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Native American Shaman Using Pictures on a Buffalo Robe to Cure a Young Man's Illness . . .  —  Buy this art print at

A person who have magic powers resulting from contact with the supernatural, often through dreams and trances

Something of a medicine man/priest/healer, yet the shaman is more than that. While a medicine man will tend to the sick, working with herbs, barks and the like, the shaman works more on the psychological level. He will go down on "a journey" for the benefit of the one who is ill; he will direct sacrifices, he will seek out new knowledge, and he will accompany the spirits of the dead on their journey to the afterlife.


A Shaman of the Tunguska Region, Northern Russia, in Traditional Costume . . .  —  Buy this art print at



The word shaman comes from the Siberian tribal language of Tungus (of the Ural-Altaic peoples of the arctic and central Asian regions), though the practice of shamanism is by no means limited to that area. The Eskimos, Maoris, Polynesians, Mongolians and the American Indians are some of the peoples that believe in the abilities of shamans. Their powers are often believed to be hereditary and their assistants ancestral spirits. Many have to undergo initiation ceremonies before fully realizing their powers.

Members of the societies in which shamans operate believe that the human soul can leave its body and that this results in illness. Shamans alone can enter the spirit world and recapture the soul, returning it to the sick individuals, thereby restoring health.


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Sources: (1) Spence, Lewis, An Encyclopedia of Occultism, Carol Publishing Group; (2)
Pickering, David, Cassell Dictionary of Witchcraft, Cassell Academic; (3) The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Handy Volume Edition, Oxford University Press.

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Finding the Sacred Self: A Shamanic Workbook.

Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit.

Hallucinogens and Shamanism.

Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue: Retrieving the Soul/Retrieving the Sacred (Jung and Spirituality).

Medicine Grove: A Shamanic Herbal.

Pocket Guide to Shamanism (The Crossing Press Pocket Series).

Principles of Shamanism (Principles Of).

Psychedelic Shamanism.

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Shaman: An Illustrated Guide (Living Wisdom).

Shamanic Voices: A Survey of Visionary Narratives.

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Shamanism: As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life.

So You Want to Be a Shaman: The Mystic Crafts.

The Body of Myth: Mythology, Shamanic Trance, and the Sacred Geography of the Body.

The Celtic Shaman: A Handbook (Earth Quest).

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The Sacred Heritage: The Influence of Shamanism on Analytical Psychology.

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