and functions of the shaman, methodology, and the perils of a shaman’s failure along with the rewards of success. A classic in its field, this book will appeal to students of tribal societies, New Age advocates, and anyone interested in the practice of shamanism as an alternate spiritual path. This is an unabridged reproduction of “The Medicine Man: A Sociological Study of the Character and Evolution of Shamanism”, first published in 1923. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. Dover (2003) 330 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #2062. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Here is a book that adequately treats a very important chapter in social evolution. It is in line with the best modern work, and it is believed that the industry and scientific candor of the author will inspire confidence. Scientific students of society will now have at their service a treatise which will not have to be substantially altered for a long time to come. And many a general reader will experience much enlightenment while he turns the following pages. Illustrated. Contents: Making of the Medicine Man; Medicine Women; Adventitious Aids; Charlatans; The Social Position of the Medicine Man; Functions of the Medicine Man; Perils of Failure; Rewards of Success Including Fees; Methods of the Medicine Man; History of Some Medical Remedies. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Incomparable in its fullness and breadth of perspective, this survey compares the development of the shaman, or medicine man, among tribal societies. A go-between for man and the spirit world, the shaman helps explain and resolve issues surrounding misfortunes, calamities, bodily ailments, and death. A classic of the genre, this study will appeal to students of tribal societies, ancient mythology, ancient cultures, and as well to anyone interested in the practices of shamanism as an alternative spiritual path. REVIEW: An unabridged republication of a volume first published in 1923 by the Macmillan Company, New York under the title “The Medicine Man: A Sociological Study of the Character and Evolution of Shamanism”. Maddox, a philosophy scholar, addresses such topics as the perceived causes of personal afflictions as well as cures and the making of the medicine man, female shamans, charlatans, the social position and functions of the shaman, and many other details. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Shamanism started out innocently attempting to help ignorant tribal man explain the world around him, then developed mostly into a scam and ended up having beneficial consequences in laying the foundations for modern medicine and other sciences. The book is a reprint originally published early in the 20th century and contains many amusing terms and spellings no longer in use. It is refreshingly NOT politically correct and I would put it up there with The Golden Bough as a reliable source of information. REVIEW: This is a brief look into the roots and history of shamanism in many different cultures in the United States and around the world. Though not supporting the supernatural elements of the shaman's healing rituals, Maddox does state that 'science has come out of superstition' and that 'medicine had its origin in the ghost theory of disease'. The belief that a sick person had been possessed by a demon or 'evil spirit' was shared by many native healing men and women in various regions. Maddox also explores the social and economic value of the shamans and how their influence often affected the well-being of the entire social and economic structures of their People. Overall, the research is helpful and enlightening, though it is really only touching the surface of so many theories and facts regarding these early men and women of mystery. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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