Common Misconceptions about Shamanism

Because Siberia was closed to the Western world until the 1990’s there is a lot of misinformation about shamanism and the aboriginal peoples that practice it. Here are some misconceptions about shamanism that are common in the West.

1. Origin of the word “Shaman”

2. Shamans do not charge fees

3. Native Americans practice Shamansim

4. You can’t call yourself a Shaman

5. The moon is feminine and the sun is masculine

6. Receiving a Shamanic calling

7. Shamanka and Saman