Definition of shamanism in US English:

shamanism

noun

  • See shaman

    • ‘Confucianism, Taoism, and shamanism have also influenced Japanese religion.’
    • ‘He writes about shamanism, paganism, mysticism and feminism, and approaches them all with respect, compassion and mischief.’
    • ‘However, one can argue that every research into shamanism and the occult is a dangerous endeavour.’
    • ‘The cult of spirits, shamanism, and ancestor worship compose the three major parts of traditional Hmong religion.’
    • ‘Before Christian and medieval Scandinavian influence, religion involved shamanism, with practitioners mediating between the present world and the upper and nether realms of the universe.’

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