In this research project we study the ways of how the transportable sacredness is being created through music and sounds in contemporary shamanism. The focus is on how sounds and music create both the sacred space and healing experience both in Finland and in the United Kingdom. In the context of shamanic rituals, the main objective of this study is to find out how the contemporary shamanic practitioners use musically induced sacred space in the promotion of individual wellbeing and health. In addition, the study aims to find out how musical instruments are used in the creation of transportable sacred space.
The arguments used are based on the use of instruments and their sounds act as transformative tools changing the space in which healing takes place. The sacred space created with the sound venerates the shamanic practitioners, the spirits around them, and the ritual in a physical representation.
Contact: Elina Hytönen-Ng, firstname.lastname@example.org