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dc.contributor.authorTerbish, Baasanjav
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:30:25Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:30:25Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-16
dc.identifier.issn1464-8172
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279788
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>This paper is about folk healers in Kalmykia, southwest Russia, locally referred to as <jats:italic>medlegchi</jats:italic>, and their eclectic healing methods that combine elements of the earlier religions of Buddhism, shamanism and folk beliefs with modern theologies, ideas and concepts. Although the paper focuses upon the contemporary situation of folk healers, the author also briefly describes the development of Kalmyk folk healing in order to explain its varied and de-centralised contemporary nature. Alleging to receive their healing knowledge directly from their guardian deities (the majority of whom are Buddhist gods), all Kalmyk folk healers are eclectic in their methods, some more so than others. For example, those who are members of the community Vozrozhdenie [Revival], discussed in the paper, differ from many others by the speed with which they absorb ultra-new ideas and anxieties into their healing practices, which today include <jats:abbrev>UFO</jats:abbrev>s, a cosmic god and aliens, among other things.</jats:p>
dc.publisherBrill
dc.title'I Have My Own Spaceship'
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage158
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameInner Asia
prism.startingPage132
prism.volume20
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27158
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1163/22105018-12340101
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-01
dc.identifier.eissn2210-5018
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-04-16
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-01-01


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