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Shaman or Showman? The Myths of Jim Morrison From an Aesthetic Anthropological Perspective
 
 
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Department of Cultural Anthropology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary
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Richard Papp   

Department of Cultural Anthropology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Hungary
Submission date: 2021-12-16
Acceptance date: 2022-02-03
Publication date: 2022-03-31
 
Studia Humanistyczne AGH 2022;21(1):75–87
 
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The study deals with the concepts of Jim Morrison’s art from the perspective of Jim Morrison’s myth especially his “self-made shamanism”. Jim Morrison created a “personal shamanism” that basically determined his art and image. The study explores how and why Jim Morrison created his own myth and built shamanistic elements in his songs, poems, and performances. Besides, the paper touches on the connections and between Jim Morrison’s ideas and show business. Whit this in mind, the study brings up examples of the “Jim Morrison myth” after his death and tries to place this myth in the meanings of modernity’s mythology.
 
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