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Jochelson - Living in the taiga

Identifier

001282

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Jochelson -  The Koryak

'I was told that people about to become shamans have fits of wild paroxysms alternating with a condition of complete exhaustion. They will lie motionless for two or three days without partaking of food or drink. Finally they retire to the wilderness, where they spend their time enduring hunger and cold in order to prepare themselves for their calling.

The source of the experience

Siberian shamanism

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