ARTICLES

This section contains various articles on shamanism. They originate from field work or the research of faculty members, field workers, reporters and other people interested in the work of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. The repertoire will be expanded continously.
Furthermore you will find the latest editions of the annual print newsletter of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe ´Schamanismus´ (German only) for download – see sidebar.

 

EUROPEAN SHAMANISM – A SEARCH FOR TRACES
Jutta Leskovar, October 2017

Has there been genuine shamanic activity in Europe? An attempt to answer the question from an archaeologial perspective.
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SHAMANISM IN EUROPE 
Roland Urban, July 2017

“The shaman has a social role. That he seeks help for others, and less for himself.” On 30 years Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe.
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THE OLD BELIEVERS OF SLOVENIA
Sara Sajovec, June 2017

Nikrmana, spirits of nature and the power of  the triangle. This article tells of an example of the impressive and rich spiritual traditions of Europe.
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THE NUXALK OF BELLA COOLA
Roland Urban, December 2016

The study of indigenous cultures allows insights into spirituals tradition. At the same time, a reduction of the totality of a culture to spirituality is undue.
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wunderMIRACLES – FROM A SHAMANIC POINT OF VIEW
Teresa Lugstein, Roland Urban, December 2014

“Nature is the supreme power and final authority in the healing arts.” Paul Uccusic
An field report.
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kreativSHAMANISM AND CREATIVITY
Sandra Harner, November 2012

Through spirits influencing the creative process, art becomes inspired and sacred, artefacts become objects of power.
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ueberfordertTOO MUCH FOR THE SPIRITS? 
Sylvia Wohlfarter, October 2010

Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and China, giant flood in Pakistan, fire storms over Russia: Pictures of the summer of 2010. Can shamanism help here too?
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heilerETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SHAMANIC HEALING
Susan Mokelke, October 2010

Shamanic healers should be clear about their ethical principles. Here you will find some recommendations and guidelines what to do – and what not to do.
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jenseitsTHE BEYOND – FACT OR FICTION?
Paul Uccusic, June 2008

Many physicists are thinking more often and more openly about traditional wisdom. And are asking, if there might be a Beyond as supposed by shamans.
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bienenDARKNESS VISIBLE: THE HELPING BEES
Simon Buxton, June 2008

Mystery and imagination arise from the same source. This source is called darkness. Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
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A PATIENT IS HEALED BY THE SOUND OF THE DRUM
Mongusch B. Kenin-Lopsan, May 2008

From time immemorial, the drum has become one of the principal tools of every experienced Tuvan shaman. In dealing with sickness the drum became indispensable.
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seeTHE RETURN TO THE INNER LAKE
Roland Urban, May 2008

Shamanism, Consciousness and Psychotherapy: Are shamanism and science compatible? – About differences and similarities.
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alleinWE ARE NOT ALONE
Michael Harner, December 1996

In this classical article Michael Harner, founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, explicates fundamental concepts of shamanism.
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wissenTHE HIDDEN UNIVERSE OF WISDOM
Michael Harner, July 1996

Michael Harner at the World Congress of Psychotherapiy, 1996 in Vienna.
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