This article is for everyone who loves to learn about Shamanism.
On my spiritual journey I discovered something amazing about the female shaman.
My husband always imagined the first Shaman as a man. I saw the first Shaman as a women.
You might be thinking, “sure, you’re a woman, and he’s a man, the perception of male / female shaman logically follows…”
And you might be right, but is there more to it than that?
So what’s the truth?
When I released my best selling Shamanic Journeying online course, I meant it to be for everyone.
And so it is, because being a Shaman is not gender specific.
But this is what my husband and I found out:
There is no single word or even agreement amongst archaeologists as to what a shaman is.
The word shaman just describes the role of a tribal sage, of one particular Siberian culture, which was brought to the west centuries ago.
The word shaman probably derives from the Manchu-Tungus word šaman, meaning "one who knows".
It was discovered by Russians interacting with the indigenous peoples in Siberia.
For the male shaman there are many names given to him in this region.
For the female shaman there is a fascinating consistency to her name.
More on this in a bit.
In terms of shamanic practises, there appears to be no great difference in the role carried out as a male or female Shaman. Being a Shaman is not gender specific.
Many of what is commonly practised today more likely came from the female intuition in the first place, and there is some proof of this which I will explain later.
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