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Meaning of SHAMANISM

Pronunciation:  'shâmu`nizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
  2. [n]  any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
 

SHAMANISM is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Asian shamanism
 
 See Also: faith, religion, religious belief

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sha"man*ism\, n.
The type of religion which once prevalied among all the
Ural-Altaic peoples (Tungusic, Mongol, and Turkish), and
which still survives in various parts of Northern Asia. The
Shaman, or wizard priest, deals with good as well as with
evil spirits, especially the good spirits of ancestors.
--Encyc. Brit.

 

 

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