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The Ghost Dance: The Origins of Religion Weston La Barre

The Ghost Dance: The Origins of Religion

Weston La Barre

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ISBN : 9780881335613
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677 pages
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The Ghost Dance: The Origins of Religion by Weston La Barre (1915-1996) is a classic search for the origins of religion, employing psychology and anthropology to explain elements of Greek, Egyptian, Jewish, Christian, shamanic and Native AmericanMoreThe Ghost Dance: The Origins of Religion by Weston La Barre (1915-1996) is a classic search for the origins of religion, employing psychology and anthropology to explain elements of Greek, Egyptian, Jewish, Christian, shamanic and Native American religion.The Ghost Dance offers a fascinating exploration of the history and origins of religious belief from earliest times to the present day. The Ghost Dance takes its place beside other great studies of religion, such as those by Sigmund Freud, Geza Roheim or Mircea Eliade. It draws together his explorations of shamanism, world religion, Native American culture, altered states of consciousness and the use of drugs in belief systems.