Shamanism and Northern Ecology

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Juha Pentikäinen
Walter de Gruyter, Jul 11, 2011 - Religion - 395 pages
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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems– both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Themes and concepts
29
A new look at the world pillar in Arctic and subArctic religions
31
C G Jungs appropriation of aspects of shamanism
51
Game and games fortune and dualism in Siberian shamanism
61
Body and soul in ancient Greenlandic religion
67
Northern Europe
79
Freyja and Frigg two aspects of the Great Goddess
81
Central and East Asia
219
Some remarks on the myths of the Flower Contest
221
The concept of gods in Korean shamanism
235
Recent East Mongolian shamanistic traditions
249
Shamanistic elements in early Confucianism
259
the sacred holes and caves
267
Archaic rites in Nanaian shamanic ceremonies
279
North Western Pacific
291

The perception of the Saamis and their religion in Old Norse sources
97
Some aspects of the Christianization of Central Sweden
117
The wizards of Lapland and Saami shamanism
125
Rationality and mythological foundations of calendar symbols of the ancient Komi
135
Notions of the soul
143
Ugric People
151
Reindeer sacrifice and its mythological background
153
Similarities and differences in Eastern Khanty shamanism
183
Ugric mithraism
199
the contemporary linguistic situation
207
Ainu worldview and bear hunting strategies
293
Some shamanistic features of Ainu religion
305
Salmon in myth and ritual in the Northern Pacific area
313
Encounters between ethnic and
331
the sociology of a text
333
A Christian Dene Tha shaman? Aboriginal experiences among a missionized aboriginal people
349
The effect of the confessional factor on ethnicity
365
Christianization Russification? On preserving the religious and ethnic identity of the ObUgrians
373
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