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 Post subject: How many ways you can say "shaman"
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:22 pm 
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I was wondering if you know what a shaman is being called in other cultures and what that means. As exemple:

- Yachak (Kichuwa, Ecuador)- "The person that knows"
- Shaman (Tungus, Siberia)- "The Ruler of Fire"
- Curandero (Spanish) "Traditional folk healer"


Please add, it can be really interesting.


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These are the terms we use in South Africa in the Zulu language:

Inyanga: A herbalist or medicine man/woman
Sangoma: A diviner and someone who speaks to the ancestors (can also make 'medicine' know as muti, but his 'medicine' is more for anti-cursing or things like that.)


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Cast- To- aNa Shay- Na To all the magical people in Californicate I says this to you. And say to yourself KASTONASHANA many times. It is a magical word and can be used by everyone. oso BEAR
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the magical ways of the Northern Traditions, that is those ways of sorcery and shamanistic practices brought from, based upon, or existing in roots from Northern Europe and the British Isles, are often termed as seidr. seidr is actually better translated as sorcery than as shamanism. nevertheless there are shamanistic elements in seid.

there are seidr folks from the ould lands still in existance and still practicing. but there is also a revival of sorts going on by people who look to the roots of their Northern European Ancestry for their spiritual and/or magical focus. these revivalists are often termed Asatruar, but more and more the blanket term of Heathen is being reclaimed to designate those who follow a form of spirituality from before the Christian conversions of Northern Europe and the Northern Isles. not all who are Heathen practice seidr as the spiritual movement is not predicated on the sorcerous practice. rather there simply are men and women who engage in seidr and who are naturally gifted spae folk who are also Heathens.

some of the English words for people of power are; witch , wizard, sorcerer, and sorceress of course. but also; hag, cunning man or cunning woman, and leach. some terms from Old Norse are in common usage among we who adhere to the Northern Mysteries. these are spaekona or spaemadhr, which means a seeing woman or seeing man, essentially a seer. and seidkona or seidmadhr, a sorceress or sorcerer.

great thread topic, and great contributions so far.

frith and bliss,
Jackie


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Curanderos are NOT shamans. If you want to call them that, then you might also call Baptist preachers and Jewish rabbis "shamans".


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""Curanderos are NOT shamans. If you want to call them that, then you might also call Baptist preachers and Jewish rabbis "shamans".

Well, of course a Rabbi wouldnt appriciate being called a 'shaman'. And yet, he serves a community and acts a bridge between man and spirit. Some Rabbis perform healing, exorcism, blessings, retrieve fertility and lay down curses.

Shaman is a Tungus name for a specific role which exist in all cultures. With regard for culture a rabbi is not a shaman nor a seidhrmadhr nor a lakote medicine man. And yet in essence they are the same.


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