Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion
by SÉBASTIEN BAUD & CORINE SOMBRUN
Since the dawn of time, shamans have fascinated us. Who are they? What is their role? What are their tools? How does one become a shaman? Richly illustrated, this book depicts the evolution of the figure of the shaman in the Western imagination. From the first accounts of the encounter to the stories of shamans of today, the ethnologist SEBASTIEN BAUD explores the links between visible and invisible, human and animal, culture and nature as the shamanic societies conceive them. 2 3
CORINE SOMBRUN, in turn, presents us with the exciting quest for the links between trance and neuroscience. A true journey through time to discover the shamanism of yesterday and today.