Spirits from the Edge of the World by J Van Ysslestyne
Spirits from the Edge of the World, Classical Shamanism in Ulchi Society
The Magic and Wonder of Oral Stories from the Spiritual Elders of the Ulchi, the people who gave us the name SHAMAN
The Ulchi are Manchu-Tungus speaking peoples who gave the word “shaman” to the world. These people have inhabited the regions of the Amur River since the Neolithic epoch. The Ulichi’s oral histories recount their earliest beginnings in the midst of the Pleistocene landscapes of southeastern Siberia.
Revealing the essential and comprehensive teachings of Classical shamanism, Spirits from the Edge of the World is a compilation of oral shamanic history gathered from 1994 to the present. A rare opportunity to gain original information and direct quotes of Ulchi Shamans, from an author fluent in the Manchu-Tungus language.
I have chosen to convey this book’s voice in the form that was provided to me: factual, pragmatic, detail oriented, and verbatim.
J Van Ysslestyne (Author)
Wonder tales of enchanted animals, legends of the first ancestral shaman, creation stories, ways of nature, and the intimate relationship between humans and spirits are explored and discussed from in-depth conversations with the elders and last remaining shamans of the Ulchi people.
Publisher: Pathfinder Counseling (August 11, 2018)
Subjects: European Shamanism, Healing Story, Research Related, Siberian Shamanism