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Divine Messengers The Untold Story of Bhutan's Female Shamans

Divine Messengers The Untold Story of Bhutan's Female Shamans

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By Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Francoise Pommaret

Journalist Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and anthropologist Françoise Pommaret traveled to the Himalayas to meet seven living Bhutanese female shamans and to help make their stories known. Stephanie and Françoise offer an intimate narrative of these shamans’ spiritual experiences and important roles in society. This book also provides an overview of the history of this tradition and a translation of an autobiography of the famous eighteenth-century divine messenger, Sangay Choezom. This insightful and sensitive account is a rare look inside the world of these brave women.

Divine Messengers The Untold Story of Bhutan's Female Shamans