Flashcards in Chapter 18 - Shamanic Medicine Deck (10)
What is a shaman?
An intermediary between spirit world and our world.
How do shaman's heal?
By returning lost parts of the human soul and cleansing excess negative energies.
How long has shamanism existed for?
Predates human history.
Where does shamanism come from?
It's arisen in many parts of the world.
What methods do shamans use?
They use herbs and props for both the shaman and the patient.
What types of herbs do shamans use?
Many types of herbs, often hallucinogenic.
Treatments are meant to reconnect people to...
meaning, vision, purpose, a sense of control, and culture.
What type of western medicine is similar to shamanic medicine in certain ways?
Psychology. Especially depth psychology and exposure therapy.
What movement is modern shamanism a part of?
New Age Movement.