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What is the Shaman faith about?

Someone said that they where a Practicing Shaman on one of my questions. I’ve never heard of any one being a Shaman sounds very interesting. Most every one I know is either Christian or Atheist
What are Shaman beliefs?
(Sorry if I offend any one by calling saying Shaman faith, I’m not really sure how to ask this question)

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  1. a shaman is a spiritual healer, i’m not sure of any religious associations. In many cultures there is a shaman who is essentially a doctor that does the healing of the tribe they are associated with. Why someone says that they are a practicing shaman and not refering to that they may just mean their religious views are more nature oriented and and that they are one with the earth or something like that.

  2. Some forms of Paganism have Shamans. They are holy people that practice the rituals etc of the type of Paganism they are associated with. It is common among most tribal people, like First Nation and the Mongols. They are healers, and spiritual guides. etc

  3. Being a Shaman isn’t the name of a religion, but a persons title within certain religions. A Shaman is, in some religions, the title of a wise person. A spiritual leader or guide. In other belief systems, a Shaman’s is a healer. Someone who uses natural remedies to cure spiritual, physical, mental, or emotional ailments. Hope this helps.

  4. You’re not offending anyone, it’s ok. You just honestly want to know, which is admirable.
    Shamanism is not necessarily a religion, more of a way of life. I had a spiritual teacher in India who was Hindu, but she was also a healer and a shaman.
    Shaman work with nature and the Divine to bring peace and healing into the world. Anyone can become a shaman with proper training and with an honest desire to help the world.
    Shaman believe in unity, in balance, in peace, and in compassion. They work to make this world a more harmonious, unified place.
    Email my Ymail account any specific questions and I will try to answer them.

  5. There isn’t really a “shaman faith,” so to speak. Various cultures had spiritual advisors (and, occasionally, leaders) called shamans.
    The actual beliefs varied from culture to culture, but many saw shamans as a link or intermediary between the sacred and the mundane world. Sometimes, shamans acted as divine oracles, or were at least used to interpret allegedly divine signs. Some were regarded as healers. Others helped members of the community reach the land of the dead peacefully by embarking on spiritual journeys to help the recently deceased. Still others held an advisory roll, much as a priest might do for his congregation. It’s quite possible for them to have many different duties. Again, I can’t stress enough that the role varied between cultures. What any given shaman might have done in his community or religion may not have been what another shaman was doing in his community or religion.

  6. there`s different ways of shamanism. it goes from manipulating the weather in order to gain a good season harvest to entering in to a higher state of consciousness to communicate with beings of other dimensions,healing the sick to even put malignant spell on others.
    and also posses a strong psychics abilities. the way u know that u had met a real shaman from a person who`s full of B.S.,is by the ability of there manifestations. if u want to have an idea of good shaman vs evil shaman,watch the movie the ron howard`s the missing.

  7. True Shamans, which are reserved to a specific culture, are spiritual healers. What everyone refers to as a shaman can be almost anyone who uses nature as a base for spirituality.
    As a neo-shaman, I believe in the utilization of the elements and the spirits for healing, strengthening, or destruction. If you are really curious you can check out my blog at http://neoshamanism.blogspot.com/ for more details.

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