Lappish Magic

Posted by ninjagrr
May 16 2011

One thing, however, is clear: it is musical magic predetermined function shamanic drum – not magic noise. The proof is the fact that even where a drum is used instead of onions – like Lebedinsky Tatars and some of Altai, – we always deal with an instrument of magical music and not protected against the demons: we do not find the arrows and the bow is considered to be single-string instrument. Also, Kyrgyz bucks used for entering a trance is not a tambourine, and kobuz – String tool. Trance, as in the Siberian shamans, is achieved through dance, a magical melody playing at the kobuze. Dance, as we shall see, plays the shaman's ecstatic journey to heaven.

This means that the magic music, the symbolism of the shaman costume and drum, the dance of shaman are the means of implementation and magical journey. Stick with a horse's head, who bore called 'horses', confirm the same symbolism. Ugric peoples unknown drawings on the shaman's drum. But Lappish shamans decorate their drums even richer than the Tartars. In a large labor Manker of Lapland Magic tambourine we find reproductions exhaustive analysis of very many pictures. Not always easy to identify the mythical characters and values of all the images, sometimes very mysterious. Usually Lapland diamonds represent three cosmic spheres, separated by border lines. In heaven, we distinguish between the moon and sun gods and goddesses (formed, probably influenced by Norse mythology), birds (swans, cuckoo, etc.), tambourine, sacrificial animals, etc.; The World Tree, a lot of mythical characters, the shamans, the boats, the god of hunting, horsemen, etc., inhabit an intermediate space (Land) of the gods of the Underworld, shamans with the dead, snakes and birds we find in the lower area.

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