Shaman drum, shaman rattle, shamanic singing and shamanic dance are some of the remedies that the shamans, accompanied by power animals, spirit helpers, and spiritual guides, use in their spiritual and healing work.
term "shaman" originates in Siberia where it describes a
person who possesses the ability to perform soul journeys, and thereby
serve as a mediator between the tribe and the spirit world.
the animistic society everything was considered having life and embody a
soul. A general trait which can be detected in native societies
throughout the world is the concept of and alter reality divided into
The Lowerworld, where the
shaman sought power, power objects, and power animals. The Middleworld
which was where humans lived, - perceived through a shamanic state of
mind. The Upperworld where the shaman could seek wisdom and visions
concerning past, presence, and future.
of the more well known ones are the American natives where the Medicine
Man was the keeper of the balance between the people and the spirit
world, or the Eskimo cultures angákoq, necromancer
who, with his drumming and singing could work himself to a state of
ecstasy enabling him to perform spirit journeys, - The Saami people and
their noaide who with his runebom performed drum journeys, and the
Nordic people where the volvas with her seidr gazed into the unknown.