Shamanism - Science topic
An intermediate stage between polytheism and monotheism, which assumes a "Great Spirit", with lesser deities subordinated. With the beginnings of shamanism there was the advent of the medicine man or witch doctor, who assumed a supervisory relation to disease and its cure. Formally, shamanism is a religion of Ural-Altaic peoples of Northern Asia and Europe, characterized by the belief that the unseen world of gods, demons, ancestral spirits is responsive only to shamans. The Indians of North and South America entertain religious practices similar to the Ural-Altaic shamanism. The word shaman comes from the Tungusic (Manchuria and Siberia) saman, meaning Buddhist monk. The shaman handles disease almost entirely by psychotherapeutic means; he frightens away the demons of disease by assuming a terrifying mien. (From Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, p22; from Webster, 3d ed)
Questions related to Shamanism
As-Is = Fences @Law #Purpose ^Reason *Material %Witness (Breath: Semantics)
To-Be = Defenses @Privacy #Matters ^Resident *Transparency %Actualize (COI: Cushion)
The Bridge Between As-Is and To-Be = Offense @Shaman #Humanity ^Why *IT %IS (BEST: ISIS)
Commentary: We all have something "SPECIAL" to offer our PlanET = Plan for E.T. == YES
He said the passage came to him when i was born at 3:00pm in the afternoon in a pouring rain storm.
@As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
i'm grateful to those of you who could see past what "i am"
We are curious about the role of individuals who identify as shamanic practitioners or neoshamans within their identified communities. Our research will focus on developing a set of interview questions to perform an ethnographic study to understand better how neoshamans are 'called' to their practice, the training they undertake, which shamanic healing techniques they perform, and their relationship to healing the communities they identify with.
I'm looking for transcripts of interviews with indigenous shamans and would welcome information on where I might one or more of these.
The shamanic tradition is unimportant, as is geography. What is important is that they are complete interviews with shamans who are indigenous to their community.
Grateful for any help with this.
Superstitious health beliefs abound in traditional societies. Many people believe in shamanism, sorcery, spirit possession, witchcraft, evil eye, magic, charms, luck, etc. and often resort to shamans for supernatural healing. Those who seek medical help from the shamanic healers are often blamed for their superstitious beliefs and practices and non-compliance and non-adherence to the medical advice. Superstitious beliefs are culturally rooted and exist throughout the world. Biomedicine is described as ‘scientific medicine,’ and biomedical practices logical and rational. Do you agree that all biomedical practices are free from superstitions and biomedical practitioners do away with superstitions?
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Do you have any data to support such a position?
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I'm looking for Chilean researchers interested in psychedelic research for sharing ideas and research projects.