Something about Shamanism
Shamanism is type of religious mentality of the primitive people based on faith in spirits inhabiting all kinds of the universe things and meddling in people's life.
Shamanism arised already in stone age and on early steps of religious mentality development it was widely spread among humanity. The word "shaman" in translation from evenk language means "excited, frenzied man". It was put in ethnography by russian researchers of Siberia in XVIII century.
After the Soviet Power was established in Siberia the big antireligious company was began. The Shamans were prohibited to exercise their ritual. Their atributes and holy things were destroyed.
As the result of the late of 30th the active shaman practice was interrupted. Right now the last great Siberian shaman could be seen on the old photos been made during ethnographic expeditions of 20-th, 30-th.
|Khakass shaman Kuzlasov A.A. 09.12.1930 NRSM N2384/92||Khakass shaman 1930 NRSM N2386||Khakass shaman Sarlaska (Egor) Kuzlasov 09.12.1930 NRSM N2384/98|
|Khakass shaman 1930 NRSM N2384/81||Khakass shaman Sarlaska (Egor) Kuzlasov 09.12.1930 NRSM N2384/98|
|The shaman equipment in the house of Khakass shaman.1930 NRSM N2384/135||Khakass shaman F.Samrin with complex equipment|
|The ceremony "Ancestor feeding" Khakassia 1930 N2384/134,2384/134||Khakass shaman durig the rityal "kamlaniye" 1930 NRSM N2384/149|