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Mircea Eliade - On Siberian shamanism Out of body to last heaven



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Mircea Eliade – Shamanism Archaic techniques of ecstasy

The Ostyak also believe that the gods look for the child’s future in a Book of Fate; according to the legends of the Siberian Tatars, seven gods write the destiny of newborn infants in a book of life.  But all these images derive from the Mesopotamian concept of the seven planetary heavens regarded as a Book of Fate.  We have mentioned them … because the shaman, when he reaches the summit of the cosmic tree in the last heaven, also … asks the future of the community and the  fate of the soul

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Siberian shamanism

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