The Shamanic Survival 1.2

Shamanism shows a remarkable survival, and there are many examples of shamans co-existing with other religious or magical systems in a given culture. Most of the world’s healers are shamans, for example. As societies evolve into more complex forms than that of the hunter-gatherer, the roles that the shaman fulfils is taken up by others. From shamanism arises theatre, religion, magic, art, dance, music and perhaps even writing and language. traces of shamanism remain, in folklore, customs and myth – deference to those who can manipulate the hidden forces of the world as tricksters and healers. Westerners are increasingly turning to shamanism in a search to revitalise and reintegrate themselves into a world-view which is beyond that offered by our culture