Shamanism and drumming – Defination, healing and how to do?

By Himanshu JoshiYogadrumming, shamanism

Shamanism and drumming is the oldest spiritual path in the world that connects to the practical strategies to survive. It is a path based on nature – a cross cultural path that embodies spiritualism, and is practiced worldwide. It believes in the concept that everyone can have access to spirits and that there is no need of any hierarchical structure.

History of Shamanism- The origin of Shamanism as a practice

Which era Shamanism actually started in practice is a secret untold as per ancient history. The natural healers, yoga, medicine men and those who were presumed to have connections with powers and spirits are said to be documented in history since the past 20 to 30,000 years!

The word ‘Shamanism’ is said to have been derived from ‘saman’ (manchu-tungus word) which means “one who knows.”

Shamanism – a worldwide practice

Shamanism is practiced in every continent. The practice has been found to be similar everywhere. The Nazis and other organised religions in their efforts to remove this practice, however did not gain any success.

Shamanism – a religion?

Though Shamanism may have been considered as a religion by some, it has no sacred book, pope or dogmas. As a matter of fact, several indigenous Shamans all over the world have been found to be Jewish, Buddhist, Catholics, and practice different religions.

Shamanism and healing

Shamanism entails a practice wherein the practitioner reaches a transformed condition of realization or perception so as to be able to perceive and at the same time relate to their belief in the world of spirits and conduit the energies which are transcendental to towards the world.

Thus shamanism includes the study and practice of multiplying power, storing it and utilising such powers that suspend the conventional laws of nature in order to manipulate and influence reality to achieve the divining and healing and engage in feats that are supernatural.
What is a shaman?
A Siberian Evenki term, Shaman means the one who visualises or  infiltrates to the point of source. They are the local leaders capable of perceiving the universe’s elemental nature and getting to view the bigger picture.    

Different ways of addressing Shamans

Shamans are addressed in many ways across the  globe such as curandero (one who can walk between the different worlds) healer, sorcerer, priest, the medicine man or woman, p