Shamanism in Siberia and European Russia

V. M. Mikhailovskii

(Translated by Oliver Wardrop).


72 pages, plus prelim.s.

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The word 'shaman' probably has its roots in the Siberian Tungus word šamán which means 'one who knows'. Many of the classic shamanic characteristics that would later be recognized in other cultures, historic as well as contemporary, were originally documented by Russian and European explorers while oberving the Tungus and related people's religious life as early as the seventeenth century.

This rare book, first published in 1895, has been reproduced by Spiritual Instinct Press because of its importance as an early scholarly account of traditional shamanic experience.