Meaning of shamanistic in English:



See shaman

‘The oldest Buddhist sect in Tibet, it emphasizes mysticism and incorporates shamanistic practices and local deities borrowed from the pre-Buddhist Bon religion.’
  • ‘We hear about pre-Christian religion, pagan beliefs, shamanistic rituals and healing drums, and the story is narrated in ambiguous and multivocal words and concepts.’
  • ‘Many areas were not converted to Islam until the eighteenth century, and even then it was by the mystical Sufi branch, who integrated local shamanistic practices with their religion.’
  • ‘Jones refines her shamanistic readings by arguing that the hero-kings of Celtic literature, rather than the Druids, are the ones who undergo shamanistic initiation.’
  • ‘For spirit loss, a baci, or a shamanistic ceremony may be performed.’



/ʃɑːməˈnɪstɪk/ /ʃaməˈnɪstɪk/ /ʃeɪməˈnɪstɪk/