Shamanic Worlds: Rituals and Lore of Siberia and Central Asia / Edition 1

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Overview

The ancient heartland of shamanism is no longer forbidden territory - to travelers or to the spirits. But the spirits never left the vastnesses of Siberia and Central Asia, as these writings reveal. Russian and native experts, and an American cultural anthropologist who has done fieldwork in the region, introduce us to shamans as the poets, therapists, healers, and even leaders of their communities. Among the special features of this collection are remarkable transcriptions of shamanic exhortations and a pathbreaking study of shamanic tales and rituals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563249730
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/27/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor and the Contributors
Introduction
Chosen by the Spirits 3
Shamans and Their Religious Practices: from Shamanism Among the Turkic Peoples of Siberia 49
Tuvan Shamanic Folklore 110
Healing Techniques Among Even Shamans 153
The Teleut Ritual Chymyr: Exorcism and Explanation 165
The Archaic Epic and Its Relationship to Ritual: from Ritual and Folklore in Siberian Shamanism 185
The Evenk Alga Ritual of Blessing: Matriona Kurbeltinova in Action 237
Bibliography 243
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