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Religions, Volume 11, Issue 6 (June 2020) – 49 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The paper introduces the artistic and healing work of Peter Armstrand, a Swedish Sámi shaman and [...] Read more. The paper introduces the artistic and healing work of Peter Armstrand, a Swedish Sámi shaman and drum-maker living in the Sámi homeland area of Kiruna in the Arctic Circle, Sweden. Armstrand’s work reflects the important roles and functions symbolism and art play in connection with the maintenance of spiritual traditions and healing practices as well as reuse of cultural heritage. The central theme in the research, which is characterized through interviews with Armstrand, places emphasis on what value various personifications of the Sun have as a solar deity and healing force within Sámi pre-Christian religion and contemporary culture and its place within cosmological landscapes on sacred shaman drums past and present. The reuse of old symbolism demonstrates in what ways the past and present are linked with each other through the artist’s work and how Sámi traditions are being restored. View this paper