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Oct 6 2016

Talk on Shamanism

Meet Koitso Salil Mukhia alias Salil on 6th October and step into a world of spirits, rituals and healing.

This 90 minute session will introduce you to Shamanism and way of the drums, earth and symbols. This is a run-up event for the coming weekend –Story Exhibit, Story-telling Sessions & Book Launch

Often shrouded in the mystic veils of the forbidding mountains, the ancient practices have existed for tens of thousands of years and continue to survive the modern times. While greatly endangered and facing irreversible loss of oral transmissions, the shamanic traditions of the mountains continue to remind us of our ties with the natural world, a primordial relationship of energies that cannot be broken.

During the interactive talk, Koitso leads you through the ages before our times and teachings of Yeti while exploring the role of ritual drums for altering conscious awareness and use of shamanic archetypes and symbols for personal shifts in consciousness.

About Storyteller Koitso

Koitso Salil Mukhia is from the Kiranti indigenous community of the Eastern Himalayas and from the Koinch, Bung Naa group – one of the smaller linguistic tribes. An initiate into native shamanism as a young child of 6 and working to document the sacred traditions of tribal cultures and retell vanishing stories, his effort over the last 15 years, both as a storyteller and traditional healer brings the lesser known traditions of tribal India before the mainstream. Founder of Acoustic Traditional and Festival of Indigenous Storytellers, he continues to keep alive his traditional practices and weave in his knowledge of stories, sounds and healing, making them accessible in the hope of bringing forward the relevance of tribal oral traditions.

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