Altered States, Conflicting Cultures: Shamans, Neo‐shamans and Academics

@inproceedings{Wallis1999AlteredSC,
  title={Altered States, Conflicting Cultures: Shamans, Neo‐shamans and Academics},
  author={Robert J. Wallis},
  year={1999}
}
In anthropology, archaeology and popular culture, Shamanism may be one of the most used, abused and misunderstood terms, to date. Researchers are increasingly recognizing the socio-political roles of altered states of consciousness and shamanism in past and present societies, yet the rise of Neo-shamanism and its implications for academics and their subjects of study are consistently neglected. Moreover, many academics marginalize "neo-shamans," and neo-shamanic interaction with anthropology… CONTINUE READING