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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of shamanism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of Shamanism; characteristic of Shamans or Shamanists.
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- adj. of or relating to shamanism
They are given to magical invocations when things go wrong, and to other behaviour that would be more clearly identified as shamanistic, were it not instead identified as "liberal" and "progressive."
One point of view I don't see reflected here is the idea that almost ALL cultures can trace their religious roots back to indigenous, often "shamanistic" practices.
The unusual/creative behavior you are describing might be viewed as "shamanistic" leading those individuals to be placed in an honored position in certain cultures, which I assume would lead to increased reproductive success.
'shamanistic' dances that interrupted them were more conventional.
It's a nice shamanistic flourish considering the subject matter of dreams, death, and waking.
Daniel's is musical at its core; emotional too and strangely forensic while shamanistic.
It's believed that some of these elements represent shamanistic practices to encourage rain or enhance fertility.
With its vast size, its history of migrations and conquests, russia contains a myriad of small ethnic groups—from the reindeer-herding Chukots and the shamanistic Nentsy to the Muslim Avars and the throat-singing Tuvans.
McQueen constantly turned to nature for inspiration and for materials like shells, tree branches, feathers and horsehair, often used in shamanistic way, as if they embodied the spirits.
Left alone in the wilderness, she draws closer to the Otherworld and the supernatural energies who share the land with her, and begins to develop powers of second sight, the channelling of healing energy, a shamanistic ability to embody animal spirits, and the like.
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