Locus Classicus

Locus Classicus – Apurist approach identifies Siberia as the classic example of shamanism, since this is where the term shaman originates, among the Evenk. Some scholars include the Arctic as part of this region because a consistent feature of these shamanisms, following Sergei Shirokogoroff’s work in Siberia, is the mastery of spirits.

SOURCE:

Historical Dictionary of Shamanism by Graham Harvey and Robert J. Wallis 2007

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