"Eliade writes of the shamans with that masterly combination of sympathy and detachment. . . . . [His] findings will almost certainly be echoed by great voices of the future."--New York Times Book Review
"Eliade is the most informative guide to the modern mythologies."--Frank Kermode, New Statesman
"[A] close and detailed yet comparative study of shamanism. . . . [It] has become the standard work on the subject and justifies its claim to be the first book to study the phenomenon over a wide field and in a properly religious context."--Times Literary Supplement
"Clearly the best work on Shamanism published so far."--The Review of Religion
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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