My research is about the metaphysical concepts that contemporary shamanic practitioners adhere to. More specifically, I would like to find out how shamanic practitioners understand spirits and the role they play in the shamanic healing sessions that are today being offered throughout Europe.
While most shamanic practitioners claim that it is not them but the spirits who perform the healing, it is not always clear what precisely this entails. Are spirits conceived to be purely psychological phenomena, or are they assumed to exist independently from the observer and have agency on their own? Which roles and limits in the healing process are they assigned to? How are spiritual entities understood to conduct physical healing interventions? What epistemological status is knowledge of them considered to have? Which ontological premises do these explanations entail?
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