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shamanism

shamanism

noun sha·man·ism \-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of SHAMANISM

:  a religion practiced by indigenous peoples of far northern Europe and Siberia that is characterized by belief in an unseen world of gods, demons, and ancestral spirits responsive only to the shamans; also :  any similar religion
sha·man·ist \-nist\ noun
sha·man·is·tic \ˌshä-mə-ˈnis-tik, ˌshā-mə-\ adjective

First Known Use of SHAMANISM

1780

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