Definitions for "Shamanism"
The type of religion which once prevalied among all the Ural-Altaic peoples (Tungusic, Mongol, and Turkish), and which still survives in various parts of Northern Asia. The Shaman, or wizard priest, deals with good as well as with evil spirits, especially the good spirits of ancestors.
A spirituality which is also based on aboriginal knowledge. Traditionally, a Shaman was someone who mediated with spirits. Now, it is more of a process that uses energy to heal. This healing is achieved through art and ritual. If you have a trauma and you take and put it on some sort of art, like a shield or a mask, that will move the trauma more quickly.
the traditional Inuit belief system centred on the power and abilities of shamans who acted as intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds.
applied animism; associated with worldview of multi-tiered universe; institution expressing the preoccupation of societies whose worldview conceives of a multilayered universe as a unity
a system in which a group of people rely on a shaman ( he who knows) who can enter an ecstasy and perform the supernatural