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Noun: shamanism  'shaa-mu,ni-zum or 'shey-mu,ni-zum
  1. Any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practised by certain Native American tribes)
  2. An animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    - Asian shamanism

Derived forms: shamanisms

Type of: belief, faith, religion, religious belief

Encyclopedia: Shamanism