Dr David C. Lewis is a social anthropologist whose research and fieldwork include not only Russia and Central Asia but also Japan and Britain. Since 1991 he has been a Research Associate of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge. He also acts as an anthropological consultant in legal cases and for several charities, in addition to freelance writing and lecturing. He is the author of two previous books: Healing: Fiction, Fantasy or Fact? (1989) and The Unseen Face of Japan (1993).
What happens when an atheist sees an angel? Or dreams about something which then happens in reality? Many people brought up as ‘atheists’ in the former USSR and Mongolia report such experiences but do not know how to interpret them. Now they are also asking questions of a ‘spiritual’ nature about the meaning of life and whether or not there is a life after death. Based on interviews with people throughout Siberia, Central Asia and European Russia about their spiritual experiences, this book brings together insights into the ‘religious’ worldview. More than 200 illustrations help to portray the lives and cultures of these people.
Publisher: CURZON PRESS