shaman sham·an n

shaman sham·an n

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  • shaman — [shä′mən, shā′mən; sham′ən] n. pl. shamans [Russ < Tungusic šaman < Prakrit s̍amana, Buddhist monk < Sans s̍ramaṇa, orig., ascetic, akin to s̍ram, to fatigue] a priest or medicine man, esp. among N Asian peoples, who is believed able to… …   English World dictionary

  • shaman — shamanic /sheuh man ik/, adj. /shah meuhn, shay , sham euhn/, n. (esp. among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control… …   Universalium

  • Sham —    Neo shamanism is often alleged to be a false shamanism, a pretense or self delusion based on the wish by colonialists to acquire the metaphorical gold of indigenous spirituality. Early travelers and anthropologists were equally persuaded that… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • shamanism — shamanist, n., adj. shamanistic, adj. /shah meuh niz euhm, shay , sham euh /, n. 1. the animistic religion of northern Asia, embracing a belief in powerful spirits that can be influenced only by shamans. 2. any similar religion. [1770 80; SHAMAN… …   Universalium

  • Bibliography —    As the scope of the dictionary entries and extent of this bibliography make clear, there is a huge range of literature on shamans, from introductory works, general discussions on such topics as definition, and culture specific ethnographic… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • theatre, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of the Western theatre from its origins in pre Classical antiquity to the present.       For a discussion of drama as a literary form, see dramatic literature and the articles on individual national literatures.… …   Universalium

  • Vizenor, Gerald — (1934– )    Enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation, a prolific poet and author of academic and imaginative works, and professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Vizenor’s writing is… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

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  • sha|man — «SHAH muhn, SHAM uhn», noun. a priest with magic powers, as over diseases or evil spirits: a) a medium, priest, or priestess believed to have magical powers of communication with spirits and power over evil and disease: »The province of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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