Central Asian Shamanism
An examination of the belief systems of certain nomadic Indo-Aryan peoples of 5000-3000 BC and how they influenced Chinese religion.
“In 5000 BCE the Nomadic Indo-Aryan tribesmen known as the Praziks were a tribal society. The Praziks were one branch of Caucasians who probably spoke a Proto-Indo-European dialect of the Indo-Aryan language. The Taklamakanians whom I believe to have been the descendants of the Praziks began to intermarry and exchange cultural ties with north central Mongoloid or Asian peoples just prier to the Hsia dynasty, 2500BCE-1500BCE. The cultural exchange between the early Mongoloid peoples of Shing-jiang with Koreans, and Han Chinese, altered the religious beliefs of both groups each respectively. The shamanistic beliefs utilized by the Tucharian’s were the root of shamanistic beliefs, which later spread throughout northern china and its neighboring countries. ”