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Shaman Kular MOKUR-OOL beats his dungur (drum) over fire as he blesses the arjan (sacred spring).

Siberian Shaman beats his drum over the fire as he blesses the sacred spring.

Female Shamans and Medicine Women

Female Shamans and Medicine Women

Female Shaman in Mongolia This is an interesting photo to me because the act of Shamanism is still alive and well practiced there. a book call Riding Wind Horses describes how ancient practices have been retained.

Altaian shaman Mompyi brought by Siberian regionalists to the Tomsk city for public display

'Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche' by Ana Mariella Bacigalupo. A groundbreaking examination of Chile’s Mapuche shamans and their use of a unique tree in ritual transvestitism and political defiance.

'Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche' by Ana Mariella Bacigalupo. A groundbreaking examination of Chile’s Mapuche shamans and their use of a unique tree in ritual transvestitism and political defiance.

Working to beat the devil - Yup'ik shaman exorcising evil spirits from a sick boy, c.1890 Perhaps kass'aq Christians should rethink our stereotypes of shamans as "evil"...

Yup'ik Eskimo Medicine Man, Exorcising Evil Spirits From a Sick Boy, Nushagak, Alaska,

Russian postcard based on a photo taken in 1908 by S. Borisov, showing a female shaman, of probable Khakas ethnicity.

Adyg Eeren shamanic society in Tuva | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"Adyg Eeren (Spirit of Bear) shamanic society in Tuva, Siberia, Russia. Nikon Photo by Vladimir Shibanov.

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