FAITH-HEALERS IN THE HIMALAYA by Casper J. Miller|
This book is a reprint of a long out of print classic anthropological study of the shamans of Nepal. With the introduction of western medicine and so-called modern amenities, this is a fascinating account of a traditional way of life that is slowly disappearing in the Himalayan kingdom. Spirit possession, magic, witchcraft and occult healing ceremonies are still daily realities in the villages of Nepal.
Who are the people who deal with these realities on behalf afflicted members of the community? This absorbing in-depth study reveals the amazing secrets of traditional Himalayan shamans ( known locally as Jhankris) and their clients in the Dolakha district, a remote mountainous region of Nepal inhabited by the Thami people.
Author: Casper J. Miller