|ÅÅKE HULTKRANTZ is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion at the University of Stockholm and recognized as a world authority on Native American religions and shamanism. His is the author of nearly twenty books, including THE RELIGIONS OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS and SHAMANIC HEALING AND RITUAL DRAMA: HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN THE NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS.|
|SOUL AND NATIVE AMERICANS
Edited by ROBERT HOLLAND
Paperback original, $24 USD
SUBJECT: Religion/Native Americans
Hultkrantz describes the variety of Native American concepts of soul, going beyond the trite explanations that have often been passed down as “Indian” beliefs in Western society. We learn of different “souls” pertaining to death, body parts, dreams, and the free soul.
First published in Sweden as an academic study, this edited version gives an overview of Native American belief in soul and how it relates to their polytheistic traditions, religions, and societies.