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Mongolian Shamanism

Language: English
Available in:»English»Mongolian

Mongolian shamanism includes religious beliefs and practises of shamans who enter trances to communicate with deities and spiritual beings who then possess the shaman's body. Shamans wear costumes and masks and employ ritual artefacts specific for treatments or healing. Music, dance, chanting and sometimes animal sacrifices are part of these rituals. Shamans are believed to be divinely appointed at birth, showing prescribed signs as they age. Each disciple has a teacher but ancestral spirits are mainly responsible for transmitting the knowledge and skills.

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Place/region: Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2010 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: GTI Entretainment
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2010-0057200007
Source ref.: DOC:0057200007 CAND:00572
Rights holder: UNESCO ; GTI Entretainment