neo-shamanism

(redirected from New Age shamanism)

neo-shamanism

A general term for a modern Western interpretation of the spiritual and medical tradition of shamanism, which draws on the use of rituals and “tribal” psychology for therapy. In addition to the shamanic state of altered consciousness through rituals and psychotherapy, neo-shamanism uses such tools as flotation tanks, strobe lights, active-alert hypnosis and other devices or practices intended to alter a person’s reality sense.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
We are seekers of direct, unmediated experience, from the pilgrims who seek out the New Age shamanism of the Burning Man Festival to the thousands of us who volunteer in impoverished communities to the millions of us who download music from the Internet.