Summing up the result of a research of a totemic problem, the author came to a conclusion that Totemism arose owing to impact of insuperable circumstances on mentality of the person of the emergency situation taking place fifty eight thousand years ago.
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The author, a professional historian, finds out how and why there was a stagnation in the study of the causes of the origin of totemic beliefs. The idea of this small brochure was born after the refusal of the leading anthropological journals to publish an article on the subject. Correspondence with editors of magazines in English and the Russian original of article is added to it.