Institutionalization of Mongolian shamanism: from primitivism to civilization

  title={Institutionalization of Mongolian shamanism: from primitivism to civilization},
  author={D. Bumochir},
  journal={Asian Ethnicity},
  pages={473 - 491}
  • D. Bumochir
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Asian Ethnicity
  • This article traced the construction of the Mongolian term and concept böö mörgöl, which denotes ‘shamanism’, later developed to böögiin shashin meaning ‘shamanic religion’. Although the term bö’e (alternatively böge or böö), referring to spiritual practitioners such as shamans, appears early in the literature from the thirteenth century onward, the combination böö mörgöl and khara shajin meaning ‘black religion’ is fairly recent and first appeared in sources from the nineteenth century. Its… CONTINUE READING
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