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Dealing with Disasters2020Dealing with Disasters

Diana Riboli et Stefano Beggiora du comité d'honneur de l'association, avec le professeur David Torri sortent un nouveau livre intitulé : Dealing with Disasters - Perspectives from Eco-Cosmologies.

"Providing a fresh look at some of the pressing issues of our world today, this collection focuses on experiential and ritualized coping practices in response to a multitude of environmental challenges—cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes, warfare and displacements of peoples and environmental resource exploitation. Eco-cosmological practices conducted by skilled healing practitioners utilize knowledge embedded in the cosmological grounding of place and experiences of place and the landscapes in which such experience is encapsulated. A range of geographic case studies are presented in this volume, exploring Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and South America. With special reference throughout to ritual as a mode of seeking the stabilization, renewal, and continuity of life processes, this volume will be of particular interest to readers working in shamanic and healing practices, environmental concerns surrounding sustainability and conservation, ethnomedical systems, and religious and ritual studies."

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Turned towards the stars

From September 12, 2020 to March 7, 2021

International Museum of Carnival and Mask - Binche-Belgium,

The people of Papua New Guinea, the Abelams are known for creating images of incredible intensity. Exhibited for the first time in Belgium, the Abelam masks come from the exceptional collection of a Canadian gallery owner, Marc Assayag.

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ExorcisingExorcising Ancestors Conquering Heaven: Himalayan Rituals in Context

Éditions VAJRA PUBLICATIONS is releasing a new book entitled:

Exorcising Ancestors Conquering Heaven: Himalayan Rituals in Context

By Brigitte Steinmann, Mukta Singh Tamang, Thuden Gyalchen Lama


This volume is a first attempt at gathering together, translating, describing and analysing an immemorial textual and oral Nepalese Buddhist heritage, doomed to disappear: a most antique form of veneration of major figures of the Buddhist religion of the Tamangs, based on Tibetan corpus. The analysis is centered around the recreation and final dissolution of both ferocious and pacific images of their gods and ancestors. Multiple dramas and rehearsals featuring the complex rules of the society and all the obstacles encountered by people in their day to day lives, are played theatrically under the guidance of the Head rnyingmapa Lama and/ or the Bard. Books, dramas, recitations, speak of fiercely combatting hordes of demons, enemies of the group, of eliminating a scapegoat and of using for this all the resources of a very high-mountain environment, though far away in fact from where the ceremony in question is performed. People claim loud and clear to have descended from kings who came from the top of an original mountain situated in the centre of the world and touching the sky.

Similarly, Funeral rites founded on a conceptualisation of the phases of death, and Teachings for the laity recited by the local bard, suggest that today’s Tamangs’ ancestors may well have been contemporaneous with ancient Mongolian societies, all of them adepts of the old Bon religion and prior to periods when the great literature of the northern Treasure-texts gterma disseminated in Nepal from the seventeenth century onwards, was introduced.

This long-term work is the result of a collective effort bringing together the skills of researchers, ethnologists and historians, passionate about the world of these Buddhist populations of Nepal.

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01 116 PanelsThe Fernet-Branca Foundation organizes

FROM OCTOBER 17, 2020 TO JANUARY 10, 2021

An EXHIBITION entitled :

An infinite world: Shamanic artists, around a collection from the Himalayas

The exhibition "An Infinite World" is the meeting of a collection of shamanic objects from the Himalayas and contemporary artists who develop a search for unity and communion.
The Himalayan collection being that of Pierre Zinck, well known to have been presented in various exhibitions, is a guarantee of quality.

Contemporary artists presented :

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At the CELSO Institute of Oriental Studies ( Galleria Mazzini 7 - Genova )

Sunday 25 October 2020
by Professor David Bellatalla


- Introduction to the study of shamanism: definition, historical aspects, domains of diffusion
- From field research to scientific analysis
- The figure of the shaman: anthropological aspects, roles and representations
- The experience of trance and altered states of consciousness
- Visions, Possessions and Ecstasy: Ethnographic and Anthropological Aspects
- Healing rituals, propitiators and soothsayers
- Therapeutic trance: from psychotropic drugs to adipose spirits

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BhoutanBHOUTAN 2

« BHOUTAN - a small country possessed by the sky » (1974)

by Ludovic and Anna SEGARRA

in the presence of Anna SEGARRA (if her state of health allows it)

and presented by François Pannier

Thursday, November 5, 2020

from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. movie room

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 222 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris.


ARCH Adrien VielProjection of 3 CHAMANS

« 3 CHAMAN » (1974 - 77 minutes)

Adrien Viel (Clerse UMR 8019 CNRS-Lille1)

Will speak about his film 3 shamans and his work on the Chepang of Nepal

Thursday, October 1, 2020

at 7 p.m. in the Jacques Kerkache Reading Room

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac 222 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris.

in partnership with the Society for Euro-Asian Studies

 Free admission

Trading Societies of Western NepalROOF OF THE WORLD NIGHTS OF OCTOBER 2020

We organize on Thursday, October 08, 2020 at 6 p.m., always at 6, rue Visconti 75006, our 52st evening.

It will be devoted to MITHILA, according to the photographic collection of Yves Véquaud.

Surprisingly, we will make a parallel with the current exhibition at the Musée Maillol on

Spirit are you there?

We will end this evening with an excerpt from the film MITHILA by Ludovic Ségarra in which Yves Véquaud had collaborated.

Reservation is strongly recommended. Free entrance.  2