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A Journey across Siberia. Turks of the Krasnoyarsk Uyezd and Their Shamans

... the Great Northern (Second Kamchatka) Expedition in 1733–1743. After the trip to Siberia Gmelin returned to Tubingen, where he was a university professor of botany and... ... Gmelin believed that shamanism was a kind of good business and spoke of shamans as of sorcerers. The observant scholar described the process of a shaman talking to the spirits... ... yurt top. This should have meant that devils had just arrived through the hole. The Tatars watching the performance splashed water from their spoons in that direction,...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gmelin , expedition , Siberia , sorcerer , sorceress , tambourine , Tatars
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