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Rinne, gives a similar tale from the Burjati people: Long before the actual initiation, the candidate receives a number of helping spirits, which are sealed up in bamboo tubes. The culture of the San is one of the most unusual on this planet. Wolf mentions the case of a young woman who was burned as a witch in Amnesia can be seen as a convenience.

Close your eyes and concentrate on being completely immobile. The patient gets a clear signal that things are different now, while the healer may find it easier to dissociate the disease dart and throw it away.

Or imagine you are standing up to your waist in the ocean.

A giraffe dance can keep the group busy all night through, and this is only possible as the dancers, healers, singers and observers take turns. Not all people in Egypt look kindly at Zar rituals.

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As I call, evoke and chant, I tend to strike the earth before me in a regular rhythm, using my hand, a wand, or a bone. They taught me about individual differences in shaking and swaying, and about the necessity to develop one’s own working method. I first was taken by the pleasure of it.


The Ainu practise a form of bear cult shamanism that seems related to the north Asian and European bear cults, many of which may go back to the earliest stone ages. The suggestions, though simple, seem to have worked well enough. All over the world, shamans have to satisfy the beliefs and expectations of their cultures. At first, only a few people dared to experiment – Julia, Astrid, Gavin, Ruth – whose support has done much to make this book possible.

This excitement expressed itself in trembling.

The dancers, most of them men but including several women-healers, hold themselves erect. Several cases of premonitions, dreaming-true, thought-transfer- Seidways 41 ence and meetings with dead relations seem to have occurred. A skilful shaman seidwayss produce an atmosphere, a setting freis makes it easier for the patient to recover. Magar shamans keep this myth alive by means of ritual. Many people feel better after catharsis.

My favorite because Jan devotes a chapter to the Sami.

According to Professor Delankepilepsy is a rather complicated phenomenon. For weeks she just dozed on her bed, weak and sad, in the twilight realm between life and death. Usually such patients continued with their fits, shaking and rolling over the ground until the Marquis approached seidwaus and soothed them with magnetic passes and suggestions.


It can last much longer than the real thing.

Seidways: Shaking, Swaying and Serpent Mysteries

Now there are several distinct schools of Zar, each of them with special customs, spirit-contacts and religious traditions. One type of professional medium is recruited among the blind. Assuredly some shamans may do that, but on the whole most accounts describe shamans who go into trance by means of shaking, swaying and mad behaviour before they even reach for the drum.

Finally, the mad behaviour acts as a self- suggestion to the medium, and induces states of other-worldly ecstasy which make the healing possible.

Anotherpopu- lar explanation claimed that shamans are actually schizophrenics who had managed to rries themselves to some extent, which is more than can be said for most anthropologists. Do you feel better now? However, I understand that one can read about shamanism all day long, but experiencing is worth so much more than the reading. Each loah has particular rhythms, songs, sacrificial offerings and vevers, i.