shamanism

[ UK /ʃˈæmənˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈʃeɪməˌnɪzm/ ]
NOUN
  1. an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
  2. any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
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How To Use shamanism In A Sentence

  • For instance, I've learned something about Indian beliefs concerning illness and shamanism. HOUR OF THE HUNTER
  • Although Shamanism spreaded in the qidan society, systemic and complete classic and doctrine had not formed.
  • She has explored various religions and ways of thought throughout her life, from Christianity to agnosticism and Taoism to animism and shamanism to Gnosticism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Haunted Land takes us from pre-history to modern times, from Shamanism, through the wild hunt of Europe, to witches, werewolves and vampires and ends with road ghosts, spectral figures and phantom hitch-hikers.
  • Confucianism, Taoism, and shamanism have also influenced Japanese religion.
  • Shamanism is an ancient religion that includes belief in animism, deities, and demons.
  • He writes about shamanism, paganism, mysticism and feminism, and approaches them all with respect, compassion and mischief.
  • Korean shamanism is very, very materialistic and this-worldly, as Koreans tend to be.
  • In American Indian traditions, witchery is different from Shamanism, though in many traditions, the two are separated by intent. ...um, Hellboy? Witches? Conan?
  • Since Buddhism was not seen to be in conflict with the rites of nature worship, it was able to naturally blend in with Shamanism.
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