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Ket Shamanism
Shaman (2010)
  • Edward J. Vajda
Abstract
This article surveys what is known about traditional shamanism among the Ket people living in the Yenisei River area of central Siberia. It provides an overview of practices, beliefs, paraphernalia, and linguistic aspects of Ket shamanism. The article also outlines how Ket shamanism came to the attention of the outside world. It also describes the current state of shamanism among the Ket living in Turukhansk District, citing information gathered on the authors expedition to the Yenisei and Yelogui rivers in August-September 2008.
Keywords
  • Ket,
  • Shamanism
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Publisher Statement
International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism
Citation Information
Edward J. Vajda. "Ket Shamanism" Shaman Vol. 18 Iss. 1 & 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edward_vajda/40/