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HISTORY AND ORIGINS

a little history

Shamanism is a set of beliefs dictated by a holistic and animistic conception of the world. Present in Mongolia since the dawn of time, shamanism aims to find the balance between man and the environment in which he lives. Shamanism is one of the oldest spiritual practices in the world. It is based on animism, that is to say, a belief that attributes a soul and a spirit to all living beings and to all the elements that make up nature. There would exist several worlds; that which is visible and perceptible and those which are not seen, namely the world of the spirits, the world of purgatory, the world of the waters and the world of the guardians of nature.

Shamanism has its origins in Siberia and more precisely in the Altai mountains with the Tungus tribe. In Mongolia, shamanism is the oldest belief of the people. It was even proclaimed the official religion of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century. Although these origins are estimated, shamanism comes from many cultures, and today there are as many shamanisms as there are tribes on Earth. Apart from the peoples who lived remotely, the practices of shamanism have spread and today we find practitioners capable of treating, knowing plants, talking to spirits, changing their state of consciousness and they are called under another name; healer, diviner, healer, sorcerer... They are considered doctors of the body or the soul.

 

 

Some tribes in the world

  • New Zealand Maori

  • The Asabano tribes in Papua New Guinea

  • The Senecas in the Northeastern United States

  • The Navajos in northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah

  • The Ojibwa in the Northeastern United States and Southern Canada

  • The Iakota Sioux in Dajota and Southern Canada

  • The Shipibo around the Amazon

  • The Kogis in Bolivia

  • The Yorubas in South Africa

  • The Punuu in Central Africa

Our encounter with the Shipibos 

Our life has led us to meet the Shipibo people.

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