Sichingua, with assistant
Sichingua in her shamanic costume and mask, with Barter, her assistant.

Living Treasure Sichingua (Siqingua)

Sichingua, a Daur shaman in Inner Mongolia, China, has just been appointed as a Living Treasure of Shamanism by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

Sichingua came highly recommended by FSS Field Associate Kun Shi (China) and by Dr. Mihály Hoppál, President of the International Society for Shamanistic Research. Sichingua is a practicing shaman, widely known as an effective healer and a shamanic heritage keeper. She has also attracted serious attention from researchers in China and in several Asian and European countries. Sichingua has earned an excellent reputation from many ethnic groups in her region, and even from the local officials. Sichingua, 59, lives in Ewenki, Hulunbeir, Inner Mongolia. Her husband Barter is a Mongol and serves as her assistant.