Search for dissertations about: "shamanism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word shamanism.

  1. 1. I Am Tsunki : Gender and Shamanism among the Shuar of Western Amazonia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Marie Perruchon; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; Shuar; gender; shamanism; Amazonia; missionaries; spirits; animism; anthropology of the everyday; complementarity; discourses; entheogenic experience; Kulturantropologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : In this work, Perruchon brings together what is generally treated as two distinct domains of analysis: gender and shamanism. She investigates the relationship between gender and achievement of power through the shaman’s role in Shuar society. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Viking Way : Religion and War in Late Iron Age Scandinavia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

    Author : Neil Price; Martin Carver; [2002]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; Viking Age; Vikings; Óðinn; seiðr; sorcery; shamanism; warfare; Norse religion; Norse mythology; Sámi; Arkeologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : The social role of magic is a prevalent theme of the medieval Icelandic sagas that claim to describe life several centuries earlier in the Viking Age, and indeed also saturates the Eddic poetry that is our primary source for the mythology and cosmology of the time. However, little archaeological or historical research has been done to explore what this aspect of ritual may really have meant to the men and women of late Iron Age Scandinavia. READ MORE

  3. 3. Shamanic performances on the urban scene : neo-shamanism in contemporary Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Galina Lindquist; Don Handelman; [1997]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography Social anthropology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi Socialantropologi; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This study deals with neo-shamanism, a set of notions and techniques that originated in the non-Western tribal societies and, within the framework of New Age spirituality, were adapted for the life of contemporary urban dwellers. Neo-shamanic practices are based on consciousness-altering techniques, when the Self is perceived to leave the body, to journey in other realities and to interact with the spiritual beings, enlisting their help for social, psychological, and physical healing. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nqabayo’s Nomansland: San Rock Art and the Somatic Past

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Afrikansk och jämförande arkeologi

    Author : Geoffrey Blundell; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; San; Bushman; southern Africa; Nomansland; Eastern Cape; Storm Shelter; rock art; shamanism; Kalahari revisionist debate; body; embodiment; somatic past; postcolonial; colonial; Arkeologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen;

    Abstract : The most significant challenge facing modern southern African rock art research is the integration of rock paint­ings into the construction of San history. This challenge is made all the more difficult because of poor chronologi­cal control over the images. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ardāy-Vīrāf Nāma Iranian Conceptions of the Other World

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Dariush Kargar; Carina Jahani; Bo Utas; Ashk P. Dahlén; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ardāy-Vīrāf Nāma; Vīrāf; journey to the Other World; Zoroastrian Persian; Parsig; critical edition; shamanism; Davānūs; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Iranian languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Iranska språk; Iranska språk; Iranian Languages;

    Abstract : The present thesis consists of an edition of an Iranian literary work whose theme is a journey to the Other World, namely the Ardāy-Vīrāf Nāma. The version of this work which is here edited and commented on is a prose version in the Zoroastrian Persian language. READ MORE