Siberia's resurgent shamanism
The frigid steppes of Siberia are considered the historical heartland of one of the world's oldest spiritual belief systems. Despite being driven to the edges of society, shamanism - the belief in good and evil spirits and rituals to appease them - has experienced a resurgence in recent years. The word shamanism itself is believed to have originated from the language of the Evenks who inhabit Siberia's eastern edge.Rare shamanism archive unveiled
Despite the long history of shamanism in Korea, remaining shamanistic relics and records are considerably few partly due to oppression following the dominance of Confucianism and modernization.
Folklorist Kim Tae-gon (1936-1996) was the first scholar who paid attention to the disappearing shamanistic practices in the 1960s when it was considered a "primitive, backward and outdated culture."
A long-lost silent film admired by historians as a rare visual account of Native American customs is being released after a private detective in North Carolina stumbled across a damaged copy. “The Daughter of Dawn” – first screened in Los Angeles in 1920 – features a large cast of Comanche and Kiowa people and shows scenes of buffalo hunting and ceremonial dances obscured by time. The copy, discovered more than a decade ago, has been restored and was screened in Texas this week, ahead of its commercial release later this year.NEW MUSIC HERITAGE, HORSES, AND TENGGER CAVALRY: INSIDE THE WORLD OF MONGOLIAN FOLK METAL
In many ways, Nature Ganganbaigal is a typical NYU student. He’s a smart, creative, thoughtful twentysomething who takes his work very seriously and is still a bit bewildered by the chaos that is New York City. He likes cider, and smiles often. He moved here to get his Master’s in music composition for film and video games, and turned down offers from universities overseas because he figured it might be difficult for him to feel welcome in tightly-knit European community, explaining that, “New York is more open-minded, and everybody comes to this country. It’s an immigrant’s country.”The Significance of Big Medicine
A live white buffalo is hard to come by, but you can still get the experience of seeing one at the Montana Historical Museum. "One out of every 5 million births there is a white buffalo…. Every day you hear people say oh let's go see Big Medicine " Said MHS Public Information Officer Tom Cook