Sky Shamans of Mongolia

Sky Shamans of Mongolia

Meetings With Remarkable Healers

Book - 2016
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Part spiritual travelogue, part participant-observer anthropological essay, this book takes the reader to visit with authentic shamans in the steppes and Stalinist-era housing projects of modern-day Mongolia. Along the way the author tells us the history of Mongolian shamanism and its unique features- a mix of direct experience of other realities with religious belief systems known as Tengerism--a belief in sky gods or heaven. Turner tells of spontaneous medical diagnoses, all-night shamanic ceremonies, and miraculous healings, all welling from a rich culture in which divination, soul-retrieval, and spirit depossession are practiced as part of everyday life.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : North Atlantic Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781583946343
Branch Call Number: 299.42 T94s
Characteristics: 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm


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