The word 'shaman' comes from the Tungus language in Siberia. The term refers to the spiritual leaders of certain societies, usually small-scale societies without centralized political organizations and occupational specialization. The shaman's primary function is to serve as an intermediary between his or her community and the spirit world. He has direct contact with the spirit world through trance states, uses the trance state for healing, bewitching and divining for his people, and uses his connections to spirits to achieve good or evil goals. Because of this perceived power, he is often the most feared person in the society. The techniques used in shamanic religions have been adopted by individuals and groups of non-shamanic societies seeking access to the spirit world. Modern versions of shamanism emphasize healing of self and others, but often lack the community foundation of traditional shamanic religions. In these contexts, shamanism is no longer a religion but rather a spiritual practice borrowed from traditional beliefs.
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Dance of the Deer Foundation
The mission is to preserve the Huichol culture and its shamanic practices and traditions. Features Huichol history, information about the foundation and details on seminars and retreats.
Den of ZaWolfSpirit
Dedicated to shamanism in all its aspects, with a penchant towards Wolf.
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies
A non profit educational organization founded by Michael Harner. Includes the Way of the Shaman Basic Workshop, Advanced Shamanic Training, Books, Videos and Tapes.
Path Of The Feather
Teaches techniques of shamanic journeys and the use of medicine wheels and spirit animals.
Sacred Hoop Magazine
List of contents of this UK magazine on Shamanism, Animism, earth wisdom, native spirituality and ecology, with some material online. Also shopping.
Shaman Links
Provides educational information and links to information on shamanism. Also links to shamanic practitioners, teachers, and teaching organizations listed by city and state or country.
Shamanism FAQs
A collection of FAQs regarding shamanism.
Dance of the Deer Foundation
The mission is to preserve the Huichol culture and its shamanic practices and traditions. Features Huichol history, information about the foundation and details on seminars and retreats.
Den of ZaWolfSpirit
Dedicated to shamanism in all its aspects, with a penchant towards Wolf.
Shamanism FAQs
A collection of FAQs regarding shamanism.
Sacred Hoop Magazine
List of contents of this UK magazine on Shamanism, Animism, earth wisdom, native spirituality and ecology, with some material online. Also shopping.
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies
A non profit educational organization founded by Michael Harner. Includes the Way of the Shaman Basic Workshop, Advanced Shamanic Training, Books, Videos and Tapes.
Path Of The Feather
Teaches techniques of shamanic journeys and the use of medicine wheels and spirit animals.
Shaman Links
Provides educational information and links to information on shamanism. Also links to shamanic practitioners, teachers, and teaching organizations listed by city and state or country.

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