Shamanism is a range of traditional beliefs and practices
concerned with communication with the spirit world.
A practitioner of shamanism is known as a shaman.
Shamanism is based on the premise that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits which affect the lives of the living.
There are many variations of shamanism throughout the world;
the following are just some of the common beliefs
shared by all forms of shamanism:
- Spirits exist and they play important roles both in individual lives as well as humanity.
- The Shaman can communicate with the spirit world.
- The shaman's spirit can leave his/her physical body to enter the realm of the supernatural to search for answers.
The shaman can evoke as well as see animal images
for the purpose of being spirit guides, omens , or message-bearers.
Click on a name below for a link to a Shaman:
Joy Forbes, M.A.