> I don't know if I agree or not. Perhaps it was too facile a
> comment, but I was thinking of what little I know about
> Siberian shamans, their connection to spirit and approaches
> to music. All of our terminology is used in vastly different
> ways than equivalent words were in past cultures. I don't
> find the word shamanistic burdened with excessive baggage, it
> only suggests the ability to impact the physical environment
> with non-physical means.
Shamn-ism doesn't do it for me because I've still yet to find an example of it that moves or uplifts me but then, I'm only speaking for myself!