SHAMAN SPIRITUAL FIRE CEREMONY
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The Mongols have been shamanists since the time immemorial, and even after Buddhism was introduced to Mongolia shamanism and Buddhis co-existed until the communist regime in the 20th century.
After Mongolia threw communist rules in the early 1990s religion — in the form of Buddhism, shamanism, and other folk religions — became officially accepted again in Mongolian society. Briefly, the fundaments of Shamanist faith is all about man living in a solid harmony with the Mother Nature, thus, worships the nature, natural forces as well as man’s ancestors. Shamanists believe that every living being of the universe and the elements of the nature has a soul / spirit within it. And a shaman in general (zairan – a male shaman, and udgan – a shamaness) is a person with supernatural ability of connecting with the souls of the dead ancestors.
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