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Title Shamanic worlds : rituals and lore of Siberia and Central Asia / Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, editor
Published Armonk, NY : North Castle Books, [1997]


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Description xxxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction / Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer -- Chosen by the Spirits / Vladimir N. Basilov -- Shamans and Their Religious Practices: from Shamanism Among the Turkic Peoples of Siberia / Nikolai A. Alekseev -- Tuvan Shamanic Folklore / Mongush B. Kenin-Lopsan -- Healing Techniques Among Even Shamans / Anatoly Alekseev -- The Teleut Ritual Chymyr: Exorcism and Explanation / Dmitri A. Funk -- The Archaic Epic and Its Relationship to Ritual: from Ritual and Folklore in Siberian Shamanism / Elena S. Novik -- The Evenk Alga Ritual of Blessing: Matriona Kurbeltinova in Action / Nadezhda Ia. Bulatova
Summary 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
Notes Originally published: New York : M.E. Sharpe, 1990
Revised and expanded version of: Shamainism, Soviet studies of traditional religion in Siberia and Central Asia. New York : M.E. Sharpe, 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260)
Subject Buriats -- Social life and customs.
Folklore -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Rites and ceremonies -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Shamanism -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Turkic peoples -- Religion.
SUBJECT Siberia (Russia) -- Religious life and customs.
Author Balzer, Marjorie Mandelstam.
LC no. 96028497
ISBN 1563249731 (paperback: alk. paper)
FORMERLY Shamanism, Soviet studies of traditional religion in Siberia and Central Asia