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Olga Kharitidi was faced with integrating her work as a psychiatrist in a hospital with her induction as an apprentice to Umai, a Siberian shamaness who saw her healing potential. This chance encounter during a trip to the remote Altai mountains of her birth prompted her to apply these newly gained insights and methods to her practice, with stunning results. She traveled throughout Siberia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan to learn more of the indigenous wisdom and practice, which she contrasts with descriptions of life in her home country. Her book is "Entering the Circle: Ancient Secrets of Siberian Wisdom Discovered by a Russian Psychiatrist"
From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on September 26, 1996 on the nationally syndicated radio program The Laura Lee Show. See more at www.lauralee.com