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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... having internal or mental diseases, whose cause was incomprehensible to the Forest Nenets, they turned for help to shamans, who performed the role of healers scaring off the illness-bringing spirits along with carrying out other functions. Usually kamlanie * (the shaman’s performance) took place in the evening, in half-darkness, next to the fireplace, by the sounds of the drum, and continued for several hours. As a rule, kamlanie was accompanied by the shaman’s falling into a trance. To achieve ...

Modified: 30.08.2006
Nenets , Siberia , Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug , hygiene , traditional medicine , treatment , kamlanie , reindeer fat , chaga , broth , Siberian herbs , searing
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