Shamanism is not a religion in the traditional sense, but rather a spiritual practice that has been found in various cultures throughout history. Shamanic practices have been found in many indigenous cultures around the world, including in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
While shamanism is not associated with a specific religion, it is often integrated into the spiritual beliefs and practices of the culture in which it is practiced. For example, in traditional Native American cultures, shamanic practices may be integrated into their beliefs about the spirit world and the importance of living in harmony with nature. Similarly, in certain Asian cultures, shamanic practices may be integrated into Buddhist or Taoist beliefs and practices.
In recent years, there has been an increased interest in shamanism as a spiritual practice in the Western world, and many individuals have incorporated shamanic practices into their personal spiritual beliefs and practices. However, it is important to note that while shamanism may be integrated into various spiritual traditions, it is not itself a religion and does not promote any specific belief system.
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