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Presentation of david Bellatalla's book "The Thousand Faces of the Shaman" in Asiago - 21 September 2019

Saturday 21/9/2019 at 17:00
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i mille volti dello sciamano - David Bellatalla

David Bellatalla presents his book to Asiago

On Saturday, September 21, 2019,the presentation of the book "The Thousand Faces of the Shaman" will be held at the Council Hall of the City of Asiago. In search of the subtle self" by David Bellatalla,an anthropologist of international renown.

During the meeting, which will begin at 17.00,the author will talk about shamanism,a fascinating theme covered within the book.

At the end of the meeting, an aperitif willfollow with the author, in which those present will learn more about the well-known anthropologist and confront him.


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The proceeds will be used to support the GER for LIFE project in Mongolia.


THE MILLE VOLTI OF THE SCIAMANO

Shamanism is in itself the irrational par excellence, an unstable territory where our intellect can only jump between circumscribed episodes and subjective interpretations, between temporary findings and explanations mediated by cultural models, for find yourself each time at the starting point.

This work, far from offering an exhaustive picture of shamanism, aims to offer a glimpse into the complex landscape of ecstasy, shamanic travel and the transcultural and psycho/symbolic elements associated with it.


DAVID BELLATALLA

David Bellatalla was born in La Spezia, a university researcher and scholar of nomadism and shamanism, for more than twenty-five years he has been researching in the field in the anthropological field; He taught Cultural Anthropology at the UWA University of Western Australia and the MUIS Mongolian National University in Ulan Bator. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and since 2016 of the Institute of Oriental Studies in Genoa.

In 2013 he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Mongolian Red Cross for his humanitarian work; in 2016 the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International for research and humanitarian actions; he has also received international awards and awards for his academic activities, for humanitarian and literary works, including the Montale Prize for Literature in 2018 for the volume "Eugenio Ghersi: On the Plateau of the Thin Ele, an unpublished diary of the Italian Scientific Expedition in Western Tibet in 1933" for Montura Editing types.

He has traveled, studied and told about ethnic peoples and minorities around the world, making documentaries, photographic exhibitions, scientific publications and photographic articles for industry magazines.

Among his publications: Shamanism and Sacred; Mongolia: in the Land of Cloud Chasers; Trekking in the Andes Farm; Eugenio Ghersi; a Ligurian Sailor on the World Roof; Tsaatan: The Reindeer Men of Mongolia; Beyond the Undiscovered Soul; On Journey with the Clouds.

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