Shamans, cultural activists and spiritual practitioners from around the world gathered recently in the mountains of Central Asia to conduct a ceremony in protection of sacred sites. The group met for four days in the Uch Enmek natural ethno-park in Karakol, where – amidst breath-taking landscape – it performed a native fire ceremony designed to call forth “the Spirits of Altai.”
The group, comprised of representatives from the Altai Republic, the Republic of Buryatia, Irkutsk region, the Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Kamchatka of the Russian Federation, as well as representatives from Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, USA and Great Britain, released a statement about their rights to protect their sacred sites thatwas addressed to world leaders, its own peoples, and to the international community.
Click here to download the Statement in English.
Click here to download the Statement in Russian