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noun as in religious specialist

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Some researchers suspect that this man was a ritual leader, such as a shaman.

Some followers, including a Phoenix man who dressed as a shaman and toted a “Q sent me” sign during the rally, have been arrested.

Healers and shamans in myriad cultures had the knowledge to administer concoctions made out of herbs and plants to treat people of their ailments.

A shaman—a stout, middle-aged woman with long, dark hair—leads us through the permission ceremony.

After a few moments of silence, the shaman tells us that the spirit has allowed us inside what she calls “the womb of the earth.”

To hear 26-year-old Jillian Banks talk about her music is like listening to a shaman explain the mechanics of a complex spell.

But, like a traditional shaman, Coltrane clearly believed that the drums served as a springboard to a higher order of engagement.

As the Cofán shaman blew strongly over the cup, I took those few seconds to contemplate how I had managed to find myself here.

Let a shaman wave vine leaves over her and enforce a little semi-public shaming.

Don't listen to urban people scared of their own shadow, it will be fantastic, and with a Taita [shaman].

This struggle has been going on from the time of the "shaman" to the present moment.

He had thought then that no red man would speak so demeaningly of his parentage, and here now was a shaman of the red men who did.

The old shaman dangled the time teller by its gold chain over Floating Lily's tiny head.

The shaman is merely interred; since he is supposed to be too full of the evil spirit to be consumed by fire.

Not only was the shaman endowed with the power of projecting his own 'astral body' into the Land of Spirits.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shaman, such as: healer, priest, sorcerer, medicine man, and witch doctor.

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