Asian shamanism

noun
an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
Syn: ↑shamanism
Derivationally related forms: ↑shamanistic (for: ↑shamanism)
Hypernyms: ↑religion, ↑faith, ↑religious belief

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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