Festival to Maintain Harmony with the Universe

Shamans rouse the ancient Siberian spirits

‘I don’t think I even came across a country with as many practicing shamans as Tuva’. Picture: Alexander Nikolsky

 

By Anna Liesowska – The Siberian Times
10 September 2014

‘Call of 13 Shamans’

Stunning pictures as shamans from around the world gather in Sayan Mountains.

A shaman, in the dictionary definition, is ‘a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits, especially among some peoples of northern Asia and North America. Typically such people enter a trance state during a ritual, and practise divination and healing.’

These images – giving an extraordinary glimpse inside this largely unknown world – have emerged of a conclave held this summer over nine days near the village Khorum-Dag in Tyva Republic.

This festival, named ‘Call of 13 Shamans’ was held in an area of Siberia that retains great respect for shamans and was intended as a show of unity by the planet’s most respected practitioners.

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