This volume offers a new, linguistically and ethnographically oriented approach to the phenomenon usually known and defined as shamanism. The conceptual history of shamanism will show how the word shamanism was created under the influence of the Christian world view. It is necessary for shamanic terminology to be re-elaborated and redefined as it is discussed by Janhunen, Helimski, Taksami and others in this volume. Alternative concepts to shamanism will be proposed to emphasize the importance of the nondogmatic and symbolic aspects of mythical shamanic worldviews. Shamanhood, synonymous with samanstvo, the Russian term preceding shamanism in older sources, is closer to the self-perception of the shamans themselves, since they do not see shamanism as a religion in the western sense of the word.
The Eurasian Shaman: Linguistic Perspectives
Northern Ethnography - Research on the Forgotten Paradigm
Shamanism, Culture, and Language
Invariance in Variance: Language, Prominence, and Silence in the Verbal Art of Ritual
Religious Terminology in Forest Nenets and Tundra Nenets
Pause and Silence in Nenets Poetic Diction
Nganasan Shamanistic Tradition.Observations and Hypotheses
The Elk Myth in Ob-Ugrian Folklore
Biography of a Shaman
Tunes of Shamanic Singing and Seances
Revived Gods: Religious Change among the Khanty within the Lifetime of 'Shaman' Ivan Stepanovich Sopochin
Survival of Shamanic Vocabulary in Hungarian?
The Central Scandinavian Forest Finn Culture and its Revival
Language and Rituals of the Ainu in Contemporary Japan
The Language of the Tlingit Landscape: "Without Land We Are Nothing"
Angalkugyaraq (The Way of the Angalkuq).The Inner Language of Ritual
The Secret Shamanic Knowledge.Fieldwork among the Nanay Shamans