THE CATALPA BOW: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan. Carmen Blacker.
THE CATALPA BOW: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan

THE CATALPA BOW: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. "In this book, the first full-length study of such people to appear in English, Dr Blacker describes the supernatural beings, both good and evil, with whom the shaman communicates, the complex geography of the other world in Japanese myth and legend, the initiatory dreams by which the shaman is elected to his task, and the ascetic practices by means of which he consolidates his powers." Illustrated with 30 photographic illustrations. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth binding, with gilt titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #67353
ISBN: 004398004X

Price: $100.00

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