Is Shamanism an ancient religion? Is it a spiritual method for a specific elite or is it magical practice open to all? Is it simply a false term used in anthropological imaginations and is now obsolete? This book seeks to bring this issue into focus, especially following the publication of Marcia Eliade's book "Shamanism: Ancient Techniques of Ecstasy." We have never read a book that has offered an overview and panoramic view of information available today on this phenomenon. From defining Shamanism and identifying its components, to comparing it to fortune telling and magic, to describing its anthropological nature extending to its current impact, Michelle Brian paints a complete picture of one of the most imaginative and unknown phenomena.