Shamanism vs Paganism - What's the difference?

shamanism | paganism |


As nouns the difference between shamanism and paganism

is that shamanism is a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world while paganism is indigenous and polytheistic religions.

shamanism

Noun

  • a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world
  • paganism

    Noun

  • Indigenous and polytheistic religions.
  • Most people in that region practise their own form of paganism .
  • A class of religions often associated with nature rituals.
  • While paganism is a broad term, most forms pay close attention to the lunar and solar cycles.

    See also

    * Christianity * heathen * heathendom * heathenism * gentile