A young Piute Indian medicine-man, known as Wovoka, and called Jack Wilson by the whites, proclaimed that he had had a revelation, and that, if this ghost dance and other ceremonies were duly performed, the Indians would be rid of the white men and restored to power.
Although it is usually present, faith in the medicine man is not essential for the efficacy of the method.
Sometimes the supposed magician or medicine man himself did the scrying; occasionally he enabled his client to see for himself; often a child was selected as the scryer.
Let the medicine man or magician pray that the fever may pass into the frog, and the frog be forthwith released, and the cure will be effected.
This is why the Zulus and other primitive races distrust a medicine man who is not an ascetic and lean with fasting.
Thus the ghost of the hero or medicine man of a kin or tribe may be raised to divine rank, while again - the doctrine of spirits once developed, and spirits once allotted to the great elemental forces and phenomena of nature, sky, thunder, the sea, the forests - we have the beginnings of departmental deities, such as Agni, god of fire; Poseidon, god of the sea; Zeus, god of the sky - though in recent theories Zeus appears to be regarded as primarily the god of the oak tree, a spirit of vegetation.
abreaction of jealousy and is controlled by a medicine man or a shaman.
Corn beer is brought, jujus lie on one side with medicine man.
Peru's government are warning people against a fake medicine man who is selling a deadly cure-all herbal potion.
Here, the African artist Chief Oloruntoba assumes a higher role than his western counterpart; that of medicine man and tribal shaman.
shaman medicine man wasnÃ¢t able to see past the filters of his cultural conditioning.
Like his tribespeople, the shaman medicine man wasnÃ¢t able to see past the filters of his cultural conditioning.
It used to be that the medicine man was the most respected individual in the village.
However, without medical science, the methods of the medicine man seemed extraordinary and, therefore, valid to the village community.
In the Hava-Mal Odin claims for himself most of the attributes of the medicine-man.
But many relics of these " old times," many traces of the medicine-man and the " skin-shifter," survive in the myth of Odin.
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