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In: Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 67, no. 4


Shamanic Gift in the Global Village: Shamanic Healing and Biomedicine

Tatiana Bužeková

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ISSN 1339-9357 (print)
ISSN 1339-9357 (online)

Rok, strany: 2019, 412-429

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2019-0024

Jazyk: eng

Publikované: 8. 12. 2019

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Neo-shamanism or urban shamanism is a movement which concentrates on spiritual healing and aims to revive traditional shamanism. The aim of the paper is to explore the legitimation of charismatic neo-shamanic healers in relation to biomedicine which is a dominant authoritative body of medical knowledge in European societies. The paper presents the results of ethnographic research on two neo-shamanic groups operating in Slovakia. In neo-shamanism, the shaman’s abilities are represented either as learned skills, or a special spiritual gift. The latter is characteristic of charismatic persons within neo-shamanic groups. I base my argument on the understanding of charisma as rhetoric and investigate discursive strategies of two charismatic healers who belong to different kinds of neo-shamanic groups. Both support the view that the shamanic practices are compatible with biomedicine; however, they represent this compatibility in different ways. I argue that the rhetoric in the legitimation of the shamanic gift corresponds to the particular social settings and cultural background of a healer. It is manifested in the use of the concept of energy which serves as a bridge between spiritual healing and the natural sciences.

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Bužeková, T. 2019. Shamanic Gift in the Global Village: Shamanic Healing and Biomedicine. In Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, vol. 67, no.4, pp. 412-429. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2019-0024

APA:
Bužeková, T. (2019). Shamanic Gift in the Global Village: Shamanic Healing and Biomedicine. Slovenský národopis / Slovak Ethnology, 67(4), 412-429. 1339-9357. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/se-2019-0024

Kľúčové slová: CAM; neo-shamanism; charisma; rhetoric; energy; Slovakia

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