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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... diseases, but also personal protectors, family spirits, or any supernatural creatures inhabiting the Middle and Upper worlds. The treatment of the diseases which were caused by something visible (an injury, chilblain, burn) was usually rational. However, when ... ... 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 ...

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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