Dreams, Telepathy, and Various States of Consciousness
- What is a shaman? Vitebsky, Piers // Natural History;Mar97, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p34
Presents information about shaman. Why shamans are called madmen or charlatans; Meaning of shaman; Shamanic powers; Shamanic beliefs, culture and religion.
- Soviet superpowers. Balzer, Marjorie Mandel // Natural History;Mar97, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p38
Presents several tales of the powers of shamans, their prowess as curers and of their wiliness during governmental persecutions. How tales helped keep shamanic traditions alive in Sakha Republic; How shamanic tales have become a vital source of ethnic identity by the dominant Russian culture;...
- Objects of power. Wardwell, Allen // Natural History;Mar97, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p42
Focuses on how the shamans are remembered by their people through objects and the vital ritual role they played in their lives. INSET: Death of a Shaman..
- A different drummer. Harner, Michael // Natural History;Mar97, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p50
Highlights the author's anthropological expedition to the Peruvian Amazon for the American Museum of Natural History. How restoring shamanism to the Western world became his mission in life; How shamanism has transformed the author's understanding of reality and added meaning to existence.
- Between body and mind: Shamans and politics among the Anga, Baktaman and Gebusi... Strathern, Andrew // Oceania;Jun94, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p288
Discusses the role of shamans among the Anga, Baktaman and Gebusi peoples of Papua New Guinea. Big-man systems; Political and religious aspects of shamans; Role of shamans dependent on social context of tribal fortunes; Role of Baktaman shamans as confined to medical healing without political...
- BUFFALO CALLERS. PICKERING, ROBERT B. // dig;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p13
The article features the so-called "buffalo callers," medicine men or shamans in North America's Great Plains who performed rituals and songs to attract the buffalo herds into the buffalo jumps.
- Behind the camera: Filming the Korean shamans. Lee, Diana S. // Faces;Oct93, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p26
Discusses the author's experience and study of the Korean shamans. Help in appeasing the gods for healing and good fortune; Possession by spirits, ancestors, or ghosts of the shamans; Presence of wine, rice, candy, and fruit on the altars; Use of music; Recording of the Shaman rituals in camera.
- The mid-century Biophysics Bubble: Hiroshima and the biological revolution in America, revisited. Rasmussen, Nicolas // History of Science;Sep97, Vol. 35 Issue 109 Part 3, p245
Focuses on biophysics as a science cognate to no discipline. Prewar roots of mid-century biophysics; Biophysics Bubble; Role of the Bomb in the local discipline-building strategies of life scientists; Outline of the discipline-building activity in biophysics as it attained the national scale in...
- Opening of Ca2+ channels in isolated red beet root vacuole membrane by inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. Alexander, J.; Lassalles, J.P. // Nature;2/8/1990, Vol. 343 Issue 6258, p567
Obtains direct measurements of Ca2+ current in the isolated red beet root vacuole using patch-clamp techniques. Methods; Results; Discussion.