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Establishing the World: Hmong Shamans.

Conquergood, Dwight.

Hmong society is rooted in a strong spiritual core and the shaman plays a vital role as healer. He or she is able to travel between the physical world and the spiritual world seeking out the life souls that must be brought into unison to allow the body to be healthy. According to Hmong belief the body is a repository of many life souls. This excerpt from the ethnographic commentary to I Am A Shaman helps to explain much that has puzzled westerners about Hmong culture and medicine.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
19 (2): 5-10.
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Reporter 19 (2)

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