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noun as in religious specialist

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She completed a yoga teacher-training program and, in the spring of 2008, went on a retreat in Peru to study with shamans.

The Cofán shamans run these ceremonies for the locals and, yes, tourists.

As dawned crept over the eastern hills, Taita Morales and the other shamans called us inside.

Throwing up is an integral part of the ceremony, and shamans encourage it.

After about an hour of this, the shamans began chanting and stamping around.

The First Lizard knew I was talking sense then and immediately called a meeting of the shamans.

The shamans, or priests, made their strongest charms to no purpose, for the darkness of night continued.

After the shamans had tried very hard to bring back the sun and moon and had failed, the boy began to ridicule them.

"What fine shamans you must be, not to be able to bring back the light, when even I can do it," he said mockingly.

At this the shamans became very angry and beat him and drove him out of the kashim.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shamans, such as: healer, priest, sorcerer, medicine man, and witch doctor.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.