Recent Examples of shaman from the Web
Goop began publishing long interviews with doctors, healers, and shamans.
The shaman turned his back on the disappearing sun, while the visibly terrified crowd roared and screamed.
In her line of work, Deborah Hanekamp is known as a Seeress, or in laymen’s terms, a female shaman.
The rhythm and drive give Co/ntry a sort of feral krautrock quality, one part robot, one part shaman.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star began synthesizing his signature look—a dreamlike, kooky rock 'n' roll shaman pirate on mushrooms—back in the mid-nineties.
But what if chemists stopped trying to eliminate the dissociation effect and embraced their inner shaman?
The show has lanterns and lasers, giant floating lotuses that sprout fountains, shamans and animal spirit forms, scenes projected onto water screens, all choreographed to an original musical score.
There’s a portrait of a Hupa woman wearing fur and beads, another of an elderly Cheyenne man in a feathered headdress, yet another of a female Hupa shaman.
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Origin and Etymology of shaman
ultimately from Evenki (Tungusic language of Siberia) šamān
First Known Use: 1698See Words from the same year
SHAMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shaman for English Language Learners
: someone who is believed in some cultures to be able to use magic to cure people who are sick, to control future events, etc.
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