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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by witch doctors.

Usage examples (31)
  • While rituals and paraphernalia may differ somewhat from one place to another, shamanism is one of the earliest forms of religious experience.
  • An excellent account of shamanism in Siberia and European
  • Writer and anthropologist Beebe Bahrami is a specialist on shamanism.
  • “Organized shamanism,” Grijpstra rubbed his thumb and index finger. for more
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