The shaman knows the drama of the human soul, its instability, its precariousness ... the forces that threaten it and the regions to which it can be carried away. If shamanic cure involves ecstasy, it is because illness is regarded as *a corruption or alienation of the soul.* ~Mircea Eliade
Crow Shaman 1908 - a person who practices magic or sorcery for the purposes of healing, divination, and control of natural events. "I think he wants to kill me because I have told people he is not really a shaman.[...]" (Hillerman 263).