The Religions of Mongolia

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Religion - 146 pages
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In this study Walther Heissig focuses on the existence in Mongolia of religious forms which have more ancient roots even than Buddhism. Professor Heissig is mainly concerned in the present book with those beliefs and concepts which belong to the non-Buddhist folk religion of the Mongols.
 

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Contents

The shamanism of the Mongols
6
The spread of Lamaism
24
The Lamaist suppression of shamanism
36
The Mongolian folk religion and its pantheon
46
Chronological table
111
Bibliography
128
Indexglossary
139
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