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Identifying the nature of shamanism

  • Michael James Winkelman (a1)
Abstract

Singh conflates diverse religious statuses into a single category that includes practitioners with roles that differ significantly from empirical characteristics of shamans. The rejection of biological models of trance and conspicuous display models misses the evolutionary roots of shamanism involving the social functions of ritual in producing psychological and social integration and ritual healing.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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