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Shamanic Medicine

Shamanism is one of those really loosely defined terms that eludes and confuses all the same. It is a broad field of evolutionary, experimental medicine that is as unique and individual as the practicing shaman. So, when you ask a shaman: “What exactly is shamanism?” You are bound to receive a variety of answers. The consistency you will find in these answers, though, is an honest response about spiritual life. Shamanism refers to a universal conceptual framework found among indigenous, uncivilized (i.e. politically unstratified), tribal humans. It includes the “belief” that nature (the world) has two aspects, the ordinary world,
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