Many voices clamor to be heard in debates about whether shamans cure, and whether shamanic spirituality is worth continuing or recovering in the twenty-first century. This book provides newinsights into the fascinating resurgence of shamanism through an exploration of the politicalrepression of religion and its transcendence
About the Author
MARJORIE BALZERResearch Professor atGeorgetown University, USAand editor ofAnthropology and Archeology of Eurasia.
Table of ContentsSpirits Under Siege Doctors or Deceivers? Sacred Genders Poetics of Sacred Language Through Time and Space Flights of the Sacred: Birds, Trees and Open Body-Mindedness Two Urban Shamans: Unmasking Leadership Social Medicine? Religious Movements in Siberia Sustainable Faith? Multiple generations of healing and spirituality Sacred Trust: Doing Fieldwork in Siberia