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Religion Shamanism FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Shamanism.

This FAQ about Religion-Shamanism was compiled and written by Dean Edwards, Stef Jones, Jilara, Jane Beckman, Ann Albers with numerous contributions by others.

-01 soc.religion.shamanism:
Who Are The Moderators?...
-02 Charter of soc.religion.shamanism
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-03 Why is this news group in the soc.religion hierarchy?
There have been some questions raised about the name of ...
-04 Where does the word "shaman" come from and how does it relate to "shamanism"?
The practice, study and experience of the shaman is ...
-05 soc.religion.shamanism: Submissions details
A. At USENET sites that provide automatic mailing in support of ...
-06 soc.religion.shamanism: Comments on etiquette
The following suggestions are offered for your consideration ...
-07 soc.religion.shamanism: Comments on flames:
The newsgroup will be subject to conventions of network etiquette....
-08 Shamanic Terms And Concepts
There are a number of terms which are used frequently in discussions ...
-09 Shaman
A master of archaic techniques of ecstasy. (Eliade, 1951)....
-10 Shamanism
The religious psychic and spiritual practices of a shaman,...
-11 Historical Shamanism
Traditional native systems and traditions of ...
-12 Contemporary Shamanism
The practices of contemporary shamans ...
-13 Traditional Shamanism
Native traditional practices of those ...
-14 Non-traditional Shamanism
Often at least loosely based on ...
-15 Neo-shamanism
A movement which has grown out of a ...
-16 Pseudo-shamanism
A term applied to non-ecstatic visionary traditions ...
-17 Core Shamanism
A term used by Michael Harner and others associated ...
-18 The Harner Method (self counseling)
-19 Shamanics
A term used by Kenneth Meadows which focuses on many of ...
-20 Techno-shamanism
The use of technology to enhance and enter ...
-21 Shamanic Tradition
Systems of religious and spiritual practice ...
-22 Siberian Complex
The native cultural traditions of Siberia,...
-23 Circumpolar Shamanic Tradition
The native traditional ...
-24 Post-Shamanic
While shamanism may be readily identified among ...
-25 Guardian Spirit
A spirit which protects, instructs or assists a ...
-26 Spirit Guide
An entity which provides guidance or answers in non-standard ...
-27 Tutelary Spirit
A spirit which instructs a shaman or other person....
-28 Spirit Teacher
A spirit or energy being that acts as a teacher for a person. Can be ...
-29 Spirit Helper
A spirit, often subordinate to the shaman who assists ...
-30 Power Animal
A spirit perceived as taking an animal form which ...
-31 Nature Spirit
A spirit which embodies the essence of an ...
-32 Spirit Wife/Husband/Spouse/Lover
A spirit who engages the ...
-33 Totem
animal spirit that is among your mythological ...
-34 Totem Place/Totemic Site
A location (most often) without specific ...
-35 Totemism
A system of practice, belief in or use of totems....
-36 Soul
In shamanism, soul is the life force of a person, animal, plant,...
-37 Mystical Ecstasy
In the ecstatic experience of a mystic, ...
-38 Shamanic Ecstasy
The ecstatic experience by which the shaman ...
-39 Shamanic Flight
The journey of a shaman while in trance into ...
-40 Journey/Journeying/Journey of Soul/Soul Travel
The journey of ...
-41 Ascent of Soul/Ascension
The experience of the ...
-42 Shamanic Healing
-43 Shamanic Counseling
Shamanic consultations, healings and soul ...
-44 Soul Loss
The loss of the spiritual or psychic energies of the ...
-45 Soul Retrieval
The retrieval of lost or stolen life essence ...
-46 Psychopomp
A spirit or individual or divine entity which ...
-47 Shamanizing
The experience of the shaman working while ...
-48 Call (shamanic)
Shamans are 'called' by Spirit, Soul or by ...
-49 Shamanic Sickness
When someone is called to become a shaman this ...
-50 Shamanic Initiation
There are both inner and outer initiatory ...
-51 Great Shaman/Celestial Shaman
This numinous figure is found ...
-52 First Shaman
The first shaman may be either a reference to ...
-53 Runesinger
In historical Finnish shamanism a runesinger was ...
-54 Shapeshifting, Shapechanging
A motif frequently encountered in ...
-55 Axis Mundi
The Axis of the World around which the Earth and ...
-56 World/Cosmic/Universal Tree
A symbolic representation of ...
-57 World/Cosmic Pillar/Column
A symbolic representation of Spirit as ...
-58 World/Cosmic Mountain
A symbolic representation of Spirit as ...
-59 The Sacred River
Another representation of Spirit, the river may ...
-60 The Pole Star
In Siberian shamanic tradition, the northern is ...
-61 Otherworld/Faerie
The realm of the Tuatha de Danann and other ...
-62 Non-Ordinary Reality
In the Harner Method of shamanic journeying,...
-63 Ordinary Reality
Normal everyday reality and the physical world ...
-64 Lower Earth/Netherworld/Underworld
These may be lower ...
-65 Middle Earth
Middle Earth may be either a parallel physical ...
-66 Upper Earth/Upper World
The heavens are the traditional upper ...
-67 Dreamtime
The original state of being; the energetic template or ...
-68 The Dreaming/Dreamings
The Dreaming is the continuing ...









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