TITLE

shamanism

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 "shamanism" is presented. It refers to the religion of certain peoples of northern Asia who believe that good and evil spirits pervade the world and can be influenced only through shamans. It also refers to similar form of magical or spiritual healing.
ACCESSION #
21245517

 

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