Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Walsh, R. 2010. Shamanism. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Shamanism is probably humankind's most enduring healing tradition, having survived for many thousands of years. Because of their many therapeutic roles and methods, shamans are described as humankind's first general practitioners. Because of their many psychological techniques, they are described as our first psychologists and psychotherapists.
- medicine man;
- state of consciousness