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Talks With Siberian Shamans

Photographer Alina Desyatnichenko went to the most magical land of Russia — the Baikal region — and took short interviews from the local shamans on their initiation into shamanism To understand the spirituality of the Baikal Buryats is not just difficult, but very difficult. The dominant official religions […]

Siberian Shaman Gives Interview

Interview with the Siberian shaman Alya, who wished to stay anonymous. Filmed by the TV Channel Russia-Culture in cooperation with Ethno Taiga. Translated into English by ©Excellence Reporter. Q: There are shamans in Siberia. But who are they? Probably people don’t know much about them, and what do […]

Karen Page: The Meaning of Life

Excellence Reporter: Karen, what is the meaning of life? Karen Page: I have been doing this work since I was a child, and throughout childhood, my one constant question, about pretty much everything was always “Why?”…and though I still ask “Why?” about many things, the Meaning of Life […]

Karlene Stange: The Alchemy of Life

Excellence Reporter: Karlene, what is the meaning of life? Karlene Stange: Ancient Taoists believed the purpose of life is spiritual growth through alchemy. Alchemical transformation can only occur within a cauldron of opposites. The physical body is that cauldron where yin and yang, spirit and matter unite. Here, […]