Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition

Aboriginal Men of High Degree Initiation and Sorcery in the World s Oldest Tradition The first book to reveal the secret and sacred practices of Aboriginal shamans Aboriginal Men of High Degree presents an extraordinary series of rites by which the young Aboriginal male begins the de

The first book to reveal the secret and sacred practices of Aboriginal shamans, Aboriginal Men of High Degree presents an extraordinary series of rites by which the young Aboriginal male begins the degrees of shamanic initiation each marked by its own portion of esoteric knowledge One of Australia s most eminent anthropologists, A P Elkin focuses on karadji, or men ofThe first book to reveal the secret and sacred practices of Aboriginal shamans, Aboriginal Men of High Degree presents an extraordinary series of rites by which the young Aboriginal male begins the degrees of shamanic initiation each marked by its own portion of esoteric knowledge One of Australia s most eminent anthropologists, A P Elkin focuses on karadji, or men of high degree, who possess magical powers and who serve as channels between the Dreamtime beings and their own communities As psychologists and psychic experts, the karadji are essential to the groups social chesion They are believed to cure and kill mysteriously, make rain, anticipate future events, and appear and disappear at will Not content to explain away these phenomenon, Elkin boldly suggests that we enter into the karadji worldview and try to understand this remarkable culture on its own terms.

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  1. Well, the information is fascinating but so clinical and the rites are just listed endlessly, droningly However, the ritual and initiation rites of Aboriginal cultures are really interesting and the author simply lists them as they were told to him in the 70 s ,thing like the clever man then flies into the sky drawn by an invisible string and pulls quartz from his abdomen leaving no scar and so on This is gripping, but the whole book just lists it all like that w out much cultural context except [...]


  2. I didn t realize how old this book was until i read the forward and the introductions It was first published in 1945 So i was a little guarded throughout reading this book, aware of how easily sociological and anthropological terminology reveals its problematic underlying assumptions the further back you delve Basically I couldn t trust that this wasn t going to say about the racist prejudices of white Australian anthropologists, than about the ritual practices of Aboriginal shamans, which is w [...]



  3. This book was written as a memorial to a soon to be lost culture But, the Aboriginal culture of Australia is resurgent and people are paying attention.




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