Sky Shamans of Mongolia is a captivating, highly informative account of author Kevin Turner’s travels, interviews and experiences with shaman in Mongolia, providing a vast range of information from his extensive experiential research into Mongolian shamanism.
An interesting, honest and at times, humorous personal account of Turner’s exploration, Sky Shamans of Mongolia includes frank, fascinating interviews with shaman (both male and female) and a personal account of the Khentii Gathering, which was the first time in history that the three major traditions and many smaller ones came together dedicated to the revival of shamanism in Mongolia. There is also detailed information about the history, culture and practice of the Darkhad, Khalkh and Buryat lineages as well as the origins of Inner Asian shamanism and the revival of shamanism in modern Mongolia. All followed by a section featuring beautiful coloured photography of shaman from the various lineages showing their wonderful costumes, taken with permission at the Khentii Gathering and the author’s thoughts on shamanism as a personal evolution.
Sky Shamans of Mongolia is an outstanding contribution to the field contained within a book that is very hard to put down once you have picked it up. Highly recommended!
Book Details: Kevin Turner. Sky Shamans of Mongolia. North Atlantic Books (20 April 2016). ISBN: 978-1583946343
Review Details: Sky Shamans of Mongolia was reviewed by June Kent, editor of Indie Shaman magazine
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