it is used, the mask manifestly announces the incarnation of a mythical
personage (ancestor, mythical animal, god). For its part, the costume
transubstantiates the shaman, it transforms him, before all eyes, into
a superhuman being." M. Eliade, Shamanism. New York, 1964.
central to an
Predicament of Culture. Cambridge, MA., 1988.
for (Empedocles): P.
Sense: A Interview with Peter Kingsley.” Parabola, Spring
then, he mentions, one shaman regularly commuted back and forth
village of Kugluktuk, four hundred miles east. 'How did he get
there?' I ask. 'He flew...like a bird. But our missionary soon
stopped all of that.'" J. Waterman, Arctic Crossing. New
other words, even the earth and nature have their psychic function
as well as their terrestrial ones, and one may serve the earth
and be on the ground (or beneath it) in more ways than one, i.e.,
through psychic activities, and not only through natural
ones." J. Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld.
New York, 1979.