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The Archetype of Psychotropic Shamanism and the Morality of Group Bonding and/or Healing

ByHenry Willoughby

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The Archetype of Psychotropic Shamanism and the Morality of Group Bonding and/or Healing, firstly warns of the dangers of shamanist psychotropic consumption to mental health especially for those with a genetic predisposition to psychosis as a foregrounding to sketching an archetype (‘original model’) of psychotropic shamanism. It argues that the archetype consists of unique ritualized components found in more traditional forms of shamanism which serve the function of group bonding and/or psycho-somatic social healing. It examines case-studies on more traditional forms of shamanism, finding common themes of group bonding and healing. It investigates the enduring power and influence this archetype has on neo-shamanist practices exploring case-studies on contemporary marijuana consumption in the U.S. It finds that group bonding and egalitarianism in such neo-shamanist practices is a commonality with the archetype. Further to the archetype, the book explores the underlying cultural ‘epistemes’ (‘ways of knowing’) that legitimize and underpin ancient and more traditional forms of shamanism being (social) psychointegration, polyphasia, and enchantment, all within a more egalitarian social milieu and setting.

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Publication Date
Oct 17, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781716501388
Category
Social Science
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Henry Willoughby

Specifications

Pages
51
Binding
Case Wrap
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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