Observations placeholder

Dr T Levin - Siberian shamanism – Throat singing

Identifier

003328

Type of Spiritual Experience

None

Background

An observation that shows that the singing was regarded as sacred and not to be used lightly

A description of the experience

Where Rivers and Mountains sing – Dr T Levin

Throat singing by shamans was a controversial topic.  Some shamans believe that real shamans don’t throat sing,

‘They use it like a show’ complained Kara-ool Dopchuur-ool, a member of the Adyg-Eeren Society that had broken off from the Denggur group…

‘It’s art’  Kara-ool scoffed. ‘Every shaman can use it, of course, but my grandmother, who was a great shaman, said that it’s forbidden’

The source of the experience

Siberian shamanism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Throat

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Singing and humming

References