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Information on Wuism (Chinese Shamanism)

Discussion in 'Shamanism DIR' started by Baladas, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Baladas

    Baladas Págánacht

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    As some may know, Daoism originally grew out of the ancient Chinese shamanic tradition called Wuism.
    What I would like to know is if anyone knows of any good books, or possibly websites on the subject.
    I'm very interested in learning more about it's history and practice.

    Peace.
     
  2. DavidMcCann

    DavidMcCann Well-Known Member

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    I don't know any book exclusively on Chinese shamanism (which, incidentally, seems to have died out) but there's a detailed discussion in
    The Spirits are drunk: comparative approaches to Chinese religion, by Jordan Paper. 1995.
    and a rather more readable one in
    Taoism: an essential guide, by Eva Wong. 1997.
    Both authors are practitioners of Chinese religion.
     
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    Baladas Págánacht

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    Thank you, David.
    I'll check these out. :)
     
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