Ideas about the past and tradition in the discourse about neo-Shamanism in a Norwegian context

Selberg Torunn: Ideas about the past and tradition in the discourse about neo-Shamanism in a Norwegian context. In: Politics and folk religion, (6). pp. 65-74. (2001)

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This paper concerns the idea of neo-shamanism within modem popular religion. Within new religious movements, new religiosity or New Age, the interest in what has been perceived of as old religions is growing steadily. One of these old religions is shamanism, often called neo-shamanism in its modern shaping. This interest in shamanism has been met with considerable ciriticism from without, using arguments that says that new shamanism has nothing to do with “real” shamanism, it is being misunderstood, distorted, etc. This criticism has been met with the “tradition” as an argument, and the “new” shamanism is from “within” being understood in terms of unbroken traditions in certain places in the world. The value of tradition and traditional thoughts are being highlighted in these arguments.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Politics and folk religion
Date: 2001
Volume: 6
ISSN: 1419-1288
ISBN: 963 482 400 5
Page Range: pp. 65-74
Series Name: Szegedi vallási néprajzi könyvtár
Language: English
Event Title: Symposium of SIEF Commission of folk religion (3.) (1999) (Szeged)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Vallásosság - 20. sz., Valláspolitika - 20. sz., Népi vallásosság, Samanizmus
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 73-74. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2020. Sep. 11. 10:49
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 03. 09:47

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