Type of publication: Research Article
sufi, tariqa, sheikh treatise, power, du’a, charm
The article examines magic perceptions and occult practices related to the culture of literacy and writing and the spreading of Suﬁsm among a number of peoples of the North-West Caucasus (Abaza, Adyghe, Balkar, Karachay, Nogai) in the contemporary epoch.
Khatuev, R.T. 2013. The Cult of Writing and the Magic of Literacy in the North-West Caucasus (Forms, Origins, and the Sufi Factor). Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 139-149
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