Buryat Mongol Homepage:
Shamanism, Folklore, and Poetry
visions from the land of Baikal and the Sayan Mountains
Welcome to the rich culture of Siberia! This page is about the shamanism, folklore, history and poetry of the Buryats
The magical land of Lake Baikal, the great Siberian taiga, and the Sayan Mountains has produced a unique culture that is world renowned for its shamanist traditions and epic poetry.
Some of the things you will find on this page as it is being built is information and links about
:

Buryat Shamanism

Folklore and Mythology

Translation of the Geser Epic into English

The Ancient Teaching of Geser Khan

Circle of Tengerism, the new voice of Siberian Shamanism on the Web New!!!

Modern Buryat Poetry and Literature

Buryat-Mongolian History

Baikal Links Page

The Buryat Mongolian Ger

Buryat Traditional Clothing

Forging New Traditions for the Future

Native Peoples of Siberia

Shamanism from other Siberian Traditions

The Mongolian Shamans’ Association

The Geser Fund: Raising Conciousness for the Future

The Opressed Hazara Mongol Minority in Afganistan

About the Hazara Mongols: Articles of Repression of the Hazara Mongols


Oppose Religious Intolerance!!!

In many parts of the world people associated with organized religion have intentionally dishonored or desecrated sites sacred to indigenous people. Here is the desecration of the Shaman Rock on Olkhon Island by members of a Pentecostal congregation from Irkutsk. This place, where the white-headed eagle is believed to have descended from Heaven to become the first shaman, is one of the most sacred sites in Mongolian shamanism. Here the missionaries pose proudly over their inscription of “Jesus is Lord” on this holy rock.

Sain baina uu?
I am the foreign outreach representative of the Mongolian Shamans’ Center, called Golomt, or Gulamta in Buryat Mongolian. Golomt means “place of the fire,” it is the place where Father Heaven and Mother Earth meet and is the symbolic center of the world in Buryat-Mongolian shamanism. The tradition of Buryat-Mongolian shamanism is at least 5000 years old, probably much older, and Buryat culture represents one of the oldest cultural traditions on earth. The wisdom of Siberian shamanism is applicable in the modern world today. Its basic principles are reverence for the earth and sky, keeping the world and one’s personal life in balance, and personal responsibility.
I hope that as this page develops that the information that will be presented here will be interesting and useful for you.
May Father Heaven, Mother Earth, and the ancestors bring you blessing and power in all that you do!
Sarangerel Odigon(Moonlight Shamaness)
Golomt Center for Shamanist Studies
Please come back soon and visit me.
Bayartai!


Important Notice!

The Golomt Center for Shamanic Studies is not associated with the Golomt Center portrayed in L. Murli’s film “Call for Grace.” Having set fees for rituals and a cashier may be customary in Tibetan Buddhist temples in Mongolia but for traditional shamans donations are voluntary and decided for by the client himself/herself. The practices shown in the movie should not be perceived as being typical of all Mongolian shamans.

Beware of Impostors!

It has come to the attention of the Golomt Center for Shamanic Studies and the Asian Shamans’ Association that a newly popular Russian cult, led by teachers called Shri Ganesha, Shri Jnan Avatar Muni, Shaman of Siberia, Altai Kam, and others, is now passing off its teachings as being Mongolian and Siberian shamanic teachings. They most certainly are not. Police agencies in Russia charactrize their Belovodie cult (also known by a host of other names) as “destructive and totalitarian” and the leaders of the cult are currently facing incarceration for a number of criminal activities. If you know Russian please read the anti-Belovodie cult page at . Beware of so-called shamans offering teachings about Shambala and Belovodie (Olga Kharitidi is NOT part of this organization). Shambala and Belovodie are Tibetan Buddhist and Russian mystical teachings popularized by Nicholas Rerikh and have nothing to do with traditional Siberian shamanic teachings. This page is devoted to providing information about the ancient Mongolian culture and religion and our organization is dedicated to the preservation and revival of these traditions. We are NOT shamanic fundamentalists, we welcome the free communication and exploration of ideas; indeed each person has their own path. We do however oppose the use of the names and symbols of our traditions in order to lend credence to a new belief and vision and are offended by these new beliefs being called the “secret” teachings of Siberian shamans.

Links to other sites on the Web

The Buryat Republic Home Page, lots of information about Buryatia. Russian and English pages available

All about the Great Mongola Empire, and the most famous Buryat Mongol in history, Chinggis Khan

Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization (Buryatia is a member)

Mongolia on Line: Mongolian and English pages available

See the incredibly beautiful Sayan Mountains of western Buryatia

Traditional Buryat Feast

A Buryat Gentleman Farmer


A Buryat Oboo Ceremony

Visiting Ulan Ude and Galtai

Buryatia Online (in Russian)

Tsyden-Damba’s Home Page (in Russian)

Digest of buryat Newspapers (in Russian)

Read my Guestbook

Sign my Guestbook

© 1997 Sarangerel Odigon

The Soyombo, an ancient Shamanist symbol of all Mongolian peoples. The moon, sun, and fire represent the origin of the Mongols. The horizontal rectangles represent honesty and justice and the triangles signify victory. The yin-yang symbol represents vigilance, for it represents two fish, and fish never sleep. The two upright lines represent the strength of friendship, for two friends standing together are stronger
than walls of stone.
Note that the Soyombo also decorates the Buryat national flag below


Pray for peace!

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