The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: clairvoyance and shamans
medium: diaries
person: Bisho/ of Namsang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 11.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: On the way Dzemang told me about a man from Namsang called Bisho who is well known for his clairvoyance and curing of illnesses. In general he does not actually do the healing himself, he does not even need to see the sick person, but he tells what needs to be done and which animals have to be sacrificed. However he is not a shaman like Limnia, Lemang or Shopong. Even the Ang of Mon has called for him to say why the Ang's wife has no children.