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Articles and Videos on Shamanism

This section contains various contributions on the topic of shamanism. They originate from research activities, conferences, events and publications of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe or were written by guest authors. The selection is continually expanded.

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Like Pieces of a Cosmic Puzzle Maps of the Non-Ordinary Reality

Andreas J. Hirsch,

Reflections on the systematic exploration of non-ordinary reality, a process fundamental to shamanic work.

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The Shrines of the Ancient Believers of Slovenia

Pavel Medvešček,

An article on the preservation of indigenous European knowledge - and the challenges it presents.

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European Shamanism - A Search for Traces

Jutta Leskovar,

Has there been genuine European shamanism? An attempt to answer from an archaeological perspective.

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The Old Believers of Slovenia

Sara Sajovec,

An example of the impressive, rich cultural history of Europe, also in spiritual terms.

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Shamanism in Europe 30 years Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe

Roland Urban,

Understanding and practicing shamanism, serving the community. Roland Urban looks back at the recent history of shamanism in Europe.

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The Nuxálk of Bella Coola

Roland Urban,

The study of indigenous communities serves to understand other cultures and their spirituality in their historical context. At the same time, it leads to an examination of our own.

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The Art of Divination

Roland Urban,

Determining answers through direct contact with spirits turns mundane research into the art of divination.

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Shamanism as Everyday Practice

Roland Urban,

Especially in times of crisis, there is a need for shamans who can bring power and information from the non-ordinary reality into the everyday community.

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Shamanism and Creativity

Sandra Harner,

The shamanic journey serves as a creative process for overcoming problems. It thus remains as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.

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Life as a Shaman

Paul Uccusic, Aldynai Seden-Chuurak,

This field report gives insight into shamanism in Russia today, using Tuva as an example.

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Ethics and Shamanism Reflections on practical healing work

Susan Mokelke,

Core shamanism follows modern ethics. Experience shows: Especially in shamanic healing work it is necessary to follow some ethical guidelines.

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For Pain: Medical or Shamanic Help?

Michaela Presch,

Pain can be treated equally well by conventional medicine and shamanism, according to a transcultural study by the University of Salzburg.