The word Shaman is derived from the Siberian word “Saman” which means to know. Shaman are healers in there many forms and many modern day Shaman go through their lives without ever correlating their abilities with the word. This also works in the same way with many calling themselves Shaman without the abilities and/or right intentions to actually heal others.
Shaman speak the language of energy and have an unspoken way of understanding what needs healing within a person. The Shaman can access this knowing by entering altered states of consciousness and communicating with the spirits- by training the mind, through the use of psychedelic substances and/or by altering the senses. This short video explores the roots of Shamanism and what it actually means to be a Shaman.
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