Khoomei is a Tuvan Siberian shamanic practice involving overtone throat singing.
One hundred eighty-one Western participants completed questionnaires after
attending Khoomei seminars, asking about the following: motivation of people to
learn shamanic throat singing; self-perception at the levels of body, energy, and mind
before-and-after the seminar; feelings and sensations from practicing throat singing;
transpersonal experience during throat singing; experience of inner vibrations from
listening to the singing; and general state and feelings after seminar. In general,
most participants reported many benefits from attending the seminars, although a
few reported mild negative effects (e.g., dizziness and sadness). Of particular interest
are the many transpersonal experiences reported (e.g., freedom from body limits and
extending mind limits).
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Matrenitsky, V., & Friedman, H. L. (2012). Matrenitsky, V., & Friedman, H. L. (2012). Transpersonal effects of exposure to shamanic use of Khoomei (Tuvan throat singing): Preliminary evaluations from training seminars [Research note]. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 31(2), 111–117.. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 31 (2). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/ijts-transpersonalstudies/vol31/iss2/13