Shamanism in modern society

With a growing number of people showing an interest in shamanism, Kenn Day talks about the difference in practicing shamanism in modern day society as opposed to how it would have been practiced in the tribes of yesterday. Shamanism is the world’s oldest religion, and at one time any tribe or village would have had their own shaman. We often think that shamanism is only found in Native American culture, but practicaly every village or tribe everywhere had its shaman – or wise man or woman. As we tend to live in busy, anonymous, urban areas, how does that affect shamanism? Along with that, Kenn also describes the shamanic journey. This is a big part of shamanic tradition, in which a shaman journeys into other realms for insight, wisdom or healing.