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1

What is a shaman?

An intermediary between spirit world and our world.

2

How do shaman's heal?

By returning lost parts of the human soul and cleansing excess negative energies.

3

How long has shamanism existed for?

Predates human history.

4

Where does shamanism come from?

It's arisen in many parts of the world.

5

What methods do shamans use?

They use herbs and props for both the shaman and the patient.

6

What types of herbs do shamans use?

Many types of herbs, often hallucinogenic.

7

Treatments are meant to reconnect people to...

meaning, vision, purpose, a sense of control, and culture.

8

What type of western medicine is similar to shamanic medicine in certain ways?

Psychology. Especially depth psychology and exposure therapy.

9

What movement is modern shamanism a part of?

New Age Movement.

10

What are some problematic aspects of modern shamanism?

Intellectual property stolen from native peoples.