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 (shä′mə-nĭz′əm, shā′-)
1. The animistic religion of certain peoples of northern Asia in which mediation between the visible and spirit worlds is effected by shamans.
2. A similar religion or set of beliefs, especially among certain Native American peoples.

sha′man·ist n.
sha′man·is′tic adj.
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Adj.1.shamanist - of or relating to shamanism
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Ruthless voices lost no time making themselves heard in the face of this tragedy; there are those who blame the country itself for being Hindu, shamanist or communist, or temples for sacrificing animals.
Another face of Korean Christianity, however, comes with the five o'clock morning prayers, the long free prayers in tongues, and the prayer mountains, which are all closer to the peninsula's primal shamanist religiosity.
While South Korea is only 10 percent Catholic, it is perched on Confucian respect for authority and shamanist appreciation for gods and religion.
13) Islam remained the major cultural identification in that region, while other parts of the world permanently dominated by Mongols formed the political organism known as Mongolia, where Buddhist theocracy was introduced in 1911, when the country gained its independence (Tulisow 2007:14); nevertheless, the shamanist and animistic religious beliefs entered the cultural imaginary so permanently that the ideas about the sky and earth gods continued even in modernity, in the twentieth century when anthropologists and ethnographers directed their attention to the Tartar world.
Religions (2010): Buddhist Lamaism 53%, Muslim 3% (primarily in the southwest), shamanist and Christian 5%, other 0.
Young-Jae explores the concept of ritual whether throwing ceramics on a wheel or the act of offering cups often filled with wine in shamanist and Confucian rites.
Humphrey, Caroline, 1995, "Chiefly and Shamanist Landscapes in Mongolia," in Michael Hirsch, and Eric O'Hanlon, eds.
With its blend of Shamanist and Tibetan Buddhist art and culture against a breathtaking backdrop of golden steppes, Mongolia has become an exciting travel destination.
Her goal during five expeditions was to photography the 'ovoos', shamanist stone markers found scattered across the vast Mongolian deserts.
Anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and others discuss tensions within and between communities of Orthodox and other Christians, Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims, Jews from persecution to revival, cultural variations of Buddhism, Burkhanism and Falun Gong, and syncretism and revival in traditional shamanist worldviews.