Ritual Postures, Ritual body Postures, Ancient Ritual Postures

Shamanism and the Cognitive Science of Religion

Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, 16 June 2017
by Richard Noll (DeSales University)

Shamans and Shamanism

• Shamans’ (defined broadly) are persons whose specialized social role involves the direct contact and manipulation of &spirits’ for healing and divination
• Shamans use techniques they have learned through special training that allow them to directly experience spirits and other worlds
•Shamanism,’ as Bumochir Dulam and others have argued, does not & exist but is an artificial western cultural concept created for comparative purposes