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About the bookThis volume of North Atlantic Studies is a theme issue of conference presentations on particular religious beliefs and practices in the North Atlantic area and in the American and Eurasian north.
The central theme is the relationship between human society and other realms or worlds. The papers deal with interaction through ritual, shamanic practices, dreams, imagery etc. with the worlds of spirits, game animals, the dead, and others removed in time or space from the human actors.
In the tradition of North Atlantic Studies scholars from different disciplines and research communities are brought together in the presentation of common themes in and around the North Atlantic areas.
In this volume the contributors are anthropologists, archaeologists, a student of folklore, a biologist and, presenting a different viewpoint, a shamanic therapist.
Table of contentsTorben A. Vestergaard: Introduction
Bernard Saladin d'Anglure: Erotic Dreams, Mystical Kinship and Shamanism
Patricia D. Sutherland: Bear Imagery in Palaeo-Eskimo Art
Jarich G. Oosten: Ritual Play at an Inuit Winter Feast
Ulla Odgaard: Palaeo-Eskimoic Shamanism
Birgitte Sonne: Sources of Greenlandic Shamanism: survey and ethnohistorical implications
Katherine Swancutt: Sources of Charisma: ritual, household knowledge and inspiration in Mongolia
Rane Willerslev: The Hunter as a Human "Kind": hunting and shamanism among the Upper Kolyma Yukaghirs of Siberia
Anne Brimnes: The Seal Woman Tradition in the Faroe Islands - past and present
Adriënne Heijnen: Dream Sharing in Contemporary Iceland: an anthropological study of tradition in modern society
Dorete Bloch: Faroese Pilot Whaling: conditions, practice and superstition
Annette Høst: Exploring Seidhr: a practical study of the seidhr ritual
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