Shamans
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and ch...
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Shamanic music
Shamanic music includes both music used as part of shamans' rituals and music that refers to, or draws on, this. A shaman's ritual is a ritual and not a musical performance, and this shapes its musica...
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Imitation of sounds in shamanism
Shamanism in various cultures shows great diversity. In some cultures, shamanic music may intentionally mimic natural sounds, sometimes with onomatopoiea. Imitation of natural sounds may also serve ot...
Shamanism in Europe
Shamanism is a wide umbrella term for spiritual or ecstatic practices in pre-modern societies in the absence of organized religion.In prehistoric Europe, reconstruction of religious practices affords ...
Noaide
A noaidi (Northern Sami: noaidi, Lule Sami: noajdde, Southern Sami: nåejttie, Skolt Sami: nōjjd, Ter Sami: niojte, Kildin Sami: noojd/nuojd) is a shaman of the Sami people in t...
Sami shamanism
Sami shamanism is shamanism as practiced by the Sami people. Though they vary considerably from region to region within Sápmi, traditional Sámi beliefs consist of three intertwining elements: animi...
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Finnish mythology
Finnish mythology is a commonly applied description of the folklore of Finnish paganism, of which a modern revival is practiced by a small percentage of the Finnish people. It has many features shared...
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Astuvansalmi
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (Finnish: Astuvansalmen kalliomaalaukset) are located in Ristiina, Southern Savonia, Finland at the shores of the lake Yövesi, which is a part of the large lake Sa...
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Astuvansalmi rock paintings
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (Finnish: Astuvansalmen kalliomaalaukset) are located in Ristiina, Southern Savonia, Finland at the shores of the lake Yövesi, which is a part of the large lake Sa...
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Korean shamanism
Korean shamanism, also known as Muism (Korean: 무교 Mugyo "mu [shaman] religion") or Sinism (신교 Singyo "religion of the shin (hanja: 神 ) [gods]", is the ethnic religion of Korea and the Koreans. Alt...
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Shamanism in Siberia
Shamanism represents a large minority in Northern Asia, particularly Siberia, which is regarded by some as the heartland of shamanism. It is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups, many of whom obser...
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Shamanism among Eskimo peoples
Shamanism among Eskimo peoples refers to those aspects of the Eskimo cultures that are related to the shamans’ role as a mediator between people and spirits, souls, and mythological beings. Such belie...
African traditional religion
The traditional beliefs and practices of African peoples include various traditional religions. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in a supreme creator, belief...
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Shamanism among the indigenous peoples of the Americas
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and ch...
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Maya priesthood
Until the discovery that Maya stelae depicted kings instead of high priests, the Maya priesthood and their preoccupations had been a main scholarly concern. In the course of the 1960s and over the fol...
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Maya religion
The traditional Maya religion of Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and the Tabasco, Chiapas, and Yucatán regions of Mexico is a southeastern variant of Mesoamerican religion. As is the case with ma...
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Aztec astrology
The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of ...
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Aztec religion
Aztec religion is the Mesoamerican religion of the Aztecs. Like other Mesoamerican religions, it had elements of human sacrifice in connection with a large number of religious festivals which were hel...
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Aztec mythology
Aztec mythology is the body or collection of myths of Aztec civilization of Central Mexico. The Aztecs were Nahuatl-speaking groups living in central Mexico and much of their mythology is similar to t...
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Aua (Inuit)
Aua (alternalely Awa, Ava) was an Inuit angakkuq (shaman) known for his anthropological input to Greenland anthropologist Knud Rasmussen. As a shaman practicing into the 1920s, Aua provided perspect...
Native American religion
Native American religions are the spiritual practices of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Traditional Native American ceremonial ways can vary widely, and are based on the differing histories a...
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