Shamanism

Refers generally to the religious practices of some northern Asian peoples who believe that good and evil spirits inhabit the world and can be summoned or heard through inspired priests acting as mediums. Shamanism is also found amongst the pre-Chrisitian Lapps, the Inuit, the Plains Indians of North America, some Australian Aborigines, and some other peoples. The term was originally used by the Tungus people of Siberia.

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Refers generally to the religious practices of some northern Asian peoples who believe that good and evil spirits inhabit the world and can be summoned or heard through inspired priests acting as mediums. Shamanism is also found amongst the pre-Chrisitian Lapps, the Inuit, the Plains Indians of North America, some Australian Aborigines, and some other peoples. The term was originally used by the Tungus people of Siberia.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300055999. The J. Paul Getty Trust.