The Power of Numbers in Shamanism A Patterned Explanation of Shaman Names in Inner Asia
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Anthropology and Museum Studies
Traditional Inner Asian societies were characterized by the major reliance of shamanism in their belief systems. With a total lack of institutionalized doctrines and priests, and only an indigenous form of practices, shamanism held a central place in the spiritual life of the region. For this reason Inner Asian people are generally reputed for their cultivation of shamanic praxis, and much has been written about their use of numbers to consecrate their shamanic rituals.
Wang, P. (2011). The Power of Numbers in Shamanism A Patterned Explanation of Shaman Names in Inner Asia. Central Asiatic Journal 55(1), 91-127. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41928572
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