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The Calendar Issue
March 14, 2001

The Calendar Issue

By Linda DeLaine

A brief look at the often time confusing issue of the 'old' and 'new' calendars used by Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church. This article contains links to indepth and more technical material on the subject.

Shaman and Native Mysticism
August 18, 2000

Shaman and Native Mysticism

By Linda DeLaine

The term Shaman is both a noun and a verb. It is from the Tungus language and is seen as saman or haman. The actions of the Shaman are, what western explorers referred to as, Shamanism. It is the oldest known demonstration of human spirituality.

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