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Who Agrees that shamanism is The "Original Religion" ?

Shamanism isn’t a “Religion” but it is more proven to be original than any other.
Abrahamic followers say that Judaism is the First Religion but before the Semitic people followed Abrahamic Monotheism, they had both Monotheist and “Pagan” beliefs, and Paganism was more popular.
In Paganism there are a few Practices known as Polytheism, Mysticism, and Animism(or Naturalism).
Their is also a more original Practice known as Shamanism.
Shamanism was practiced by “Cave Men” as a way of communicating with the Gods (or God) for advice, this advice eventually transformed into Paganism.
What does everybody think?
I am sorry if anybody is offended by this, it is not deliberately offensive and i would like everybody to try their best to not post offensive answers to me of others please.


  1. I think you are right. Many years ago when humans were living in caves, they had an extremely close relationship to nature. This is evidenced in many cave paintings and drawings which were often used as a form of magick (with drawings of animals to ensure a good hunt, etc)
    Primitive people also knew what plants to use for healing and medecines. They danced and raised spiritual energy. They developed fertility rituals and rituals for dealing with their dead. They had a very close connection to nature in many various ways. All this formed the basis of ancient religion.

  2. Shamanism is not the “Original Religion”.
    The only true religion is that founded by the Creator of Heaven and Earth and that is Jesus Christ.
    ” In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”(Gen 1:1)
    “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
    2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
    3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God *created and made.
    4 ¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,”(Gen 2:1-4)
    The 7th day sabbath of the Lord thy God is the sign of the True God of heaven and earth.
    “All things were created by the Son of God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. . . . All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.” John 1:1-3. And since the Sabbath is a memorial of the work of creation, it is a token of the love and power of Christ. The Sabbath calls our thoughts to nature, and brings us into communion with the Creator. In the song of the bird, the sighing of the trees, and the music of the sea, we still may hear His voice who talked with Adam in Eden in the cool of the day. And as we behold His power in nature we find comfort, for the word that created all things is that which speaks life to the soul. He “who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:6.”(Desire of Ages, 281-282)
    Therefore the Christian religion is the oldest religion bar none.
    All other religions came AFTER the creation and are purely the imaginations of men.

  3. It is likely that this came along abaout the same time (or before!) Judaism. (Which is to say, a very long time ago.) Even in the Bible it says something about people practicing “magic” to “talk” to the “Gods,” which is what a shamins suposedly do.

  4. i’m pagan, but i can see your point . so until i get further information to the contrary, i agree with your statement.
    *sigh* that is so irritating. they use a book that has been so altered over centuries as to be unrecognizable to the original and then quote it to prove their point. sorry. soo not interested. rather read a book of hieroglyphics from an Egyptian temple. i’d believe it more.
    actualy, thats not accurate. “Paganism is anything that Judeo-christianism is not” or some such. actualy there are many religions that don’t fall under the umbrella of Judeo-Christianism that have naught to do with Paganism. Buddhism for example. and i am sure there are many others.

  5. We have no idea what cave men practiced. None. Shamanism is a particular method of connecting with the gods. We have no way of knowing what the cave men did, nor do we know who or what they worshipped.
    “Paganism” isn’t a singular practice. It’s anything that isn’t Judeo-Christian. Polytheism isn’t a practice. it just means you believe in multiple gods. Mysticism is found both within and without paganism. Animism is, like polytheism, another way people view the divine.
    I do not agree with your statement because your quesiton is based entirely on faulty facts. We will never know what the first religion was, due to lack of evidence. The “original religion” doesn’t even make sense, becuase it presumes that all other religions stemmed from one religion (the original). There’s no evidence to suggest that, and considering how separated groups of early humans were from each other, I find highly unlikely. Different religions evolved in different places at different times.

  6. I’m gonna disagree. As has been pointed out, we have no evidence that the paleolithic people believed in anything even remotely resembling modern animism or any other religion for that matter. All the speculation of Campbell and others, while intriguing, is still just guesswork.
    As for shamanism dealing with gods, it actually has more to do with spirits, though that all depends on the individual culture. If anything, ancestor worship and animism are older than deity-worship, and quite possibly older than shamanism.


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