Associations to the word «Shaman»

Wiktionary

SHAMAN, noun. A traditional (prescientific) faith healer.
SHAMAN, noun. A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a religious medium between the concrete and spirit worlds.

Dictionary definition

SHAMAN, noun. In societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination.

Wise words

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