Ritual Postures, Ritual body Postures, Ancient Ritual Postures

Shamans from the Edge of the World – Jan Van Ysslestyne

The Ulchi culture, people of Eastern Siberia; Doro, an ancient Daoist way of being in the world; technology also comes from Nature; an ancient oral history coming back to Neolithic times; the natural art and skill of shamanizing; an intimate relationship with Nature and the Universe; nature as a system of complementary and cooperative experience; the paradox of individuation and connection; plat, the most important thing that is; everything is a verb; the healing is the singing; an ocean of fascinating creation myths; restoring the life force of the soul; natural, effortless perceiving through silent feeling.

The late Jan Van Ysslestyne, M.A. was a fluent speaker of the Manchu-Tungus language spoken by the Ulchi culture. She lectured on Classical Shamanism through the University of Washington, Burke Museum, Antioch and Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Jan was a contributing author to the book First Fish, First People, Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim (University of Washington Press) and author of Spirits from the Edge of the World. Her research into the pre-technical medical practices of indigenous cultures in the territories of south-eastern Siberia was on-going at the time of her passing. https://www.2pathfindercounseling.com/resources/shamanic-healing-practices-of-the-ulchi

From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on August 21, 2002 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com