The healing from another paradigm: neoshamanisms and its global emergency in the Spanish case

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902021170891

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Shamanisms, Neoshamanisms, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Contemporary Spiritualities, Healing

Abstract

Amongst multitude of alternative medicines and therapies that are present in the western world, neo-shamanism is one that has awakened more interest and has been established between the new spiritual ways and the heritagisation of processes as a result of globalized modernity. In this article, we will show the process of reconfiguration of shamanic practices and knowledge and how they constitute an adaptive response in the search of new vital spaces and collective experiences that give meaning to existence in western context. From the Spanish case and using the Autonomous Community of Valencia as an analysis unit, we will go in depth into the adaptation process that different shamanic movements reaching our land have suffered and how one can understand healing as a process to regain health and wellbeing that includes the human being in entirety of bodies, as well as established relationships with others and with the environment.

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Published

2021-09-10

How to Cite

Albert-Rodrigo, M. (2021). The healing from another paradigm: neoshamanisms and its global emergency in the Spanish case. Saúde E Sociedade, 30(4), e170891. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902021170891

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