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Aboriginal men of high degree : initiation and sorcery in the world's oldest tradition / A.P. Elkin
Bib ID 451533
Format BookBook
Author
Elkin, A. P. (Adolphus Peter), 1891-1979
 
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Edition 2nd. ed. 
Description Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by American International Distribution Corp., c1994 
xxvii, 195 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0892814217
Summary

First published in 1945; this edition icludes a new foreword by Jim Everett and has a new section supplying additional information on traditional Aboriginal medicine men, sorcery and curing with an examination of the role of Aboriginal medicine in western medical practice.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Foreword
  • Maps
  • Foreword to 1976 Edition
  • Introduction to the 1976 Edition
  • Introduction to First Edition
  • Part 1
  • The Personality, Making, and Powers of Aboriginal Men of High Degree
  • Chapter 1
  • Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Their Personality and Making
  • Chapter 2
 
Notes

Originally published: 2nd ed. St. Lucia, Queensland : Queensland University Press, 1978, c1977.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 187-192.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine.  |  Shamans -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Australia.

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