Associations to the word «Shamanism»

Wiktionary

SHAMANISM, noun. Any of a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world.

Dictionary definition

SHAMANISM, noun. Any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes).
SHAMANISM, noun. An animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne