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 valuable Asia, as those writings display. Russian and local specialists, and an American cultural anthropologist who has performed fieldwork within the area, introduce us to shamans because the poets, therapists, healers, or even leaders in their groups. one of the designated positive aspects of this assortment are impressive transcriptions of shamanic exhortations and a pathbreaking research of shamanic stories and rituals.

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