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Islavin - The Samoyed

Identifier

001663

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Islavin - The Samoyed, their Home and Social Life, p. 109.]

The means of education was as follows: Two tadibey (shamans) blindfolded him with a handkerchief, and then beat him, one on the back of the head and the other on the shoulders, till his eyes were dazzled as with too much light, and he saw demons dancing on his arms and feet. It must be remembered, of course, that he had been taught beforehand about the Samoyed world of spirits.'

The source of the experience

Siberian shamanism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Demons

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References