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  • n. Plural form of shaman; the standard plural form is shamans.


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  • One sure way to spot a plastic shaman: if he uses constructs such as "shamen" or "shawoman"- it is a whole word; "sha" is not a prefix for "man".

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  • Canadian psychoanalyst Dan Merkur listed five ways in which cultures have used psychedelics for spiritual transformation: the "mass religious revival" of the hippies; the training of religious specialists, such as shamen; group ritual use, such as indigenous ayahuasca and peyote ceremonies; initiation rites, such as the use of ibogaine by the Bwiti of Gabon; and their more recent Western use in therapy. Main RSS Feed

  • Perhaps it's the drugs, with pre-release publicity focusing on singer Paul Butler's journey into the Peruvian jungle to drop fashionable psychedelic ayahuasca with the local shamen.

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  • If Tuillie's tool were to be the engine of his own destruction, I thought he'd have gotten gangrene after a candiru fish swam up his urethra on an ethnobotanical tour of the Amazon to consume rare psychoactives with the shamen of violent rainforest tribes like the Yanomamo.

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  • I hear the Shadows croaking to each other, cursing and calling for their shamen, but the sound is distant to my ears.

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  • In some ways, mystics, medicine men, shamen, psychics, and other seers or prophets are much more spiritually relevant than some of the more authoritative and decorated religious leaders.

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  • The only heretic in the village is Sime, a disbeliever in shamen and their shenanigans and a man said to be unafraid of anything, even of the dark.

    “And must I. . .who am weary, travel always your trail until I die?”

  • Similar in molecular structure to sugar, the plant was used by Aymara shamen decked out in gold finery as they sought to be transformed into avian beings.

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  • When I was backpacking around Peru in 1979, the highland shamen (sp.?) were performing curing ceremonies involving the use of San Pedro cactus, an hallucinogen, and a dip in the cold waters of mountain lakes.

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  • The film follows a hand-picked group of festival-goers as they engage with one another in ‘sharing groups’, get roasted in a pitch black sauna while a shamen purifies their spirits, indulge in some tantric sex, fight one another user the power of their auras and, of course, hug some trees.

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