Vitebsky, Piers - healing reindeer hoof-rot
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
... he represented the grandfather of a young friend of mine called Yan. Shortly before he died, Yan's grandfather had told me how he used to fly up to the sky in the form of a falcon and was later punished with exile for magically healing reindeer hoof-rot in competition with the official vet. Even the teacher who had choreographed the dance was the granddaughter of a shamaness who had been punished.
The source of the experienceSiberian shamanism
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Vitebsky, P., 2005 Reindeer People London: Harper Perennial