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by James McClenon

eBook Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution, and the Origin of Religion download ISBN: 0875805906
Author: James McClenon
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 226
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Category: History
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Wondrous healing: Shamanism, human evolution and the origin of religion. Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the religions of India. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. Muller, F. M. (1879). New York: Charles Scribner’s sons.

Wondrous Healing traces the human capacity for religious belief to the success of ancient healing rituals, such as chanting to calm women in childbirth or rhythmic dancing to reduce trauma from wounds. The apparent success of such rituals, McClenon argues, led to the development of shamanism, humankind's first religion.

Wondrous Healing traces the human capacity for religious belief to the success of ancient healing rituals, such as chanting . The apparent success of such rituals, McClenon argues, led to the development of shamanism, humankind's first religion

Wondrous healing: Shamanism, human evolution and the origin of religion. The psychology of religion: An empirical approach (3rd e., New York: Guilford.

Wondrous healing: Shamanism, human evolution and the origin of religion. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press. New York Charles Scribner's sons. Spilka, . Hood, R. Hunsberger, B. & Gorsuch, R. L. (2003). New York: D. Appleton. Wilson, E. O. (1978).

Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution, and the Origin of Religion. James McClenon explains why beliefs in some supernatural forces – ghosts, poltergeists, souls, and spirits – are based on universal experience. The author maintains that belief in mysterious anomalies such as ecstatic trances, apparitions, extra-sensory perceptions, out-of-body experiences, psychokinesis, fire walking, and miraculous recovery are predicated upon evolutionary psychology. Such beliefs reveal a spiritual impulse in the human species

Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution, and the Origin of Religion.

For thousands of years, spiritual questions have haunted the hearts and minds of humankind. Do higher powers exist, and if so, what is our relationship to them? And how else might we interpret seemingly miraculous events such as faith healing, out-of-body experiences, and extrasensory perceptions? Wondrous Healing traces the human capacity for religious belief to the success of ancient healing rituals, such as chanting to calm women in childbirth or rhythmic dancing to reduce trauma from wounds. Those who accepted these hypnotic suggestions were far more likely to receive positive benefits from the "healing." The apparent success of such rituals, McClenon argues, led to the development of shamanism, humankind's first religion. Controversial and daring, McClenon's theory is based on his extensive research and firsthand observation of modern shamanistic performances across Asia and North America. His evidence supports the argument that evolutionary processes developed a biological basis for religion. McClenon's historical and anthropological analyses of these issues explore the relationship between science, society, and spirituality.