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They appear in animals usually as birds or human-like forms, [note 6] have gender differentiation, and have personal names. These spirits are usually referred to as engkanto from Spanish encanto in modern Filipino folklore.
Unlike the "bound" spirits, these spirits can be invited into human households, and their rituals can take place both outdoors and indoors. These categories are not static, however.
A bound spirit can become unbound, and vice versa. Some shamans have spirit guides which are originally nature spirits that have become unbound.
Not all shamanic rituals result in spirit possession. Unbound spirits always possess shamans during rituals.
Either voluntarily or involuntarily. In contrast, bound spirits, as a rule, do not possess shamans. Instead, they are simply spoken to by the shaman.
Bound spirits that inadvertently "stick" to humans are considered dangerous, and are the causes of spiritual illnesses, ranging from confusion, strange food cravings, lust, to unreasoning anger.
Sometimes in order to speak to certain bound spirits, the shaman may need the intercession of their abyan , who in turn will possess the shaman.
Bound spirits can also be interacted with by non-shamans, like when offering sacrifices to the spirit of the forest before a hunt. The Katalonas performed public ceremonies for community prosperity, fertility, or seasonable weather as well as private services to diagnose and cure ailments.
They were respected for these functions but they were also feared sorcerers able to work black magic.
Their numbers too were large enough to put them in competition with one another. Individual success was attributed to the power of the deities with whom they identified, and who took possession of them in their frenzied dancing.
When a catalona held the gift of prophecy, she was named masidhi the fervent one. Healing was the most important role for shamans in their communities.
Shamans distinguished between two kinds of illnesses, the natural or non-spiritual illnesses, and the spiritual illnesses.
Natural illnesses do not require a shaman for healing, while spiritual illnesses do. Like in other Austronesian cultures, animistic Filipinos believed in the concept of soul dualism sometimes referred to as "twin souls" or "double souls".
A person is believed to be composed of at least two souls—the breath of life ginhawa or hininga , which stays with the living body and the astral soul the kalag or kaluluwa , which can travel to the spirit world.
The ginhawa represents the person's body and bodily urges; while the kalag represents the person's identity, mind, and strength of will.
Both are required in a living person. Natural illnesses are the result of damage to the ginhawa. While they do not require a shaman, they are still important, as the death of the ginhawa will also mean the death of the body.
They can range from wounds, broken bones, poisoning, and snakebites. These can be treated by skilled shamans, but were more often relegated to apprentices or assistants specializing in healing or herbalism.
Spiritual illnesses, on the other hand, are believed to be caused by the separation of the kalag from the ginhawa referred to as "soul loss" in anthropological literature.
This separation happens normally during sleep, where the kalag detaches to travel through the spirit world, resulting in dreams.
However, when this separation happens when the person is awake, it results in spiritual illnesses. The causes of the separation can include the kalag getting lost in the spirit world; the kalag being captured, attacked, or seduced by another spirit; or simply the refusal of the kalag to return to the ginhawa.
While it is not immediately lethal, the loss of the kalag can result in the loss of the person's mind and identity—thus insanity.
Spiritual illnesses also include delirium, depression, trauma, fainting spells, and other mental illnesses.
Evil or undesirable behavior may also be blamed on disharmony between the kalag and the ginhawa. Shamans may also perform rituals to heal and strengthen the kalag of a person.
These include the ritual of batak dungan or batakan among Visayan shamans. It strengthens and empowers the kalag of a person to prepare them for challenges, problems and obstacles.
This ritual also protects the person from possible spiritual attack caused by malevolent spirits and sorcery. Aside from rituals and herbal medicine, an ubiquitous traditional healing method done by shamans and healers is massage with oils lana known as hilot or haplos.
Divination was closely tied to healing, as it was primarily used for diagnosing illnesses. It can be done by the shamans or by specialized apprentices with the necessary skill.
Various paraphernalia and rituals are used to diagnose illnesses, examples include seashells, ginger, quartz or alum crystals tawas , and chicken entrails.
Diviners have names that indicate their preferred methods. For example, a diviner using alum crystals is known as a magtatawas , while a diviner that prefers to conduct a ritual known as luop is known as a mangluluop.
Diviners are also able to foretell the future and perform geomancy rituals. A key mythological creature used in babaylan geomancy in the Visayas is the bakunawa or naga , usually depicted as a gigantic serpent or dragon with a looped tail.
The movements of the bakunawa affected the physical world, from the phases of the moon, to eclipses, the weather, floods, and earthquakes.
The bakunawa was central to a sixteen-point compass rose. It faces a different cardinal direction every three months; facing north aminhan , west katungdan , south bagatnan , and east sidlangan in a given twelve-month lunar year.
The mouth of the bakunawa is believed to bring misfortune and evil, and various points in the compass all had different aspects depending on where the mouth was facing.
These were consulted when making future plans like travel, trade, or marriage. When building houses, shamans were also often consulted to determine the most propitious placement of the foundations to avoid the ill luck brought by the bakunawa.
Some shamans were believed to be able to control the physical world through incantations , talismans , potions , or their spirit intermediaries.
In most cases, a healer is also a sorcerer. In order to cure or counteract sorcerous illnesses, healers must themselves know sorcery.
In some cultures like the Manobo people , shamans are entirely differentiated from sorcerers. Shamans deal with the spirit world and supernatural beings but do not have magical powers of their own; while sorcerers were regarded as human beings with powers gained from magical spells or objects.
