Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Shamanism: Setting the Stage Abstract
* McKenna discussed shamanism, an ancient practice based on natural magic using healing, divination, and theatrical performance
* Shamanism developed ten to fifty thousand years ago.
* Although shamanism exists in different cultures, the general theme is such that the shaman undergoes a transformation into a superhuman condition through a vision of death and...
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