The President of Tuvan Shamans turns 84

The President of Tuvan Shamans turns 84Today is the 84th birthday of one of the first Tuvan novelists, doctor of historical sciences, the famous researcher of shamanism, Mongush Borakhovich Kenin-Lopsan. The head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool came to wish “Happy Birthday” to the shamanist researcher of world fame.

Kazan Tatars, Muslims and Shamans Present Three New Challenges to Moscow

Kazan Tatars, Muslims and Shamans Present Three New Challenges to MoscowThree very different actions by the Kazan Tatars, a major Muslim Spiritual Directorate, and the shamans of the Russian Federation both reflect the unintended consequences of Moscow’s approach to ethnic and religious issues and present new challenges to the Russian government that it may find difficult to dismiss out of hand.

Russian psychics want to register own trade union - paper

Russian psychics want to register own trade union - paperWizards and psychics accustomed to working in the world beyond want to conjure up a trade union in Russia to manage their earthly employment worries, the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta quoted by AFP reported Friday.

Russia holds first Top Shaman elections

Russia holds first Top Shaman electionsRussia will stage the first ever ‘Top Shaman’ elections this year, with 188 candidates currently listed from all over the country, online shamanist magazine Shamanstvo reports.

The elections will be held in two stages, with only 12 shortlisted shamans participating in the second stage. Each of the stages will last three months, probably to allow the most far-off regions to cast their ballots.

The Ayahuasca Ceremony

The Ayahuasca CeremonyIn order to begin to write about this traditional native ceremony it is essential to know about the plant that is used for this ritual: ¨Ayahuasca.¨ Its meaning comes from two ethnic Quechua words ¨Aya¨ and ¨Huasca,¨ which mean rope and death, or the rope of death. The other meaning of the word Ayahuasca is ¨Vine of the Soul." The plant grows in the Peruvian Amazon. It is a climbing skinny plant that grows around the trees. That is why they call it rope.