shamanism place of worship is called ?

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*~Ariel Brigalow Moondust~*

Although Shamanism originally meant a spirit walker/healer from the tribes of Siberia, today it has taken on the meaning of someone who walks between the worlds.
The distinguishing characteristic of shamanism is its focus on an ecstatic trance state in which the soul of the shaman is believed to leave the body and ascend to the sky (heavens) or descend into the earth (underworld). The shaman makes use of spirit helpers, with whom he or she communicates to aid in whatever magical act the shaman is undertaking.
Place of worship is within ones self.

Rachelle Cadence of Shangri La

Shamanism refers to a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world.Shamans have 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.
The shaman may fulfill multiple functions in the community, such as healing, leading a sacrifice; preserving the tradition by storytelling and songs, fortune-telling; acting as a psychopomp (literal meaning, “guide of souls”). As a psychopomp, the shaman may accompany the incarnating soul of a newborn baby, or inversely, the departing soul of the newly-dead. Shamans act as “mediators” in their culture. The shaman is seen as communicating with the spirits on behalf of the community, including the spirits of the dead.


The shaman doesn’t worship, per se. Shamanism is as much an attitude toward life as it is a religion or phiosophy, He/she goes to a still place and meditates, to connect with the natural and spirit world. There are many traditions in shamanism, but the root remains the same. They all feel the awareness, of the body being the earth, and the soul the wind blowiing through it, of the interconnectedness of things. It is very difficult to explain just exactly what it is to be a shaman, it is not like being a witch, tho sometimes shamans use the same tools. A shaman knows how to manipulate the natural and physical world in magic, knows how to heal, and is a teacher. To quote from Wisdomkeeper Lama Khemsar Rinpoche, Tibetan shaman, “We should perform our body actions, speech actions, thought actions with mindfulness while understanding the law of cause and effect. And always try to dedicate themselves toward doing wholesome deeds, rather than unwholesome deeds. This is our great shamanic way of healing. This is my message.”


There’s no “temple” or other place; often shamans will practice in the home of their patients, or in their own homes. A public ritual may be held in the middle of the village.
Read these if you want to know more about shamanism: (some book reviews)
By the time you get done with reading these pages and a few of the books recommended in the last link you should at least have a beginning idea of what shamans do and how people become shamans. It really depends on the culture.


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