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- DescriptionThis book, The Last of the Shor Shamans , may be the only way the shamanic peoples of the Shor Mountain region of Siberia are remembered - w in their 80's their legacy is expected to die with them. Published here in the English language for the first time is a depiction of Shor shamanic worldview, ceremony and ritual objects. Included are biographical sketches of seven of the remaining comtemporary, yet elder, Shor shamans; photos of Shor Territory in Siberia and several of the shamans depicted; and, text of shamanic verses never before recorded. This unified presentation of previously disparate studies of Siberian Shor shamanism will intrigue academicians and folklorists alike - as well, it will inspire serious shamanic practitioners and a wider readership interested in traditional shamanic cultures.
- Author BiographyAlexander Arbachakov was born within the Shortsi Aboriginal group of southern Siberia in 1964 and raised in the traditional indigenous village of Ust - Kabyrsa. Arbachakov is an environmentalist - a forestry specialist who participated as an expert in the ecological examinations of various bills of the Kemerovskaya region. His area of expertise includes special conservation of wildlife territories as well as general ecologies. As vice-president of the Shortsi People's Association, Alexander Arbachakov takes great pride in recording the beauty of his homelandLuba Arbachakov is chief field specialist of Shortsi folklore and ethnography. In addition to this work, Luba is known for her creative expression through painting and poetry.
- Author(s)Alexander Arbachakov,Luba Arbachakov
- PublisherJohn Hunt Publishing
- Date of Publication13/11/2008
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationNew Alresford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintO Books
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight159 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine8 mm
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