Illnesses believed to be caused by sorcery are treated differently from illnesses caused by spirits. The former are treated with counter-spells, simple antidotes, and physical healing; while the latter requires the intervention or dialogue with the spirits and thus a shaman ritual.
In contrast, in Visayan societies, the most powerful shamans were sorcerers known as dalagangan also dalongdongan or busalian. They could purportedly command the elements through magic spells and the strength of their kalag or dungan which was equated with "[spiritual] power".
The dios-dios leaders of the Visayan peasant revolts in the late 19th century often claimed to possess these kinds of powers. A notable example was Estrella Bangotbanwa , a Karay-a ma-aram from southern Iloilo.
According to local legend, she alleviated a three-year drought by performing a ritual that summoned a rainstorm. Sorcery was not restricted to shamans, but were also a common claim for leaders and warrior-heroes.
In the pre-Islamic Maranao society depicted in the Darangen epic poem, heroes are born with "twin spirits" tonong in Maranao that grant them superhuman abilities.
King Awilawil o Ndaw of the kingdom of Kaibat a Kadaan for example, has a tonong named Salindagaw Masingir that can take the aspect of typhoons, floods, and pillars of fire; while King Dalondong a Mimbantas of the kingdom of Gindolongan Marogong has a tonong named Mabokelod a Romba which took the form of a giant crocodile.
Numerous types of shamans use different kinds of items in their work, such as talismans or charms known as agimat or anting-anting, curse deflectors such as buntot pagi , and sacred oil concoctions, among many other objects.
Sorcerers are also believed to have powers that cause harm to other people covertly. Healer-sorcerers who practice this kind of sorcery usually justify it as a form of criminal punishment, as a widespread belief is that black magic does not work on people who are innocent.
Their targets are usually "wrongdoers" like thieves, adulterous spouses, or land grabbers. There are also "true" sorcerers who are said to have hereditary sorcerous powers.
Unlike healers, they do not consider the justice of their actions. The latter type of sorcerers are often conflated with the evil supernatural beings capable of appearing human, like aswang and manananggal.
The negative counterparts of the shamans are collectively called as witches , however, these witches actually include a variety of different kinds of people with differing occupations and cultural connotations which depend on the ethnic group they are associated with.
They are completely different from the Western notion of what a witch is. Notable examples of witches in a Philippine concept are the mannamay, witches known to the Ibanag people, mangkukulam , witches that use materials from nature and the cursee as a form of curse, and the mambabarang , witches that utilize insects as a form of curse.
This state is achieved through different methods, depending on the traditions of the particular culture. North American shamans, like those in Native American tribes, are known to induce an ecstatic state through deprivation techniques like fasting and isolation.
South American and Siberian shamans are known to use hallucinogens and intoxicants to induce the ecstatic state, including mushrooms, peyote, Ayahuasca, or alcohol.
Shamans of North America typically gain their power through inheritance, personal quest, election, or by spiritual. They often specialize in the removal of intrusive objects — this is often done by sucking out the object, literally or figuratively, to remove maladies or anything that is physically ailing.
Other shamanistic practices aim to influence the weather, help with a hunt, or provide future wisdom. However, the primary focus of North American shamanism is to heal.
The majority of Native American shamans are men, although female shamans are pervasive in tribes located around Northern California.
The shamanism of arctic North America is more closely related to Siberian shamanism than traditions in the Southern part of the continent.
South American shamans, located primarily in the Amazon, are chief-like figures in their tribes. The South American shaman is associated closely with jaguars and often the word used for a shaman is similar to the word for jaguar.
Shamans are thought to be able to transform into jaguars at will, and jaguars are thought of as not actual animals, but either a transformed shaman or the soul of a deceased shaman moving through the physical realm.
Disparate tribes with little to no interaction have almost universally associated shamans with jaguars and believe in this ability to transform.
This plant contains the psychoactive compound DMT , which produces one of the most intense psychedelic experiences known to man. How shamans knew to mix these two particular plants out of the seemingly infinite possible combinations of the 40, different plant variants in the rainforest is a bit of a mystery.
Shamans administer this compound to seekers and often take it themselves to connect to the spirit world. Other shamans in South America use the psychoactive mescaline from Peyote, San Pedro, and other cacti to induce the shamanic state.
One key element used by shamans is the instruments played to activate the ecstatic state. Typically, a drum is used, but in South America rattles are often shaken in place or in addition to a drum.
For South American shamans, the rattle is very symbolic of the awakened state between our world and the spirit world they connect with. The gourd of the rattle signifies the universe, while the seeds or stones inside represent the souls of ancestors that have passed.
Shamanism in Siberia is considered to be the origin of the practice. The culture was found in herding populations in Northern Asia, particularly a group speaking a language called Tungus.
Throughout Siberia and Mongolia, the shaman was one of the most revered members of a tribe. They would either be initiated by other shamans, or take a solitary, spiritual journey off from the tribe to contact spirits and learn their mystic ways.
Shamans would fit into different classes based on what they specialized in. Some would ward off evil spirits, others would act as healers, and some would conjure spells or black magic.
The yurts that are common in the nomadic areas of Siberia and Mongolia are very symbolic in shamanism. The yurt is the connection between the underworld, physical plane, and heaven.
The botanical hallucinogen of choice for shamans in Siberia is the Amanita muscaria , or fly agaric mushroom.
The mushroom is highly poisonous and can be deadly in large doses, therefore the shaman must be able to correctly identify and take the proper amount.
Siberian shamans would feed the mushroom to reindeer and then drink its urine in order to inactivate the poison and attain its psychedelic effects.
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