To hear 26-year-old Jillian Banks talk about her music is like listening to a shaman explain the mechanics of a complex spell.
As the Cofán shaman blew strongly over the cup, I took those few seconds to contemplate how I had managed to find myself here.
Let a shaman wave vine leaves over her and enforce a little semi-public shaming.
Don't listen to urban people scared of their own shadow, it will be fantastic, and with a Taita [shaman].
They rushed toward the man on the stake, but the shaman beat them back.
He had never forgiven the shaman, you see, for that old story about the Corn Maiden.
The woman Ipsukuk fell to weeping for a son lost long years agone in the ice, and the shaman made incantation and prophecy.
She put on her shaman's dress and about the middle of the day the Cacique of the Sun sent for them.
Had the shaman retreated so far along the road to his past that he now believed in his own supernatural powers?
He was older than I, but he was also fat, and for all his shaman's dress I was not frightened.
1690s, "priest of the Ural-Altaic peoples," probably via German Schamane, from Russian sha'man, from Tungus saman, which is perhaps from Chinese sha men "Buddhist monk," from Prakrit samaya-, from Sanskrit sramana-s "Buddhist ascetic" [OED]. Related: Shamanic.