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Introduction: Mongolian Shamanism and World Culture

1. Mongolian Cosmology
2. The Natural World
3. The Spirit World
4. The Shaman
5. Healing and Protection
6. Fortune-telling and Dreams
7. Mongolian Shamanism Today
8. Postscript: Applications for Shamanism in the Twenty-first Century





About the Author

Sarangerel, which means Moonlight in Buryat, was trained in the traditional Mongolian and Buryat shamanic traditions by native teachers who are free to practice again following the collapse of the Soviet Union. She was the foreign outreach representative of the Golomt Center for Shamanist Studies and the Mongolian Shamans' Association. Born in the United States after her family had been forced to flee Siberia following the Russian Revolution in 1917, she returned to her ancestral homeland in the Tunken region of southern Siberia in 1991 to rediscover the shamanic knowledge of her ancestors.


"It is an informed and down-to-earth introduction to the shamans' earth-centered religion." * Publishers Weekly, May 15, 2000 *
"Fascinating reading. An interesting book that gives a good introduction to this fascinating and important shamanic tradition." * Sacred Hoop *
"Sarangerel presents a complete guide to Siberian and Mongolian shamanism. An accessible, comprehensive, and important introduction to Mongolian and Siberian shamanic traditions." * Dennis William Hauck, New Age Retailer *
"Undoubtedly one of the best books on contemporary shamanism in print today. Anyone interested in a vivid first-person account of the renewal of an ancient native culture and its relevance to twenty-first-century people will find this book a must read." * NorthwindVisions.com *
"There is a feeling in this book of seriousness, of
experience . . ." * Widdershins, Cup of Wonder Magazine *
"Sarangerel includes many photographs and illustrations of the rituals and accoutrements used in ceremonies. There are many meditation techniques and mind training ceremonies included. I highly recommend Riding Windhorses to any student of shamanic studies and would-be shamans. There is practical information, which if followed carefully will allow you to awaken your own inner shaman." * Lesley Crossingham, New Dawn, No. 114, May-June 2009 *

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