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    Korean shamanism is a religion which includes many communal and private magic rituals. The rituals rely on the shaman’s individual experience as well as her abilities to contact the spirit world where the shamanistic gods live. By communicating and placating the gods, the shaman can predict and change the future. For over 40,000 years, people have believed that there is another world where all the spirits live. It is this idea that Shamanism is based on. The roots of this religion in Korea date back to ancient, prehistoric times. In many cultures a shaman has been known by many different names including medicine man, psychopomp, mystic, poet, and magician. Unlike many of these similar people, the shaman does not use drugs to enter a trance. She can enter a trance on her own free will. During the trance, the shaman’s soul leaves the body and travels to the spiritual realm. It is there that the shaman comes into contact with both helpful and evil spirits. Sometimes the shaman enters into a life or death struggle with these spirits as they attempt to harm the people that the shaman is in the trance for (New World Encylopedia).…

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    1. Shamanism is an ancient religious behavior that is the basis of the neo-shamanism, the western version of the religion, the two however similar do have differences. One distinct difference between the two is that shamanism is a technique while neo-shamanism is a religion. Both have a shaman, a religious specialist who has the ability to enter a trance state to communicate with the spirits or spiritual world. The difference between the two is that in neo-shamanism they believe that shamic…

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    Religious experiences have often been associated with a specific, culturally-set location and particular types of music. Anglican or Lutheran Christianity, for example, takes place in the church and is accompanied by organ music (see for example Evans 2006). Contemporary shamanism, as a form of spiritual practice, differs from these types of associations, as the shamanic practitioner can move the sacred space easily from one location to the next. Music and sounds are essential parts of this…

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    Shamans Rituals

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    In some societies, religious rituals are performed by the members of the community. In some rituals, members would hire a religious specialist to cure someone who carries an illness. A shaman is classified as one of the following religion specialists. The term “shaman” has been used in different ways by different people. According to Rebecca L. Stein & Philip L. Stein, “the term shaman actually comes from the Tungus language of Central Siberia” (Stein & Stein, P. 120). “It refers to the…

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    Otomi Masking Patterns

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    the Otomíes and surrounding indigenous groups. The television and radio emphasize the use of Spanish as the primary language and replace traditional values with modern ones. They also encourage the village groups to move to the cities. Due to the social changes that have taken place over the last hundred years, the function and importance of masks in many communities has faded away. Young people do not see any value or necessity in becoming a mask maker today, so in manly villages mask making as…

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    Shamanism in its general sense, is a system of techniques and practices which allow the practitioner (shaman), to move beyond the ordinary world. The reasons for ancient shamans “moving to the beyond” included finding information about the weather, migration patterns of animals for hunting, which plants were edible or had healing properties, methods of healing, inspiration and instruction for making practical or sacred objects, and generally finding out how the Universe worked. The word “shaman”…

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    The Inuit tribe also was known as “Artic People” or “Eskimos” were the first settlers in the northern hemisphere of the earth, they settled in extremely cold climates located in Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and Greenland. They were some of the first native people of North America and were forced to settled in these cold climates due to hostile Indians and the south having no good land available. Being able to adapt easily the Inuit people have been able to sustain life for their tribe for thousands…

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    Shamanism In Cave Art

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    Shamanism is a front running hypothesis and is associated with magico-religious expression through the form of cave art. However, it’s a highly contentious subject with some people fiercely opposing this theory and branding its advocates as ‘shamaniacs’. Perhaps the contention lies with “the loose use of labels and names such as shamanism that has led to some of the confusion” (Taçon, 2006). Often shamanism has been used to rationalize almost everything in a way that suggests it was “shamans and…

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    When cultures go through changes and start adapting to a new modern world, aspects of their traditions and way of life change. They went from hunting and gathering to becoming more agricultural or domesticated. While these technological advances can bring prosperity, there are also many long term consequences that can see today. One big aspect of traditional cultures was the idea of interconnectedness. This means that all of their aspects of life such as religion and politics and the economy…

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    Yupik Mask Research Paper

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    Isaiah Pitka Yupik Mask Do you know how the Yupik Mask was created? There were shamans in the past. Do you know shamans? Shamans are humans with powers living in 2 worlds. Shamans lived in the real world like the world we are living now. Shamans lived in the spiritual world also, its weird how they were part of the little human world, or they were able to talk to things that are growing. Shamans use to talk to trees, water, plants, anything that were in the spiritual world. Shamans had many…

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