anyone heard of shamanism?

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I have. Neat religion.


yes it is an eastern religion! It’s pretty cool!


Of course.

khorat k

I am a Shaman.


Yes. I practice it a bit myself, as a minor mystical thing [I’m not good at it, as I don’t like the feelings I get]


it’s not a religion, it’s a way of practicing ritual common to many societies around the world in which hierarchal forms of authority had not imposed themselves.


good gracious!… many more will they invent?


Shamanism is an Egyptian festival that is been done sine the Pharaohs …. DDD


I have.
…but I prefer druidism. 😉

Marci G

I have heard of it. Do you want to know something about it? From what I understand a Shaman is a type of medicine man and has a connection to the spirit world. Here is a website where I learned about Shamanism from.


Per “Oxford Dictionary of Current English, Third Edition:””Shamanism” involves “people who are believed to be able to contact good and evil spirits.” Do what you want, but I’d stay away from them. It can be dangerous.

Robert B

yes it is the predecessor of science, and but it dealt with every aspect of life. Not a religion or belief system, shaman where required to get effective results or suffer the consequences.

The Seal Of Orichalcos

Shamanism refers to a range of traditional beliefs and practices similar to Animism that claim the ability to diagnose and cure human suffering and, in some societies, the ability to cause suffering. This is believed to be accomplished by traversing the axis mundi and forming a special relationship with, or gaining control over, spirits. Shamans have been credited with the ability to control the weather, divination, the interpretation of dreams, astral projection, and traveling to upper and lower worlds. Shamanistic traditions have existed throughout the world since prehistoric times.
Some anthropologists and religion scholars define a shaman as an intermediary between the natural and spiritual world, who travels between worlds in a state of trance. Once in the spirit world, the shaman would commune with the spirits for assistance in healing, hunting or weather management. Ripinsky-Naxon describes shamans as, “People who have a strong interest in their surrounding environment and the society of which they are a part.”
Other anthropologists critique the term “shamanism”, arguing that it is a culturally specific word and institution and that by expanding it to fit any healer from any traditional society it produces a false unity between these cultures and creates a false idea of an initial human religion predating all others. However, others say that these anthropologists simply fail to recognize the commonalities between otherwise diverse traditional societies.
Shamanism is based on the premise that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. In contrast to animism and animatism, which any and usually all members of a society practice, shamanism requires specialized knowledge or abilities. It could be said that shamans are the experts employed by animists or animist communities. Shamans are not, however, often organized into full-time ritual or spiritual associations, as are priests

Suspendor of Disbelief

Sure. The very first religion. Practiced by primitive peoples around the world. In a previous life I was a master. (about 800 yrs ago)


Shamanism and Animism is where spirituality and religion started. In ancient times primitive people use to believe in animal spirits and nature spirits. These spirits were good and evil (evil meaning malignant or likely to cause harm). These people use to invoke spirits to help them in their hunt or in tribal wars. They use to travel into other spiritual realms to do astral magick or dream magick. Obviously they didn’t call it by the modern terms such as Shamanism, Animsim or magick, but it is exactly the same thing as Shamans are doing today.


yes it is an old egyptian religion…
and NO it is not a satanic cult… not saying some who are in it give it a bad rep by their ways but the actual religion is not a satanic cult.. some people think that anything other then christianity is satanic, which when it all comes down to it christianity is the biggest religion that actually believes satan exists..


Yeah. My soulmate practices it. It is really cool.


Yes, considering I am a shaman (I’m also Buddhist).


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