Land of the Shaman: Rituals and Lore of Siberia: Rituals and by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

By Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

the traditional heartland of shamanism isn't any longer forbidden territory - to tourists or to the spirits. however the spirits by no means left the vastnesses of Siberia and crucial Asia, as those writings demonstrate. Russian and local specialists, and an American cultural anthropologist who has performed fieldwork within the zone, introduce us to shamans because the poets, therapists, healers, or even leaders in their groups. one of the unique gains of this assortment are impressive transcriptions of shamanic exhortations and a pathbreaking examine of shamanic stories and rituals.

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