TITLE

shaman

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1984
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "shaman" is presented. It refers to a healer, usually from a tribal or preindustrial culture, who uses non-Western practices and techniques. A shaman uses techniques like faith healing, spirituality, psychological manipulation, chanting, rituals, and culturally meaningful symbolism to restore health or well-being to the sick.
ACCESSION #
21245516

 

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