English version

shaman in Religion topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshamansha‧man /ˈʃɑːmən, ˈʃeɪ-/ noun [countable]  RRa person in some tribes who is a religious leader and is believed to be able to talk to spirits and cure illnessesshamanism noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
shamanAnd the dreams produced by fasting had set him on the road to being a shaman.His death and resurrection as shaman lies in his future.The sly Caledonian shaman of the New Left?The miracles of shamans, saints, and saviors are, again, well-known examples.The Dolphin People shamans know a complex series of whistles that signal the dolphins to venture close to shore.Aristides is a magazine writer who leaves his own name behind as ritual shamans ceremonially leave their bodies.When he comes, he will respect the shamans whose medical skills his will surpass but never entirely supplant.Sculpted from stone, the shaman grasps the head of a buffalo in his powerful hands.