Quest for the Shaman by Miranda Aldhouse-Green
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Quest for the Shaman
By Miranda Aldhouse-Green

The Quest for the Shaman

Shape-shifters, Sorcerers and Spirit-healers of Ancient Europe

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Quest for the Shaman by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Book Description

Here is an exciting, innovative study of ancient European religious practice and practitioners. The Aldhouse-Greens entertaining and informative book represents a search, a voyage of discovery in which evidence is sought that there were individuals living in Europe from the Stone Age to the early post-Roman period who believed they were able to liaise with the spirit-world through the medium of trance and who perceived themselves to be part-human and part-animal.The authors support their argument with diverse and rich evidence, including the 30,000-year-old lion-human ivory figurines found in south-western Germany, which may represent monsters seen by shamans in altered states of consciousness; the newly discovered and spectacular Nebra sky-disc, which depicts the sun, moon and the Pleiades, indicating that Bronze Age shamans were using highly sophisticated objects to explore the heavens; and, the Doctors Grave from southeast England, which suggests that a Late Iron Age chieftain, who may have been a shaman, was sent to the Otherworld equipped with hallucinogens, medical kit and divining tools.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500051344
ISBN-10: 0500051348
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 167mm x 27mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Celtic Wales by Miranda Aldhouse-Green Celtic Wales, Paperback (February 2017)

Celtic Wales is a concise, highly readable and beautifully-illustrated book that answers so many questions about Wales's past and how it became the nation we know today.

Bog Bodies Uncovered by Miranda Aldhouse-Green Bog Bodies Uncovered, Hardback (September 2015)

Lindow Man, the famous Pete Marsh discovered in Cheshire in the 1980s, has been joined by new finds from Ireland and elsewhere. Who were these unfortunate people, and why were they killed?

Celtic Myths by Miranda Aldhouse-Green Celtic Myths, Hardback (February 2015)

As well as vividly exploring the tales, the author brings her expertise in the archaeology of the Iron Age and particularly shamanism to bear on the mythical worlds she describes, with evidence as diverse as the Gundestrup Cauldron and the famous bog bodies. She also asks how the myths survived the Christianization of Europe.

Caesar's Druids by Miranda Aldhouse-Green Caesar's Druids, Hardback (February 2010)

Exploring the various roles that Druids played in British and Gallic society during the first centuries BC and AD, the author argues that they were a highly complex, intellectual, and sophisticated group whose influence transcended religion and reached into the realms of secular power and politics.

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Author Biography - Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Miranda Aldhouse-Green has written numerous books, including Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend and Exploring the World of the Druids. Among Stephen Aldhouse-Green's previous publications are Pontnewydd Cave and Paviland Cave and the 'Red Lady'.

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